Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I've been thinking about it for a while, and finally decided today to go ahead and upgrade to the WW monthly pass so I can attend meetings. My primary reason is so that I can achieve "lifetime" status when I hit goal, and have the extra motivation to stay there once I get there, by being able to attend meetings for free and remain a member as long as I stay within 2 lbs of my goal weight.
I've been at my goal weight before, maintained it for a while, then slowly fell off the wagon as I broke my good habits one by one. I had no real motivation to keep going. (Somehow making sure my clothes continued to fit wasn't enough I guess.) I have been thinking about how I'm going to maintain it this time, and I think dangling that carrot in front of me will really help keep me motivated to stay where I need to be.
The only disappointing part is that I'm sure my progress will be "starting over" as of today -- resetting my 5% and 10% goals, etc. (And my 10% will only be 2 lbs away from my goal, assuming I decide to stick with 130 after talking to the leader today.)
I'm also having to give up all of my personal "fun money" in the budget every week to pay for this, but I think it will be worth it in the end.