I'm down 3.5 lbs this week!! YES! Finally some faster progress! Now I'm really revved up and ready to take on next week! I intentionally went to the other lady to weigh-in although she wasn't much better in terms of encouragement. I don't know if it's because they're very busy or what, but I find they are very rushed there. I don't ever get a "good job" anymore like I used to. Maybe it's the new program? I know that I'm just an number there, but I have been doing WW off and on for over 10 years and I used to always get encouragement at the scale. Also, in total I have lost 7 lbs, and I didn't get a 5 lbs goal sticker. I know it sounds lame, it's just a stupid sticker right? But I worked HARD for that stupid sticker. My mother-in-law had to ask for both of hers as she has lost 11.5 lbs total. So it's not just a one-time thing, seems to be a theme at this location.
Anyways, on with the positives. I made some oatmeal raisin bites from one of the WW pamphlets. They are really good! I added Splenda instead of sugar, so that probably brought the points value down. I've never bothered to make a recipe before so I'm pretty pleased with myself! Next week I will try something new. I get the e-tools free for 2 weeks so I'll see if it's worth keeping it or not. Anyone recommend any low-fat recipes they love? I hate making something new and having it turn out to taste like pure garbage. It's such a waste of time.
I'm still adjusting to my new life as a working mommy, but I think things are working out pretty well so far. I have a nice routine everyday and it surprisingly includes everything. My little guy is very laid-back so it's easy to not worry about him during the day when I'm at work. The babysitter sends pictures and updates on how he's doing, and that helps too.
I am looking forward to running outside again. Two years ago, I did a 10 k and I loved it. Last summer I was pregnant and decided against running. I'm going to sign up for a 5 k in May. This will give me incentive to train regularly. There's nothing like running outside as the sun is setting, and you're floating off the pavement. I want that feeling again. It's very addictive, but in a good way.
Anyways, I'm very happy with my weigh-in this week. And I think I needed the large change this week. I have honestly been working very hard, and I believe I can chalk up my last weigh-in to my wonderful monthly visitor. I didn't mention it last time because I didn't want it to sound like I was trying to make excuses. Thanks a lot Aunt Flow.