Thursday, February 2, 2012
Weigh in report, and question for big losers
Today was my weigh in day at Weight Watchers, I managed to stay on track this week and I had high hopes. I stayed within my points every day, only used 9 of my weekly points and earned 46 activity points. I was rewarded with a loss of 1.8 pounds, which is huge for me because I very often lose a half pound or less per week even on great, on-program weeks. That puts my total weight loss at 94.2 pounds with 5.8 pounds to go until I hit my goal weight.
An odd thing has happened today, I'm hoping to get some feedback from those of you on this same journey about it. Today at work, and again twice tonight when I went to dinner with some alumnus from my high school, people have (with a very sincere, concerned tone in their voice) said "you've lost TOO much weight- you need to stop!" One of my classmates (who easily weighs 10 to 15 pounds less than me) said, "really, you are too skinny and it's not good". I don't get it- by NO means am I anywhere near skinny- for that matter, I'm still 2.8 pounds from the HIGH end of my healthy weight range on both Weight Watchers and the BMI charts. Honestly, I am a hobbit-like 5 foot 4 inches tall and (as of tonight) I weigh 148 pounds so I clearly have a good 15 to 20 pounds before any reasonable person could suggest that I weigh too little. Why do people feel compelled to suggest that I've gone to far when I haven't even reached a high end healthy weight? I just don't get people sometimes....
Tomorrow we are leaving for a weekend away at a retreat for the families of children who have heart defects, all meals will be provided so on-plan eating will be a bit of a challenge but there is lots of fresh fruit and a salad bar...between that and the WW smoothie mix and green tea w/ mint that I'm bringing it shouldn't kill my week. There will be lots of walking around and outdoor activities (and dancing, woo!) so with a little bit of care things should be just fine on the weight loss front.