Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Weight Watchers: I need that cheerleader!

Pounds Lost: 43.6 lbs. 

The last few weeks have been really hard. The downward spiral started when my Weight Watchers meeting was closed. It wasn't a very large meeting, which is one of the reasons why I liked it. Elizabeth, the leader was AMAZING and so encouraging! I have attended a few new meeting and have just not found the right fit. One meeting I attended, the leader was really loud and put people on the spot. I wanted to walk out after about five minutes. Too bad I was sitting on the other side of the room from the door. 

Through this process of trying to find a new meeting I haven't been mindful of what I have been eating. I haven't been keeping up on my exercise routine either. I haven't been tracking what I'm eating.I find myself slipping back into old habits.

Now that I don't have a meeting to call "home" I haven't had the encouragement. I haven't received those high fives and silly stickers that have kept me motivated. People at work haven't asked me in weeks how things are going. I am feeling pretty low. 

The first few months were not amazingly difficult. I worked hard and I saw the numbers on the scale change. Now is when the rubber meets the road. Am I going to let these setbacks undo all the work I put into this? Am I going to let those destructive habits creep back into my life?

 NO! I can do this. 

I can choose to lace  up the sneakers and head out for a walk.

I can choose what I eat!

I can do this.

I will do this.


1 comment:

  1. I know you don't know me, but I have been reading since mid August, so if you'll take some cheering from a complete stranger...YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!
    I don't go to meetings. I can't afford them. So I bought used materials from a lady at my church who was selling them at a yardsale and just took to the internet for information. That is how I found you, actually. What about the online Weight Watchers? Would that help you, maybe?
    Your blogs have been so inspiring for me! I actually worried about you because you have not been updating. I would bring it up a couple of times a week to my husband, who I think might think I'm a little crazy, haha.
    Just please keep up the good work! Forty plus pounds is nothing to sneeze at! You are amazing and you can get through this rough spot!
    Maybe I am crazy, haha, but I really hope this helps. I will pray for you, dear. Please don't give up! :)