This past week was cold here in Florida and weighing in wearing just thin shorts and a short sleeve tee-shirt was not something I was planning on doing. So I was making the switch back to jeans the first weigh in of the new program. Jeans instantly add weight and bulk and I want to do this the first week? Yes I do! I do not want to freeze to weigh in first week or not! Keep in Monday a week ago it was 37 degrees outside in the mornings and each day afterwards was a few degrees warmer but with another anticipated cold front on the way. Shorts were not in the picture! I washed the shorts and tee shirt and packed them away and got out a pair of Levi’s and a thermal shirt, I was ready!
The second cold front arrives and instead of cooling us down or keeping us cool, it warms us up! I decided to keep my plan in place about switching to the jeans to weigh in. Last year I had switched the week prior to Thanksgiving, this year it was two weeks before Christmas. But this was not only two weeks prior to Christmas it was my birthday week and we had a few “food” events at work, it was PMS week which normally yields a 2 pound gain and the first week of the new Freestyle program! I must have lost my sanity to choose this week. But it is what it is.
At our Saturday morning meeting the leader figured I had freaked out a few times during the week with the changes and she was right but I kept trying to trust in the new program. So many were having great success. But I knew the cards were stacked against me this first week but I kept reminding myself there is science behind all this and things would be fine. I also reminded myself I would be up but the jeans and PMS would be the culprit and I had already done my official monthly weigh-in so at least this would be a good barometer of how hard I needed to work the next week.
I handed Kathy, one of our receptionists my book and climbed onto the scale. I was indeed up but it was a point two up. Yes, .2! not Two pounds! In my head I knew that in reality I was down and the jeans were masking the success but next week it would show a little better since I was wearing the jeans again and a lack of food events should help too!
Bring on week 2 of Freestyle!