19 August 2008

Tell All Tuesday - Week 19

Okay, well my scale is a little bipolar today. I was up this morning at home 4 lbs from just yesterday! Why? Well, I think it is because of the weight lifting class that I took last night before my regular one hour aerobics class. The last time I was this sore from that class I was up on the scale. Anyway, so today at Weight Watchers I weighed in up 1.2 lbs. You know what that means... that means next week I will see a big number with a minus sign in front of it, I just know it! I am still on my 20 lbs in 20 weeks mission... 18 weigh ins before Christmas... do you have your goal set and a plan for achieving it?

Today in our meeting we talked about the importance of setting attainable goals and about how important it is to celebrate those goals. I couldn't celebrate a loss today but I could celebrate the fact that I spent over 10 hours this week at the gym working very hard at changing myself! We also shared today about how something someone has said has inspired us or encouraged us. Two people mentioned me and it brought me to the edge of tears! That meant so much to me!!! You know, I had to decide a while back that I could either sit in the meeting and just listen and be jealous of other successes or I could be transparent and allow myself to be encouraged by the meeting and by the other members. I am so glad that I have chosen the later because I have already made some friends that I wouldn't trade for anything! And by being transparent I can be encouraged and motivated to keep this journey going....I have already come to terms with the fact that I will be a part of a WW meeting until Jesus comes back...I just can't wait until I get to attend meetings for free as a lifetime member at goal weight!

So, today I leave you with the quote that Suzy ended our meeting with today:
"It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward." -Chinese Proverb



Anonymous said...

So THAT is what is wrong with my scale!!! LOL. I think it is wonderful that you worked out for so many hours. It is definitely going to pay off if you keep it up. Sometimes it takes a bit before the metabolism gets moving but it will happen! I'm glad you decided to be part of a group that will encourage and support you. I'm sure that makes a big difference.

Anonymous said...

I gained today too Natalie! I gained my pound back that I lost last week. BUT I always gain after a monthly. :-p

So I am planning a GREAT WEEK. And my little goals this week are to walk every day, and also lose at least my pound back again next week! :)

Unknown said...

yep, great job...the fact that you were there to weigh in is worth celebration no matter what that scale said!

Keep up the good work!

Kamis Khlopchyk said...

Great attitude Natalie, you have come so very far and it's all because of your attitude. Now that you are working out so much you will never want to go back, I promise. It just makes a person feel so much better when they are active :-)

Yay Natalie!