Woohoo! I had a happy weigh-in this morning -- I lost 3 pounds this week! Hooray! So that takes me up to 5 pounds total in the last two weeks. I'm totally psyched. There's something about a round number that makes it really feel like progress, you know?
I kinda knew that I was gonna have a good morning on the scale. You never want to get your hopes up too much, but for the past couple of days I've actually started feeling and seeing a little difference. I haven't felt as puffy as I had over the holidays, so I was hoping to see a correlation on the scale. And I did! :-)
But Weight Watchers did give me a little scolding, saying that 3 pounds was a little too much to lose in one week. They really want you to stick to a max of 2 pounds lost in a week, because they don't want people to have too rapid a weight loss. Losing weight too quickly is often a sign that it's not going to be sustainable, cuz it's too dramatic a change. The advice they gave me today was to make sure I use all of my Flex Points this week so I can have a more gradual weight loss. Can do.
I actually think I'm ready to start exercising more, anyway. My body feels like it's adapted pretty well to being on the diet - those hunger pangs of the first week have mostly gone away, which I knew they would. So I'm gonna start slow and plan to hit the gym a few times this week, and make sure that I'm upping my points intake in a smart way, so hopefully I won't have that dizzy thing start up.