DietBlog: Okay, so I had my first official weigh-in today… and I lost two kilos! Dude, that’s like FIVE POUNDS. That’s insane. I was like, “Are you joking? That’s a lot, right?” And the weigher said it was, but that it was pretty normal and that my body would probably adjust soon so the rate would slow down. I’m still stoked though. I don’t want to sound like a dork, but I really think the “meeting” aspect is what’s going to get me through this. I always liked school stuff. For example, our leader was up there tonight talking about affirmations and visualization, and she kept asking people for examples. But nobody would talk! So I kept saying stuff, because if we’re all just going to sit there staring at each other then it’s just a waste of my time. Right? I might as well get something out of it. I don’t care if they think I’m a kiss-ass; I’m not paying $15/week to screw around. So I asked questions and made comments and generally spoke about 500% more than anybody else. Oh, and since you’re all waiting with breathless anticipation… I got my first Bravo star! She asked if anybody’d made any positive lifestyle changes and I said that I’d walked to work every day for the past week (which is 30 minutes), and on my day off I even walked all the way from the city to Newtown (which took me, like, an hour). Lemme tell ya, it feels pretty damn good to have that star sitting on my little “Progress Trail.”

Overall, I feel pretty positive about how it’s going. I went to our health fund on Friday to see if they offered a rebate and was surprised to discover that I’m eligible for $200 bucks back! So I went ahead and pre-paid for four months’ worth of meetings. (I also splurged on a couple of the “point tracking” books.) Other than that, emotionally Friday was the lowest point of the week. I just felt hungry and irritable all day long. It’s also my day off alone so I didn’t have anybody to talk to and keep me from thinking negative thoughts. I perked up on Saturday though, mostly because I’d saved up enough points to have our usual pancakes and bacon. The Snook’s being amazingly supportive about the whole enterprise, helping me figure out ways to make our favorite foods lower in fat and not complaining too badly about the switch away from “all meat, all the time.” He’s even agreed to my ultimate goal attainment reward: a trip to Warner Brothers Movie World on the Gold Coast!* Only eighteen kilos more to go…

* I totally got that idea from an adolescent fiction book that – strangely enough – I keep thinking about this week. It’s about a fat kid who gets to go to Disney World when he loses the weight at the end. He gets stuck with two pounds to go and gets mad but then discovers that he’s grown two inches, so he still qualifies to go. I can’t remember the title though. Can you? It definitely wasn’t Blubber, since the protagonist of that one is a girl. Hmmm…


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  1. Congrats on the gold star! And kudos for you on participating in the discussion; I’m sure hearing you talk is much preferable to sitting around in awkward silence. In some of my small discussion classes at grad school, sometimes I felt like I spoke too much and was monopolizing the class, but I only did it because no one else talked! Somebody’s got to.

  2. Congrats on the weight loss! I’m glad you’re having as good an experience at WW as I did. And yes, you’ll level off, but you should lose pounds consistently. BTW, I think the book you’re talking about might be “Jelly Belly” by Robert Kimmel Smith.

  3. Jelly Belly, THAT’S IT! Thanks for putting me out of my misery. I knew it had some amusing name. 🙂

  4. Congrats, Kris! I lost a whopping 5kgs in my first week, but I was much more overweight than you are now (it’s easier to drop more when you have more to drop)! And yes, the size of the losses will decrease over time, but I’m still losing about 1kg a week and I have about 18-19 more kg to lose.

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