So anyway, stepped up to the scale, down a pound ... but I wasn't happy.
You see, I had pretty much decided I was going to try to make "goal" by my birthday in a little over 19 weeks. My goal number is a number in the healthy weight range for my height. Ok, ok, actually it's the highest number in that range, but who's keeping score? It's not like I'm bird-boned or anything.
The issue is that in order to do that, I would need to have 20 (including today) weigh-ins averaging out to 1.4 pounds a week. A bit ambitious for a gal whose prides herself on taking this weight-loss thing nice and slow, no?
So, I took the fact that I was immediately a bit disappointed at a one-pound loss as a red flag that the original challenge wasn't quite right.
I'd still love to hit a clear goal, even if it's not my actual WW "goal," by my 30th birthday, though.
So here's what I'm thinking, I'm starting a 20 pounds in 20 weeks challenge.
Starting today and ending at the December 7th weigh-in.
Is there anyone out there who wants to lose 5, 10, 15, or 20 pounds? Please join me!
Check-in in my comments section with your goal and progress every week. You don't have to share actual numbers, but everyone participating in the challenge will get a prize at the end of the challenge, and there will be a drawing amongst those for one grand prize.
I only have one rule: Your goal has to be reasonable. I recommend 20 pounds or less. If you lose more, great! If, not, what did it hurt?
(To my email-only readers: you can email me instead of commenting , if you like.)
Ok now, who's with me?!