January 9, 2007
I got an e-mail asking me if I'd lost any weight on the diet. I hauled out the scale, figuring that maybe I would have dropped a pound. If I was lucky.
230. From 236 a week ago. And I didn't start until Wednesday. Now in a way I'm not surprised there's a lot of weight loss at the start. The way Weight Watchers works is that you're assigned a number of points you can fill any way you want, with the total determined by your age, activity level, gender and weight. I currently get 35 points (I'll drop to 34 when I hit 229) and I was probably eating close to 50 before I started.
I've noticed that I still get a good number of my points at work -- breakfast and lunch. I eat less in the evenings and don't really wake up any hungrier. So this seems to be working out pretty well. I just need to figure out how to coast in to my target weight when I start getting close to it.
But yeah... six pounds in a week. Wow.