If at first you don't succeed...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Okay, so you know how my mother tricked me into promising my dying father that I would join Weight Watchers, right?

Well, I did.

Last Thursday night was my first weigh-in. Notice how I'm not posting after this Thursday's meeting because I'm worried that I haven't lost anything. Don't get me wrong. I've stuck to the program and counted all my points. I've worked out every day. I'm just a-skared. It almost seemed too easy.

I need to suffer! I need to feel like I'm being deprived of things that all the good people of the world can eat. I don't want to be told that I can actually EAT a candy bar as long as I "count my points."

Okay, where's the camera? Is this going on YouTube?

I got there 30 minutes before the class so that I could register. The only reason I chose this particular meeting is because it's literally 3 minutes from my house in our city community center. I debated going at night because everyone knows that the best time to weigh yourself is first thing in the morning, naked, after you pee but before you shower. Wet hair adds unwanted ounces to the scale. Don't be a fool, people.

Well, I'm a fool. Because I had my initial weigh-in at 7PM, after gourging myself for a week and having a "last supper" Big Mac meal at 6PM. I couldn't love you more, two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.

I know I've said it before, but THIS was the most I've ever weighed.

I was so pissed off when she handed me the booklet where she had scribbled that...that NUMBER that I stomped over to a seat and waited for the class to start. There were only about 4 people there early and a guy about my age turned around to greet me.

Big mistake. Didn't he see me stomping?

"Well, hello, how are you today?"

I squinted my eyes at him, "Well, I would be a lot better if I wasn't so FAT!"

Where did that come from? I thought to myself. Wow. Fat people really are mean!

He turned away for a minute but came back for more.

"The weather's pretty nice, isn't it?"

Weather? Is this guy really trying to talk to me about the weather when I'm the fattest I've ever been in my life? How can he even stand to look at me? I'm hideous!

"Uh, huh." It's not his fault you're fat, Chrissy..

Hopefully, I'll have a positive outcome tomorrow so that I won't have to bitch slap him when he says, "So how was your first week?"


  1. The scale is bullshit. Trust me (famous last words) the belt buckle tells no lie. Once you start seeing the notches changing on the belt, it doesn't matter what digit is showing on the scale. Remember muscle weighs 6X more than fat (in mass). So if you are training, you will build muscle and your weight may or may not change. So always look at your belt!

    Good luck!

  2. Some people just can't take a hint! Don't you hate that? The weigh-in is a very personal thing & anyone who gets in your personal space at that time deserves to incur your wrath & a big bite in the ass from Bernie! LOL! Good luck with Weight Watchers! (((HUGS)))

  3. Chrissy, Weight Watchers does work, no matter who you punch in the head. Keep it up and you'll notice a difference!

  4. It totally works! I think the most fun thing about WW (use the acronym and you'll confuse people into thinking you are speaking of wrestling) is discovering a super low point, but delicious food and sharing that with your fellow Sojourners in weight loss. I needed to used sojourner in a sentence.

    I thought you might be interested in this, although I know you've got your hands full with current blogs ; )


  5. You've gotten over the first step of actually getting there and being weighed in front of all those ppl!!!

    More than what I would do.

    All the best.

  6. As a guy I know there aint one dang thing I can say that will come out right so....... I am just going to say good morning and it is good to see you posting.

    Well maybe I aint smart enuff to leave while I am ahead. We all love ya just as you are.

  7. I can attest that WW does work. Too bad I let myself go AGAIN and now, I'm back to square one (or negative 10)...

    Good luck!

  8. I know soooooooo many people who do Weight Watchers and have seen amazing results. Not only is it a great way to lose weight, but also a wonderful way to eat. A good friend of mine no longer goes to WW, but still uses their system for eating healthy.

    "I'm just a-skared."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Love that word...a-skared. I use to say it when I was a kid.

    Anyway, girl...good luck with WW. And like everyone else shared in their comments.

    We love ya just as you are!


  9. you gotta love getting picked up at the WW meeting. Unless of course HE's the fattest HE's ever been... Hmmm...

    I can see your picture there and I think you're beautiful. Good luck with the WW... I'm on nutrisystem. So far so good, but tonight we are going out because I'm craving something that's probably more calories than I've had in the last 2 weeks. Oh well. there is always tomorrow.

  10. @Miss nikki,
    Good reminder. Thank you!

    Ha! I'm just picturing Bernie biting someone in the ass. Thanks! Good to see you, sweetie!

    I'm hoping. Thanks!

    Congrats! I don't think I know anyone who has ever used that word in a sentence.

    Thanks for stopping by. I'll have to come and check you out~

    @A Daft Scots Lass,
    Thanks! When she said, "why don't you take your jacket off?" I cringed.

    @Simply Suthern
    You're too sweet, thank you. And it's good to be getting back into the swing of things. :-)

    @Travel Girl,
    Good to know! Not that you've gained but that all you have to do is start again and it will work.

    Aw, thanks Ronnie! I'm not a-skared anymore. I lost 2.8 pounds!

    My sister said, "Was he cute?" and I replied, "No, he was fat!"

    Thanks for the compliment. Good luck with NutriSystem! I was on that a hundred years ago when they gave you dehydrated food that you added water to. Yummy!


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