Knuckles, Make sure you go to the meeting and WI. Decide to start again and focus. We all have days and even weeks that things don't go as planned. You CAN DO IT!! Don't quit. You are worth it and are a WINNER, just by showing up, remember that.
Joan, when I was going to WW the risk was in NOT going to the meeting. There was something about showing up and going through the ritual that kept me on track. The more ritualistic my life is, the better I am able to live my life.
Nell Reston, Virginia (DC suburbs)
No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.
Good for you Joan, glad you are going to the WI today and your meeting. I felt that way last week and ended up losing Mon.eve when I got there. So whether you lose or gain or maintain,GOOD JOB taking the risk and showing up. Those who care show up and you are a winner. Hugs, Ei
Dear Joan: I remember the feeling in the pit of your stomach when the scale looks dangerous, and you want to close your eyes and ears. But you need to pat yourself on the back for going to your weigh in. Give yourself a star for each time you do. and a silver star when you loose. We can only try and that in itself is a lot. you can do it girl. I have faith in you. Take care my friend and keep your chin up. we are all so proud of you.
Oh Joan, clothes not fitting right, I got that. I had an appointment yesterday with our lawyer...yup I had nothing to wear. I mean nothing. In fact one outfit is still in the tub where I ended up throwing it because I was so upset. Upset at whom? MYSELF. I allowed this to happen to me. I was the one eating and eating and exercising less and less. So i'm to blame. But you know what Joan? We can be the ones to fix it also. We are stronger than we believe. So as you step on those scales today hold your head up high....today is your new starting place. We can only go down from here...down on the scale that is.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. - William Arthur Ward
The weigh in keeps me on track. I went 6 weeks last time because I dreaded what it would say. Then I faced up to a 3 lb. gain, and started working on it. I have not missed a month's weigh in in the 9 years I have been on maintenance. Sometimes up, sometimes down, but it is necessary for me to face those official scales at least once a month. When I'm up, I go every week until the scales please me again. The scales and the little book my weight is written in hold me accountable. I wish I could say I eat healthy and don't think about it, but that's not so. Good for you to be weighing in, Joan! It may not always please you , but NOT weighing in will please you less in the long run.
One of life's greatest risks is never daring to risk. ”
There are some things in our lives that we don't even think twice about ''the risk.'' Taking care of your children, taking care of our loved ones. There is never a doubt that we would risk it all to make sure these and those people we love are safe. I face a risk this morning by going to my WW meeting and getting on that scale. Of course it is not of the risk magnitude of caring for our families and some other things, but to me this morning it feels just as scary. I had even given thought of not going at all. My friend that rides with me on Thursday's, she is out of the country, so I don't feel the as if ''I have to do this." But, I Know the first time I find an excuse NOT to go then the next time it will be easier to find an excuse. I am taking the risk of getting on the scale, but I don't have to know the number, I can tell by looking in the mirror and the way my clothes are fitting that I have gained weight. So today I will take risk, some risk I will take without even realizing it, but the risk of being honest with myself and my health, well, that is not a risk I'm willing to take for granted.
"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do!"
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