I feel silly writing these weekly updates when my weight stays the same. Identical to the tenth of a pound to what I weighed two weeks ago, officially.
I’ve gotten into a bit of a routine at my weekly Weight Watchers At Work meetings: I choose my seat in the meeting room, set down my purse and my water (and some small part of my lunch — I’ll eat the rest at my desk later), dig out my weight log booklet, and head to the scales. I get my official weigh-in happening, make some sort of positive-sounding comment about my meager loss or gain (“At least it’s heading in the right direction!” or “Not as bad as I expected!”), then head back to my seat to eat my food and Twitter about my weigh-in.
Recently, I’ve added one more step to my routine: checking the #weightwatchers trending topic on Twitter. It makes me feel like a part of an even bigger community, even beyond the meeting room, when I see who’s twittered about their own weigh-ins, or about counting points, or about their own successes and failures.
We’re all in this together. The people in my At Work meeting who’ve lost 80 pounds in a year, the people who have lost nothing in that same year, and the others like me who have stalled in their weight loss. The people on Twitter whom I haven’t met. The people on LiveJournal (most of whom I also haven’t met). My husband. My friends. All of us are in it together. It helps to remember that.
In lieu of my weight graph and scans of my food tracker, allow me to share some insights I’ve had into my own actions and habits this week.
- I eat when I’m tired. I’ve always, ALWAYS hated going to sleep at night (and, oddly enough, hated waking up in the morning), as a child, a college student, and as an adult. When I’m sleepy, and don’t want to admit it, I’ll refuel in an attempt to re-energize myself (among other more psychologically-based reasons, I’m sure). I should really try to get more sleep, though, since studies have shown that lack of sleep can lead to hormonal imbalance and potential weight gain.
- I need to drink more water. Dehydration can contribute to fatigue, and while I don’t think I’m seriously or continuously dehydrated, I did note that I haven’t been drinking my six glasses a day recently. Although caffeine isn’t as dehydrating as some would lead us to believe, I should still probably lay off my mid-morning Diet Dew.
With that said, I need to wash the dishes and go to bed already.