Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Weigh-In Wednesday ~ 2/1/17

 
My inspiration:
 
Commit whatever you do to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.
 
Proverbs 16:3

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I almost quit on Friday night.

My introductory three month membership was almost over and I needed to decide whether to continue my membership on a monthly basis.

When I started Weight Watchers in the beginning of November, I told myself and my husband that I would see how it went for the first three months and then decide if it was worth the money I'd be spending.

Friday night was "Discussion Night".

I was feeling very down about my progress in January and was thinking that maybe I should just give up.  That it wasn't worth the mental anguish of not succeeding AGAIN....

I had a nice long talk with the hubby about my feelings and thought process.

As I was talking through it with him, I realized that I had lost over 16 pounds!  That was some major progress!  Maybe I did have a rough January in the weight loss spectrum but overall my average was still a loss of 1.5 pounds a week!

After much deliberation I decided that I needed to either COMMITT or QUIT.

No more giving in to the snacks and choosing not to exercise.  I had to be ALL in or QUIT!

I chose to COMMITT!!!!!

I didn't want all the progress that I've made to be for nothing.  I wanted to keep going.  I want to lose more weight and get healthier.  I want to be a success story.

It was a defining moment for me in my journey.

Right then and there, I decided I would go to my meeting the next day.  I would face the music of whatever the scales would say.  I would get back on track with my eating.  I would exercise, even if I didn't feel like it.  I would keep doing the harder thing!

And guess what??

I had lost 1.4 pounds when I weighted in at my Meeting the next morning!  It was just what I needed to motivate me and help me know I had made the right decision  :)

Now, I only have 1.8 pounds to lose to reach my next mini-goal of 20 pounds lost!  I'm so excited!

What a roller coaster ride of emotions!

My week's stats:

Weigh-in:  -1.4 lbs.  Total:  -18.2 lbs.

Exercise: 70 minutes.  I've already got more than that in the past two days!

Tracking:  so-so....  I must have done alright with my eating even though I didn't track everything.

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3 comments:

  1. Good for you and great news! Almost 20 pounds, that's awesome, slow and steady is the way to go. My 12.5 pounds sounds like a lot but I usually lose 5-7 pounds the first week of any new program and then aim for 1.5 to 2 pounds each week after that so I'm right on track.

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  2. Colletta, you're doing great! I'm so glad you decided to commit! "Diets" don't work. You have to commit to a way of eating for life. You might be interested in reading my post about sugar. I don't ever put links to my blog in a comment, but in this case I hope it's okay! http://www.delightfulrepast.com/2016/09/sugar-toxin-or-treat.html I have a friend who is in Weight Watchers, and she is doing great, learning a lot, and she seems to be changing her whole relationship with food. It's exciting to see! Wishing you all the best.

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  3. Well done you! What a great way of looking at this and thinking about your weight loss, I hope that you are soon at your next goal!

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