Weight Watchers, Take 2: One month in

Anyone who follows my blog’s Facebook page already knows my good news: I weighed in Monday morning and lost 3.8 more pounds!

Of course, seeing as how my page still has a pathetically low number of “likes,” that’s not many of you. 😉

Dreaded scaleI’m a bit surprised that on the week I used more of my FPs than ever (only 15 left!), I lost the most weight since Week 1. (I dropped 6.8 that week, but we all know that first-week loss is an anomaly.)

This week’s loss brings my total lost since rejoining WW on Jan. 1 to 15 pounds.

Two days shy of a month in, and I’m down 15 pounds. Wow. The new campaign, “Expect Amazing,” is apt. It’s sure as heck amazing for me to lose so steadily, without much of a struggle.

By that, I mean I haven’t had to give up anything. I can enjoy a little popcorn at the movies or have a latte from Starbucks — even treat myself to a donut at Dunkin’ Donuts — without the guilty feeling that leads me to keep eating because I’ve “blown it.”

I’ve had to rethink things a bit, of course. Now my Starbucks drinks are “light” or “skinny,” not low-carb. I order smaller burgers, bun included but — sob — no bacon, when I’m doing the fast-food hamburger thing (which I still do too often, but that’s another problem). Overnight Oats have made a reappearance in my breakfast rotation, as well. And I’m really starting to enjoy snacks like hummus and veggies (or hummus and pretzels).

The switchover has been relatively painless, and for that I’m grateful.

I know it won’t always be this effortless. After all, I did lose 50+ pounds on WW several years ago — only to stall out about 12 pounds from goal.

But I’m going to enjoy the ease while it lasts. If I can lose a decent amount each week now, without much exercise, imagine how much more impressive my stats will be when I ramp it up.

012813 WalkThat’s something I want to start doing soon — this week, if possible. I kicked things off with a 30-minute walk on the treadmill today. 1.6 miles covered; 212 vertical feet climbed. That’s right. Instead of walking at 0 or 1 percent, I used that incline. At times I had it cranked up to 4 or 5.

Not too shabby. But I know I can do more.

I’m starting to wish I’d signed up for Best Body Bootcamp this time around. Tina would motivate me to start kicking my ass.

I suppose there’s no reason I can’t re-start one of the other bootcamp workouts. I have the first three.

Hmm … it’s worth a second thought, for sure.

I could also start actually DOING some of the workouts I’ve pinned. I have 36 workout graphics pinned and 5 workout videos, on two separate boards. The GoFitGals (of the Skinny Jeans Challenge) post workouts, too.

I have plenty of options. I just need to, in the words of Nike, “Just do it.”

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