Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I think my Wii Fit Scale is on crack, since last week it told me I was up, and my official weigh in ended up being down, and ditto this week. I expected to go in to my weigh in and have Fran make that terrible little face; I call it the Weight Smile. She sort of tilts her head to one side, take a deeeeeeep breath, then lets it out with a very quick, "You'reupalittle,notmuch,tho,just.6
andthathappensyouknow." And then she smiles. It's a painful grimacing mockery of a smile, and honestly, in the last 18 months that I've been a member of weight watchers, I think I've grown to hate that smile more than anything else.

But instead, I was down 1.4 pounds. This is good; and at the same time, bad.

I have lost another daily point.

(On the plus side, this should be the last point I ever lose, since I don't intend to try to lose more weight than will take me to 130 pounds. Or at least, I don't intend, officially, to get my weight down below that...)

Down to 19 points a day. That's approximately 950 - 1,330 calories a day.

I don't know why moving down fifty calories a day is worrying me so much.

Maybe it's because I don't know many people who are down in that weight range. Most of the people I know who are at their goal weight are lots taller than I am; Thomas, for his maintenance range, eats about 38-40 points a day. (I know, he doesn't really count...) Other people I know in maintenance weigh in around 140 - 180 pounds... (lucky tall people!) and are eating 22-27 points a day, or have given up on points...

Sometimes I feel like I could pile all my food for the day onto one full-sized plate and a "normal" person could eat that as an entire meal. (You know I used to...)

It's a little frightening.


A Daunting Tale of Scale Warfare said...

Wow how does it feel to be so close to goal? I cant even begin to imagine that yet!

Congratulations, youre doing an amazing job.

Liz Brooks said...

It's psychological, of course. 19 sounds like a hell of a lot less than 20, and 950 sounds like a hell of a lot less than 1000.

(Personally, I don't think it's remotely a reasonable amount of food anyway, and I think WW does it to sort of force people to exercise just so they can have APs to spend.)

But take heart! You're so cloas to goal, and the 19/day is only for *losing* weight. Once you decide you're at maintenance, you'll need to add points back on. Probably not as many as Thomas, because the man is a freak of nature, but enough to bring you back up to the 22-25 range, I would think.

Becky Fyfe said...

You've come so far! Woohoo!

I am already finding it difficult to get significant losses these weeks. I've lost 93.5 pounds, but I still have 44 to go. And now my typical week sees me losing a pound. I miss those 4 pound loss weeks, but I don't miss weighing as much as I did when I was getting the bigger losses.

Sheryl said...

I am just starting weight watchers and currently at 28 points. I guess when the points go down we feel deprived. We need to focus on what we can have, not what we can't have.

Have a great day.

Jen said...

Great job on the loss!


Dr Wednesday said...

Hey! You poor wonderful girl! You are in weight loss mode right now. So yes, 19 points is hard (I hope to need do drop to 19 in the next few weeks). However, WW says that most people need to eat 6-8 more points a day in maintenance mode. That's good news, right?

I know I'm scared every drop- for me, it really has been difficult below 22/day. GOOD LUCK!

Miz said...

you are so amazing committed strong smart and are SUCH A ROLE MODEL woman.
I love seeing your tweets of your workouts.

Natalia said...

I know what you mean about losing that point! It's only 50 cals, but it seems like more when you think about it points wise! Just keep telling yourself it's only 50 cals! You are doing great!!!!!!!

Cammy@TippyToeDiet said...

waitaminute! You mean your Big Reward for all your success is that they take MORE food away from you? This seems so very wrong. :) But good--very, very good.

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