I recently told you about how I started going back (again) to the gym and signed up for Weight Watchers. If you didn’t know about that little event you read about it right here. Imagine my surprise when I stepped on the scale at the gym last week and recorded my weight, realizing I lost 10 pounds. Honestly, it wasn’t a huge surprise, since an initial weight loss is usually just water retention, nonetheless, it was a weight loss.
I was totally shocked by the weight loss, that I took a photo of the scale and sent it to my sister and The Get Fit Dad just to get a second (and third!) confirmation of the number on the scale.
What I Did That I Lost 10 Pounds?
For starters I actually followed the Weight Watchers points plan. I eyeballed my portions, because through the years of the 472 different diets I’ve done, I can do that. I tracked what I ate. I didn’t overeat. And I actually ATE! The last being something that I realized I didn’t do enough of.
After the first week I was amazed with how much food I was actually able to eat. And through the realization that I wasn’t eating food of substantial value and not eating enough food, I figured that eating good food and more of it, was not a bad thing.
Along with eating more and sticking to the Weight Watchers plan I lost 10 pounds by adding more exercise to my day. Even though I still haven’t had a strict routine down, I was able to continue sweating and I kept making the effort.
Over this past weekend I set myself up for an intro to a personal trainer. I’m always hesitant to having a personal trainer, because I have had nothing but less than positive results with one. I was actually happy when I met my trainer. He was a young guy, who oddly enough reminded me of The Get Fit Big Guy. I wasn’t intimidated by him, and he was actually rather complementary to me. He told me motivating things about how he could help me, not necessarily lose weight, but achieve my desire to be a bodybuilder.
I have found my perfect combination of exercise and diet that has helped me lose weight. My trainer told me it’s 70% diet and 30% gym. But I can tell you it’s 100% ME!