Tuesday, September 12

-2.2lbs

So this morning was my WW meeting. I think...wait, I know...I set my expectations just a tad high. Anyone who has ever done Weight Watchers knows that members often experience a large loss their first week on the program. I once sat in a meeting where a lady lost over 9lbs. her first week.**this was my first official weigh in since recommitting, but I have been following the plan for 2 full weeks now...so who knows what I really lost the '1st week'***
Anyway, after I weighed in & took my seat, I was a bit bummed that I had lost only 2.2lbs. I quickly realized I had to get out of this funk if I want to be successful at this long term. Then a remembered something that happened in a meeting I attended right after having R. 4 years ago. A lady was a bit discouraged because for over 2months she was only losing about 1/4-1/2lb a week. Our leader then pointed out that 1/4lb. is one stick of butter. And who wouldn't be thrilled to have 1/4lb less fat on their body.
Until today, I had totally forgotten about that analogy. And as I sat in my seat all depressed, when I should have actually been thrilled, I realized I needed a change of perspective. So when I left the meeting I stopped & bought 3 lbs. of margaine (a hell of a lot cheaper than butter). I brought it home & stacked 9 sticks (2.25lbs) of it out on my dining table. And I looked at it for a very long time. And I realized that I am thrilled to have that off of my body. Then I took those 9 sticks & put them in a gallon Ziploc and tossed them in my deep freeze. Next week I am going to take that bag back out & I'll add to it again.....it may be only one stick or it may be another 9. But I am going to use this as my personal reminder of what I have lost & hopefully in this next year I'll have a huge stack of margarine in my freezer.....then I'll through it all away, once & for all.

:Dorkey, I know...but I just gotta find what works for me :)

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5 comments:

Grey Street Girl said...

not dorky at all. Thats an AWESOME Way to look at it! I mean, 9 sticks of butter seems pretty fantastic...

Therefore, may i be the first comment to congratulate you! :)

(and in re: to audio books, i highly recommend the Audio book to "Marley and Me"... The book is good, but the Audio was really great...

Have a GREAT night :)

Jackie said...

OMG, what a great idea! I was less than excited with my first official weigh-in (after joining last week) and the scale only went down 1.8#. But it's a start and now I'm determined to continue. I love your idea. I now need to find something for me to watch grow and I "shrink"!
Love ya dear daughter...you are beautiful!

Heather said...

I am thinking of all kinds of art/science projects that can be made out of all of the butter you will have by the end of the year! Surely D will have something she has to do for school or maybe you can donate it to the preschool for something. Hey, you could get a tax deduction if you donate it for Thanksgiving to a shelter. Hmmm...

Cheryl Wray said...

That is such an AWESOME way to stay motivated. Love it!!

glo-girl said...

That is a GOOD idea.

TOtally.

I remember on the weeks I didn't lose anything, I was so bummed.


2.2 lbs is GREAT.

Go you. Hawaii is WORTH it!!