Yes, I gained. But so did almost everyone else in the chapter - our "best loser" for the week dropped a whopping quarter-pound. (I really wasn't surprised by this; the past week was one of the sort Margaret Cho described in one of her shows as being so very good out in public...and then coming home and eating the couch.)
The unofficial theme for the evening was "Better Late Than Never." murphymom and I finally got to give the program we've been sitting on for three weeks; we ad-libbed for a few minutes on the subject of Non-Food Rewards, then handed out a word-search puzzle and gave everyone five minutes to find as many words as possible. Our winner, who got 15 out of 24 (hell, I'd seen the thing already, and even I only managed 17), was given a preview-sized bottle of Bath and Body Works' Twisted Peppermint Three-In-One, and he loved it. Everybody loved it - they were all sitting in the meeting room 15 minutes after we officially adjourned, still trying to find the rest of the words in the puzzle. So we scored big with this, as we had both hoped and expected - this was the first time the weekly program had been fun since we came back two months ago.
We also took some photos tonight, Mom mostly for her eHarmony profile, and me because neither of us had a photo taken at our first meeting (which is supposed to be part and parcel of the application process - how are they going to see how much different you look if they don't have a point of reference?).
( Back here, for the curious )
(crossposted to my journal and projectoneyear)