i officially joined weight watchers online this morning for three months. i'll probably renew for another month after that to get to my goal, and one more to settle in to maintenance.
my starting weight was 156.5, and my first goal is 148.7.
ww says you can expect a loss of 1-2 pounds a week after the first two weeks, so i'm kinda hoping for a HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE drop in the first two. wouldn't you?
unlike a million other losers out there, i have never, ever done weight watchers. that makes me hopeful, though, because i've never been on a ww where you could game the system easily, so i don't know how. points+ looks like a solid plan. i'm optimistic.
my term is over now and the reading i performed in was last night. now i just have to get this play up and i'm free 2 nights a week plus my brain can relax. of course, by then i'll be taking accounting for nonprofits and law & the arts. hooray.
our guinea pig is quite sick right now, so that's an added layer. my feelings of not-keeping-up and amplified by the realization that her tiny 2-pound self managed to lose 1/2 a pound before we realized she wasn't well. we're not out of the woods yet, but we're lucky she didn't die. i can't help but feel like if i'd been home, if i'd been in the room where she lives instead of at my desk... i took responsibility for this creature. i should have paid better attention. we think she was sick for two or three days before we noticed.
fortunately, we have a great vet (he's literally saved her life twice already) and my husband is able to take time off to take care of her. no kidding- he took a sick day today to syringe feed her the organic babyfood i made her every 90 minutes to help her gain the weight back. and he's dropper feeding her clementine juice, too.
anyway... i joined weight watchers.