And the journey continues.... 343.4
Alright..... this was the morning I was looking forward to... the weigh in!
The Weight Watchers weigh-in for me is every Friday. Last week I had lost 4 pounds. That was just before I joined MyFitnessPal. So, after a whole week of doing the MFP thing, I was eager to find out what level of success I would have by watching calories, sodium, sugar, carbs, protein and fat... instead of points plus.
I was looking forward to a 2.5 pound loss according to my calculations for the week. But to lose more than double that was exciting! My Weight Watcher leader asked me what I did different. I said.... "I quit Weight Watchers and joined MyFitnessPal online. Plus I started watching caloric intake along with all the other elements like fat, carbs, sugars, sodium."
My leader made her case about Points Plus and Free Fit Foods and almost every other characteristic of the Weight Watchers program that would possibly appeal to me.
"You don't understand", I continued, "MyFitnessPal friends are with me on the journey 24/7, we inspire and motivate one another... daily! This beats meeting for one hour each week. MyFitnessPal has accountability with all my friends there watching what I am doing, eating, feeling... everything. They are on the same journey that I am on and that matters at midnight when I am tempted to raid the fridge for a glass of milk or something that I should be able to let go of. In fact, MyFitnessPal is a website I visit more often than Facebook!"
My leader looked down... then looked at me. She said, "Well, I have till April 25th to change your mind." and then she chuckled.
So, I am happy to testify that in the week that I have been active here, I have lost 5.6 pounds and now stand at 343.4 in my quest for 200. It'll be a long journey, I know. But I am prepared, with the right tools, toward success.
I'm going to miss that place. Then again, maybe not.