Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Great loss today!




"Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."

- Roberta Brenick, Weight Watcher leader, Williamsburg, VA



Today was my first day back at Weight Watchers since I came back from Africa. I lost almost 5 lbs! I'm not surprised...my eating habits (how much I ate, and what kind of food) was so different while I was away. But I'm pleasantly surprised that I have been able to keep it off and I've been home 11 days now. So, I'm only 5 lbs. away from Lifetime Membership now.

The leader and class were astonished today and said, "how did you do it?" I said, "just went to an impoverished country and ate like they did..." Everyone laughed and said, "oh, so that's what we all need to do?" I said, "Actually I would highly recommend it..."

Well, only 5 lbs. more to go by their standards, and by mine personally, 11. I want to be about 6 lbs. under goal and not have to worry at my weigh in every time because if you are 2 lb or more over, you start paying again and have to re-gain your status. Two pounds can fluctuate just by eating some salty potato chips. I don't want to have that little wiggle room. To me, at least 5 lbs under will help me quite a bit to not be so nervous to step on that scale each time.

Today our leader talked to us about the following:

KEEPING THE HOLIDAYS IN PERSPECTIVE:

1) Choose a winning outcome.

2) Commit to strategies for success.

3) Enjoy the results

I started out excellent today but honestly didn't totally stay on track because it was Larry's birthday. I had an incredibly nutritious breakfast but for lunch he wanted to do Greek and we ate so many yummy favorites...and I didn't worry about points. And then after church we had his party with lots of favorites including my chicken salad sandwiches, grape punch, ice cream, of course birthday cake, and lots more. But I didn't overindulge in fact all I ate was one small chicken salad sandwich and a few bites of spinach dip.

I'm only 5 lb. away and I have a feeling with a little more elliptical work this week, I can knock off at least another pound this week...I just need to find the time amid this Christmas crunch and having our women's meeting and our holiday open house coming up -- both of them are this week. I'll do it.

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