Hi Roni — your story gives me hope. I have struggled with my weight for years. I am on my second week with WW now. I started at 223 lbs. I lost 5 pounds my first week. It’s been 4 days into my second week and the scales haven’t budged. I’m starting to lose hope again. How did you stay encouraged?
I’m moving you to the top of the queue as I think your question is time sensitive!
PLEASE do NOT give up. You can’t scale watch this early, it will drive you nuts. At this point you have to have FAITH in the plan. Look at my first 2 weeks. The second week I barely lost a half a pound and I was distraught…
Weight Watchers Week 2 – July 13, 2005
Ok, not good but not bad news either, at least I didn’t gain anything. I was really disappointed at my second week weigh in, only down .4 points, that’s right, POINT 4. That’s like a pair of socks, isn’t it? Anyway, I thought the whole breastfeeding things would "melt the pounds away", that’s what everyone said. Hopefully next week will go better, wish me luck.
That was the post I wrote on my family blog that day of my second weigh-in (pre-RonisWeigh). I made a promise to myself that I was going to stick with it. That I was going to take it day by day. I was going to have faith. I needed to make these changes for me regardless of what the scale said. I had to learn how to eat. I had to get control.
Guess what… I did!
Any point on the journey I could have given up like I’ve done countless times before. But this time, I didn’t. This time, I did one little thing different that I didn’t do before. I STUCK WITH IT. I fought through the negative self talk, the hopelessness and simply followed the plan.
DO NOT let the scale derail your efforts. It will catch up, it WILL!