Saturday, April 2, 2011

I'm such a LOSER!

Do the scales make you feel that way? I hope not. I started Weight Watchers (again) in October of last year. The good news I was not at my heaviest weight, but I had some pounds to lose. The weight loss has been slow & steady with random weeks of "maintains". Two weeks ago, I had a big gain 1.2 lbs. I realize that is not an Earth shattering amount, but it got my attention. I had been playing on a slippery slope... eyeballing the plan, but not really working the plan for 3 or 4 weeks. After that weigh-in, I had a talk with myself and reminded myself of all the reasons I started this journey in the first place! With super-husband's health issues over the past 3 years, the reality of how short & fragile life can be has been etched into my mind. I want to live a healthy life for ME! Let's face it folks -- we only have one life to live, so we might as well make the most of it! Why do I love Weight Watchers? Well, I'm glad you asked....

  • It's a sensible approach. It's learning to control your portions and your triggers. It teaches you to take advantage of whole grains, fruits & vegetables, and healthy oils.

  • Accountability. I have tried the online only version of WW, but I need the meetings. Our WW leader, Mary, keeps it real and I LOVE that! Everyone in that WW room knows how you feel and has been where you are -- there's power in numbers!

  • Community. There is a ton of information on the WW website -- recipes; exercise ideas; and a variety of helpful hints. If you have a question about WW, the answer is probably there!

ALL of that to say, I'm proud to be a LOSER this week! 3.6 lbs to be exact! Today the scales were the encouragement & motivation I needed to keep truckin'!


Angie said...

congrats! nearly 4 lbs is awesome! I'm actually starting a diet this week...I'm going with meal replacement shakes and nutritional supplements. Very nervous...failing is not an option at this point. I have about 100lbs to lose...just gotta do it!

Mom to One said...

Thanks Angie! It was definitely an encouragement after a small gain and a couple weeks of maintaining. YOU CAN DO IT!! Stay focused on your goal & your reasons "why".