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The Power of Meetings to the 9th degree...

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Last day of the old year.....and I went to my weight watcher meeting. Wasn't going to miss it for the world. I felt pretty confident going in. I wasn't sure what that bad boy of a scale was going to say, but I knew in my heart that I had a good week. I didn't track......but I ate power foods and focused on the new Simple Start program. I BELEIVED in what I have been doing. I had the UPMOST FAITH in weight watchers......and more importantly...MYSELF.

You see........I have grown over time.......and not by the number on the scale mind you, but in my actions......and hence.....within myself. I can honestly say.....that I was prepared for whatever the scale said....because ...I truly felt GOOD about my week...myself. I have embraced the willingness to CHANGE...because I WANTED that change...not because I KNEW change was needed. If the scale was unkind, I would not be so to myself.

I lost one point four.

I shook my head in agreement. I was satisfied......

It didn't define made me smile all the same.

Our meeting was small.....being the last day of the year....last meeting for the day for weight watchers. Our meeting was......

el good.......

Reflections of the past year were mentioned. One member shared that she HAD to go to the meetings......cannot miss one. It was like AA for her!

Meetings make you aware...make you think.......

sometimes meetings are boring for me....they are. I don't always care for the topic, but down the road...when I least expect it.......I think back to that meeting when the situation arises and then I get it....I see it....I feel it.....and it is like a warm security blanket.

Members shared how they understand portion control....eating slowly and actually enjoying their food...the moment.

One lady thanked our leader...for being her....for being our leader. We all shook our heads in agreement....more were verbal in their appraisals of Sherry.

I couldn't agree more.

I also have to add it is also the members. Oh...granted ...some I cannot relate too.....but it doesn't matter......we have a kinship....a bond.......and that has more strength than not.

Never thought I would understand not waiting till the holidays ended before I started to change.....wanting to change......willing to change and not play games with my points/weeklies to continue the path I have so embraced the time before weight watchers.

I would like to think that I would have in time without the meetings.....the leaders......the members..... done this on my own......would like to think that, but in all reality, if that were so........I wouldn't have needed....gone to weight watchers in the first place.

The balance of the program...the power of the meetings...the leaders.....the members.......are truly powerful.........and it may have taken me some time to fully FEEL ..SEE ....WANT.....

but ......NOW ....I am apart of that 9th degree.

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    Awesome blog! Awesome success in weight loss, thinking and self confidence and oh yeah, peace with the scale!
    2564 days ago
    I love how you sound in this blog. So at peace and comfortable with yourself. Proud of you friend.
    2575 days ago
    You sound like my DD! She also has nothing but praise for WW's. It's not the group so much as the mindset and both you and my DD have changed your way of thinking! I believe you both will have success in your goals!
    2575 days ago
    Diets have been around for centuries, but Jean Nidetch knew what she was doing when she added people. The Program is one thing, and meetings make it work. Simon and Garfunkle had it wrong: we are neither rocks nor islands. We need people.
    2575 days ago
    Mary, I am happy to see you taking things in stride and living in the moment. you appear to have grown quite wise. Lucky you for finding a meeting you can relate to and for remembering later when needed. Happy new year ! Tc
    2576 days ago
    Keep going Mary hope you have a healthy and happy New Year.
    2576 days ago
    You know my saying and you live it.

    Keep on keeping on!
    2576 days ago
  • HOLDINGMYOWN wee Sister Mary~~ I do so love you and I love how YOU feel about WW's~~
    I wish it were so for me!
    But I have tried....more than once over the years....and have never been able to make that *connection* as you have.

    Between the weekly cost and the poor leadership....I just feel it is money ill spent.

    HOWEVER~ I do love hearing about * your * meetings and the topics your leaders cover and I do LOVE picking that knowlegable brain of yours!!
    I am looking forward to my *NEW* year and getting back into the control I had in 2010-2011


    AND~~ emoticon ON THE WEIGHT LOSS over Christmas! and NOT just Christmas but through no power stresses and having to eat out!! You did VERY WELL my friend!
    2576 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/31/2013 3:45:15 PM
    I remember when you very first started WW and were so apprehensive but figured you would go ahead and try it anyway. I'm so glad you did!
    2576 days ago
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