Because of my personal and work schedule the past couple of weeks, I
haven’t been to my usual Weight Watchers meeting, or been able to stay for a class,
but this morning I got to one. In the past
two and a half weeks, despite travel, saying goodbye to Snowman, no days off, Pure Luck’s
departure for work and the various losses I’ve been contemplating, I have also lost more weight. Although I would have liked to be with "my" group to say it, I
was happy to share that I had met and passed my 10% goal!!! I got the brass keychain (a prize for hitting 10%).
Also, even though she never met me before this morning, when she saw my
eyes well up with tears of joy after the weigh-in, she hugged me. Nice woman!
I’ve done this by tracking religiously and making activity part of my
life most days and drinking my water and working hard on the five
fruit/vegetable servings every day. When I have an emotional day —
and yesterday would be a perfect example — I eat things that I can
count and track, and I move on the next day. I was hungry and a little sad on the way home at midday, for instance, and I stopped at a convenience store where I chose the 4 points worth of Fig Newtons over the many, many other choices that had the potential to feel, if not be, catastrophic.
There is a huge difference in how I feel and look at the 10% mark. I’m
now setting some short term goals: another 10%, and an intermediate
number that I weighed in the summer of 2001, the least I have weighed
in the past 10 years. I’ve determined a reward for reaching that 2001
weight (new lingerie!), and I would imagine by the time I reach the
next 10% it will be time for some new clothes.
Meanwhile, as soon as fall really hits, I’ll be wearing things I bought
five years ago that have been tight and way-too-tight pretty much ever
since I started working in parish ministry and stopped taking care of
myself. Some of the clothes are loose now, while others will actually
fit and look good for a while.
This 10% celebration will be a pedicure! I’m calling to make the appointment now.