Today's weight: 156.6
Pounds lost in last 18 days: -9.8
Pounds lost in last 424 days or
since 2/12/2008: -82.6
Am I happy? Yes, pretty happy. Could I be happier about my weight? Oh yes! Most definitely. I wish I weighed 135, my goal weight. That's another 21.6 pounds.
I'm happy I didn't go crazy while eating out and ordering room service. I'm a closet over eater and room service would have been perfect for me to overindulge. I knew I had to weigh in when I got back so that helped to keep me honest. Plus, believe it or not, I actually tracked everything I ate those four days, in the little paper journal. I was usually over 10-14 Points every day, but I still tracked it. That really helped.
Today's Weight Watcher meeting was one of the best I've ever been to, and it seemed to be aimed right towards me. It was a leader I don't usually go to, Janis, but I really like her. Maybe Saturday mornings will be my new meeting time.
Janis said there are three types of dieters:
1. Dietary Restraint - all or nothing. 100% willpower. Perfectionist. Great at losing weight, impossible to maintain weight loss. This is me!!!
2. Dietary Disinhibition - zero willpower. Don't follow anything. Throw out the baby with the bathwater. Can't lose weight. This is me too!!! When I gained my 100 pounds that was exactly me. I didn't even try to restrain myself. Ate whatever the hell I wanted. Gained 100 pounds in a year, after losing a hundred pounds in a year.
3. Flexible Restraint - livable limits. Have a treat now and then. Have willpower but not 100% all the time. No one can live like that and makes it impossible to maintain the weight loss. This is where I want to be. This is what I consider normal people who maintain a normal weight. I think I'm getting a handle on it.
I have a treat now and then, even stuff with sugar in it. At lunch in Miami, the waiter brought me a piece of German Chocolate Cake, compliments of the house (note to self, don't flirt with the waiter). It was really good and I ate three bites of it, then stopped. I offered it to the people with me, but they had already ordered desserts. I felt a tiny bit bad not eating it all, but I told the waiter I was really full (from that shrimp salad with three shrimp in it).
It was a really good Weight Watcher meeting, and I'm so glad I stayed. I always learn something when I stay (so why do I weigh in and then leave so often?). My new goal is to be flexible with myself, not so hard on myself, and to consistently attend meetings.