I went a to my first meeting in a really long time and I have to say, I was a little nervous. I'm not sure why exactly but I was. Like I said in my previous post, I started with Weight Watchers when I was in the 8th grade in Odessa. The last time I did WW and was successful with it was when I was going to the Midland meetings. I just felt more comfortable. That was in 2006. They have sense moved their meetings to a church and when I walked into the church I felt like this is where I need to be. The ladies at this particular meeting were so nice and so inviting! The leader of the meeting was very inviting and didn't make me uncomfortable (which is always something you want in your WW leader).
I had my first official weigh in. I was kinda sad that they wouldn't take the number I had on the scale on Wednesday when I started lol but I understood. Even though I will have a different start number I have lost 3 lbs since Wednesday! I have really been watching what I eat and making sure I didn't go over on points. I don't want to even dip in to my extra weekly points but at least if I need to I know they are there.
We are going to Arlington this weekend for baseball games so I'm going to see if I can do a little research before I get there. I really think there is side work you have to do in order to have a successful eating plan. Even here in the Permian basin, if we are going out to eat I will look at the menu before hand, see if they have their nutritional info on their website and work point value before I get there. Even when I was doing calorie counting I did the same thing. I don't want to get there and be stressed out about trying to figure out what I'm going to eat. Notice I didn't say what I CAN eat,but what I was going to eat. Whether you're doing WW or counting calories you can still eat anything you want. You just have to make sure that it's with in your point value/calorie allowance. And you have to be mature on sticking to your guns and not just blowing everything once you're there.
It is so crazy to see how my mind frame has changed in 3 1/2 years. I mean.....I ate lasagna Florentine today for lunch that was loaded with veggies and not a ton of pasta and meat. Don't get me wrong, I still love that kind but sometimes you just gotta put your big girl panties on and pass on it :)