Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Weight and Wait

Well, I did it! I finally walked myself back into Weight Watchers after 2 long months away. I have been on an emotional eating frenzy. The scale did, in fact, take notice. So, here I am ready for a little accountability again. I gained 7.4 pounds in the past 2 months.

Wow.

That stings a little.

The worst part is that my clothes are fitting tighter now. Actually, now that I think about it, that's the best part. It was a quick reminder that I had to get under control. You see, I have been getting rid of any clothes as soon as they are too big. And you know, there was no way that I was going to go out and spend money on bigger clothes after I worked a year to get into smaller ones.

That reminds me...I have lost 30 pounds in the past year. While when I break it down week by week, it doesn't amount to much. But, as a whole, 30 pounds is a lot! And I have to keep reminding myself that if I hadn't been working at it this year, I could have easily gained another 20. When I put it that way, I could have hypothetically been 50 pounds heavier than I am today.

I need to let that sink it...

That information motivates me to get back on track. Even if I continue losing slowly, one year from now, I will be at my goal weight. Yippee!!

I hope to apply this to all areas of my life. Even if I can't make big changes today, I can still be a better wife, mother, friend and daughter a year from now.

So, my weight loss sisters, let me encourage you today: Even if you aren't doing your best, keep doing what you can do. Even if it feels like 1/2 a pound is discouraging...It will add up!! With a little determination and patience, we will be better next year than we are this year. And thinner too!

What changes have you made in the past year that didn't seem like it amounted to much until you were able to look back on it? Share with us.

3 comments:

Amazing Racer said...

You are such an encourager! This is a great post...thanks for sharing.

mandapanda58742 said...

you can do it! just stay strong and keep remembering those 30pounds are off and keep going till you are at your goal! keep going to weight watchers because it will be your accountability tests that make sure that you are staying on track, even if it is a couple ounces or pounds a week, it is progress! keep going!

Elizabeth said...

:(

I fell off the WW path a few months ago too and I still haven't found myself back on! Every day, I tell myself "tomorrow" and tomorrow just never gets here. You're inspiring though! I really really want to jump back on. Why can't starting over be as easy as starting??