My scales are pretty accurate as I was a pound within target when I weighed myself this morning. I knew I’d weigh heavy at group tonight, and I wasn’t wrong, but the damage is not as bad as it could have been.
My session was due to start at 5 pm, so we arrived around 10 to and it was already filling up. Luckily I got inside before everyone else started to arrive and unfortunately they had to stand outside in the rain which had just started as numbers inside are limited.
Seating is for around 20 people, adequately spaced and the queuing system for signing in, paying your money and then weigh in is quite straightforward with paper cones on the floor marking the necessary 2 meter social distancing. It’s a one way system, one door in and a fire exit out, so they are trying their best to comply with all the regulations.
As it’s the first night back, teething troubles were expected and came in swathes with cards not being recognised, and I was asked for £4.65, even though I was still ‘at target’. I didn’t have to pay though but might next time I go which will be after Hubby’s surgery now.
You have to put your own card in the reader and take it out again. No cash is processed, everything is done on a debit card. You put your card in a different reader before getting on the scales, then it is up to you to record your weight in your book. No-one touches anything of yours and you don’t have to touch anything of theirs. I didn’t touch anyone, chairs, tables, even the reader as I put the card in and pulled it out with no problems.
Our group leader has lost 2 and a half stone since the lockdown and is looking amazing. Some could be down to her no longer being on steroids since her mastectomy over a year ago but she’s stuck with the plan and it’s paid off. It’s the first time I’ve seen her with hair! I’m glad I didn’t stay though and gave her her birthday card before I left. I was pleased to see she had quite a pile.
I’ve put on a pound and a half (2 sock gains and a slipper) and now have three weeks to lose it in order to remain in target and warrant free membership.
Hubby was waiting for me in the car and said at least four people had turned away muttering about the inconvenience and ridiculousness of having to wait outside.
Groups are booked in advance with a maximum of 30 per session, but as each session is only 45 minutes long, weigh ins are going to take up most of that. It’s all a question of timing and tonight we got it right.
As before I shall chart my progress, good or bad.