I'm skipping day 4 because it was a continuation of the problem of Day 3. I had refused to play and another post occurred in which someone, not the writer of the shaming comment, started demanding I answer to her. I ignored it, the admins on the page deleted the post and banned one person from the group. Not for what was attempted to do to me, but because she chose the path of obstruction when asked to cease. The rest of us were warned but there isn't a banhammer hanging over my head.
Day 5 was first weigh in. Three people didn't make it. Only one has an acceptable excuse. She injured herself and was in surgery getting her broken leg set. The other 2 who simply failed to show will have to pay for the missed appointment and will no longer be in the program. Quite possibly will need to find a different doctor. I don't mean to make her sound like a petty martinet, she is very reasonable as long as you try to follow her advice.
She has a family practice plus the wellness clinic. Why waste appointments on people who aren't willing to do the hard work of being healthier? She can give those appointment times to people who really want the help. Makes sense to me.
My first week weight loss total was 5 pounds. A little concerning since that's mostly water and having that much water weight at my age isn't a good thing. I got a reward for it since the purpose of the challenge is to not only help you learn how to eat healthy, it's also to teach that food isn't a reward. I'm getting a Reiki Massage because I lost weight. I'm the only one that did. The other 6 stayed the same.
She read the food journals and sat with them privately to show them what part of what they ate was the culprit and how they might replace that. I was in the other room enjoying my massage. I feel very relaxed and quite happy actually. Some of that, of course, comes from being proud of myself for sticking to it.
I was so happy with myself that I resisted buying one of those luscious cakes Walmart had in the front of their store. I bought a box of strawberries instead. I haven't gotten around to washing them yet, I had a lot of running around to do and I'm a bit tired.