Tuesday, May 01, 2012

I came so close to quitting today

and I pride myself on not being a quitter.  Two days ago, when I weighed myself on my scale, I was just under my goal weight.  To ensure I made goal by today, I increased my walking time and intensity and added weight exercises to my pool routine.  When I got up this morning, before I went to Weight Watcher's, I weighed again and had not met my goal. 

To say I was saddened was to put it mildly.  I had set my date to achieve goal as today, thinking (erroneously) that I would then make Life Time Member on or before my 65th. b'day this coming June 9th.  Not only had I miscounted the weeks but I was just plain tired and discouraged. 

First, I was just going to skip the meeting entirely, putting off everything until next Tues's weigh in and meanwhile, following the plan.  My next thought was to skip walking today, splurge on some potato chips in the freezer and give myself a break from healthy eating and exercising.  The next thing I knew, I had my walking clothes on, my shoes tied and was half way down our block.  Old habits die hard I guess. 

Next, I showered and dressed wondering the whole time why I was going to the meeting which would only confirm I had failed again (I've been doing WW off and on for the past 3 years).  My next thought as I was driving to the meeting was that I would just take a pass on the weigh in.  And then I was standing on that terrible scale that, as one member said today, "seldom tells us what we want to hear".  The news was not the best but, in the grand scheme of things, not too bad at all.  I have to lose .6 of a lb to make my goal weight and I have the gift of one week to accomplish this. 

Not only did I lose 1.4 lb. this week but, since the 3rd. week of Feb when E and I started the Simply Filling version of WW, I have lost over 14lbs.  and kept it off.  Since I started WW 3 years ago, I've lost 30lbs and gone from a size 16 to a size 10.  Not too shabby. 

So, I am back on track.  I do not believe in 'accidents' and today, standing in line to weigh in, I met a woman who has been Life Time for 29 mo. and who almost quit too.  She helped me look at the up side and thank you Joyce!

Hope you have a great day!

1 comment:

LyndaKay said...

Not too shabby at all!! Bravo for not quitting.