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Trying a different approach-WW

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I joined Weight Watchers at work for 12 weeks. I think I need some good old fashioned peer pressure to use to my advantage. The person I eat lunch with joined and she needs to lose 100 pounds. I figured that I could help her by being a diet buddy. After giving this a little more thought, I realized that I would benefit too. I am making a conscious decision to use the trackers on WW instead of the ones here for now due to time constraints and the health of my eyes. Too much computer time is really hard on my eyes. So my plan is to keep in touch with my Spark Friends on this site while taking a break from the tracking here. I will continue to track my weight here. I really need this kick in the pants.

My FIL has moved in with us and continues to buy donuts, cookies, chips etc. I have to resort to bigger measures right now before I end up looking liKe the Michelin Man.

I really hope I can do this. This approach is really out of my comfort zone. I want to be a positive influence on my coworker and above all, a healthy me. So I won't be spending quite as much time on SP but I will still be here!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MISSPEACHES3 1/13/2013 8:57PM

You can do this. Twelve weeks is nothing. It will go by so fast.

Please stop by to keep us updated on your progress.

We will help you celebrate your victories, no matter the size.

Best of luck to you and your co-worker.

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MEADSBAY 1/13/2013 12:39PM

    It is really great if you have someone who is working on the same goals as you.
Any way you can speak to your FIL about support-
or about your entire family's healthy eating?

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KYLIESCHELLE 1/12/2013 8:39PM

    Best wishes with your new WW endeavor. You can do it! Remember SP friends are here if you need some virtual support.


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RGEETING 1/12/2013 7:22PM

    Glad you're able to access the WW through your work... I think that having a buddy - in flesh and blood that you can see and that can see you (not just through the computer... where we can virtually hide anything we want - like sparking while eating the 2nd chocolate bar of the day...) is an asset. May you enjoy the accountability and I'm sure you have wisdom to add.

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SEDONACAT 1/12/2013 6:24PM

    Oh,'ve got to lock your FIL up and not let him go to the store. LOL That's got to be really hard for you. I do fine IF it's not in the house but I was raided to not waste food since there were 5 kids in the family. I have to keep it out of the house. Good luck!!


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FITKAT62 1/12/2013 6:09PM

    Your FIL sounds exactly like my DH. He brought home pepperoni and bacon pizza for supper today. Good luck with WW.

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ABERLAINE 1/12/2013 5:19PM

    Good luck at WW! I realized a few months ago that I needed some accountability for my eating, so I joined a local TOPS Club. I'm still yo-yoing, but my ups are smaller than my downs.

I've also started recording my food here on SP. If I'm honest with myself, it helps me eat more reasonably.

Give your FIL a place to put his snacks and consider it private. If he wants to share, kindly refuse.

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ESTHERW50 1/12/2013 3:52PM

    Congratulations on living up to your SP name by trying to keep going with something new. I used WW for a while and found it to be a good and effective system. It's really all about lifestyle, whether on SP or WW; we are fighting an obese, inactive, self-destructive culture. I wish you all the best on this next phase of your journey.

I want to support and encourage you to set some limits with your FIL. It may not be worth the emotional energy right now, but you do get to set the standards in your own home. We went through similar experiences when my terminally ill Dad moved into our home. There needs to be mutual respect. You deserve it girl!!


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