I gulped in trepidation as I got on SoD on Tuesday after the weekend on expanded points. I had stuck to my points, but whereas I had been having 18 (to save 4), I was now having 26. On Monday this included a 7 point brownie! I also had wine, 2 magnums and a chinese takeaway (not what I would have chosen but pointed up and tasty) - not all at once I would add. And we did two 7 mile walks (I aim not to use bonus points earnt by exercise - as a buffer). But I reasoned that weighing on Friday gave me an unrealistic result because it didn't reflect the full points for the week. That's why I had to weigh on Tuesday too. And ....... I'd lost a bit more - bringing my total for the first 8 days on WW to a loss of 5lbs! I am incredulous. It's an odd sensation - usually I have the crushing disappointment and then the hope for the following week builds; this time I had the hope up front - a double serving if you will - and now I have the fear. I guess it's the fear of hope being dashed further down the road (read: Friday). I'm trying to quash both the fear and the hope and carry on - there isn't anything else I can do after all.
I'm back on the 18 points regime at the moment (hungry!), busily squirrelling points up for the weekend. And hoping for the best.