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Weight Loss Support Group -- Day 1

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I forgot to mention this in my blog entry from last night, but...

I started up a weight loss support group. I was inspired by "Ruby," a show I've seen about a woman losing weight. I met with my sister-in-law. We've recently reconnected and I'm so happy she is back in my life. We decided to start meeting once a week, face-to-face, to discuss our struggles, offer support, etc. Tonight was our first meeting. She initially suggested we meet at McDonald's. I said, "Isn't that like Alcoholics Anonymous having their meeting in a bar?!" It was a good laugh, though. We were thinking about a coffee shop instead, and had planned to meet there. But I was still really NOT wanting to meet at a coffee shop. Tonight at the gym (I went to the gym again!) I thought of the library. I even reserved us a small conference room so we could just close the door, sit and talk, no foods or smells or anything to distract us or tempt us. It was perfect. After our meeting I reserved that same room for the next couple of weeks (as many weeks out as they had calendars for). We're planning to meet once per week, every week. I stressed the "every week" part because in the past we would chat online and then that would always fizzle out. I said we really need to stick to our group, and she agreed. We're already planning on asking more people to join. I think this will be great, and it's another "different" thing that I want to do this time. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results. I have to do things differently this time if I am going to succeed.

Speaking of which, I ate great again today and went to the gym again! I'm really proud of myself. I want to keep this up. I want to remember how good this feels so that can carry me through on days when I'm feeling tired, or weak, or wanting to give up.

...because I simply can't give up this time. I can't quit. I can't fail again. I have to beat this beast.
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    Great and inspiring!!!
    1643 days ago
    Fantastic idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1643 days ago

    What a wonderful, inventive idea. You are setting yourself up for success. I agree about meeting at McDonalds. Haha. It is like AA meeting in a bar. Making sustainable changes in what you are doing now will make changes in the outcome because as you say, if you keep doing the same things over and over, they become habits, good or bad. Have a great time with your meetings and I will be interested to see if you get more members. Maybe you can turn them onto Spark.

    1644 days ago
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  • KAB7801
    You go for it, you can do it!
    1644 days ago
    There is an AWESOME ruby team on SP which offers a lot of challenges each day

    If you have not joined, you should
    1644 days ago
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