Monday, January 7, 2019

A Weigh, A Weigh, A Weigh Down South in Dixie


Good news and bad news...

When asked which you want to hear first, which one do you choose?

I always want to know the bad news first.  Then the good news. Sometimes ending with the good news takes a little bit of the sting out of the bad news.

With that in mind, lets start with the bad news.

My WW app/chart/graph started over this morning.  The "week" must be Monday - Sunday.  Today, I discovered that though the daily points that are unused/leftover are added to the next day, the weekly food points do not carry over.  So sad.  I had at least 20 extra weekly food points that I could have used last week.  And now they are nowhere to be seen.  I didn't even get to say goodbye.

I will not make that mistake again.  I want to eat up all those daily/weekly food points!

Thankfully, there is also good news.

Today was weigh in day.  It isn't quite a week since I started WW.  (I started on Tuesday, January 1st.). According to the scale, I lost 2.2 lbs in less than a week.  Hooray!  I know that the initial weight comes of fairly easily.  The last bit of the weight you want to lose takes much longer.

I am encouraged enough to keep on keeping on with Weight Watchers. And that's a good thing!

20 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you, my friend, on that weight loss! And I love your sense of humor in the title...and I am also like you...give me the bad news first! xo

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    1. Dianna, thank you! I think recording everything I eat on the WW app really helps.

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  2. Hi Gina!

    Yeah!! You go girl!! So proud of you...I need to get on that weight loss wagon! Yes, I always like the bad new first as well, it gives me something to look forward to!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Thank you, Barb. You and me both!!! Bad news first or else you'd be happy then sad.

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  3. I may need to try WW or something similar this year, along with an exercise regime :(
    Not really looking forward to it but can see the weight going on unfortunately.
    Well done you on your weight loss so soon after the Christmas break.
    Diana

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    1. Thank you, Diana. Losing weight after 45 is quite the struggle. I know hormones etc come into play and one has to just work harder I guess.

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  4. That is sad about the lost points. I would imagine you could have some fun making those points up. =) How fabulous you have lost 2.2lbs!A successful first week, if you ask me♥

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    1. Thank you very much, Kim. I will not make that same problem again with the weekly food points. Not if I have to eat spoonfuls of sugar! ♥

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  5. Congratulations Gina! Keep it up! I just started a program called Sparkpeople which is a free online weight loss website. I hope to be able to lose the weight. My doctor wasn't pleased at my last visit.☹

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    1. Regina, thanks. I've not heard of Sparkpeople. I'll have to look it up. It is always so awkward when doctors scold us!

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  6. Good work on the weight loss but like you I would want to eat every point. Preferably some in chocolate.lol

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    1. You and me, both, Arlene! And chocolate is good for you - so they say!

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  7. Oops..did I put Good Luck, I meant Congrats . It is too early in the morning for me to be leaving blog comments.

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  8. Congratulations on your lost weight! Best wishes to you on this journey! I would rather have the bad news followed by the good.

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    1. Thank you, Robin. It seems that everyone so far wants the bad and then the good.

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  9. Well that's encouraging! Way to go Gina! ♥
    xx Beca

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  10. Oh I think I would have cheated and carried over this week and then started off a new next week, LOL :)
    Congrats on your result for the week!

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  11. Congratulations Gina!! I'm glad that you're doing so well and that you won't let those points go to waste.

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