I knew that at some point in the process of losing weight and getting healthy I was going to feel discouraged. It's just part of the deal. What I wasn't expecting was for it to happen 2 weeks in.
The 1st 9 days of WW were great. I was committed and motivated. I was following the plan with ease, and seeing the results. And then, for no apparent reason that I could discern...the weight loss just stopped.
On paper I was doing everything right. I was tracking all of my food honestly and diligently. I was staying within my allotted points every day and making HEALTHY choices. I wasn't even using any of my extra points. I was getting outside and walking every day. But the reading on the scale was staying stubbornly constant.
Still...I stayed strong and kept at it. I told myself it was just a temporary thing...that my body is just getting used to the new routine and that the pounds would start falling off soon.
At the end of the week when I did my "official" weigh in, I'd lost less than 1 lb. *big sigh* What am I doing wrong here? It just doesn't make sense.
I refuse to give up the fight just because it isn't going as well as I'd hoped. Instead I turned to my support system and told a few people how I was feeling. A funny thing happened...every single one of them told me the same thing. "You aren't eating enough Shannon"
So this week I'm trying something new. I'm going to go against logic and I am going to eat MORE. I'm going to use up those extra points...by eating HEALTHY foods.
One of my friends told me about something called the "Wendie plan". Apparently someone invented a system of using the extra WW points in a specific pattern through out the week to maximize weight loss. I'm going to give it a shot and see how it goes.
But right now...I'm off to the gym.