Since my last blog post, there hasn’t been much change in the weight loss (or, thankfully, gain) area of my life. I have fluctuated by a few pounds, but nothing too significant. I did join Weight Watchers about 9 or 10 weeks ago, and I feel like I’m just barely starting to get the hang of it. This is not my first time joining WW – I was a member years ago but never seemed to form a connection with the leader or other members. I am happy to say that this time my experience is very different.
Yes, it has taken me many weeks but I found “my meeting” – Monday nights (tonight). I found a great leader, who I have really made a connection with. She has lost 140 lbs and looks awesome. If I saw her walking in the grocery store, I never would have guessed that this person was once heavy. She is very petite and fashionable, and she is funny. Anyway, I mention this because I think it’s really important to be selective and take the time to find a leader that you really connect with. If not, then may not get the full benefit from meetings and could be wasting your time and money. I took my time “shopping” around for the right meeting and the right leader and I’m happy I did. It may have taken a bit longer, but I think it was a good decision.
I am also very vocal in my meeting. I’ve attended meetings where I just sat around and listened to everyone else. I am loud and like to have fun – but only if I am comfortable. I knew it was the right meeting for me when I felt like I didn’t mind speaking up. I am gradually making friends with the other members and I think this support system I am building is really important for long-term success.
Tonight is my meeting and weigh-in and I am nervous – I was pretty good this whole week, though I slipped up a little yesterday (Sunday). My last weigh in I was 202 lbs, which is sadly a pound or two higher than my starting weight at WW a couple of months ago. As I said before, I feel like I am finally just getting the hang of it. I also suffer from self-sabotage, which I am currently working on.
The one thing I really don’t like about my Monday-night meeting is that I hate evening weigh-ins (6pm). I feel like it can fluctuate a lot based on what I consumed during the day – extra fluids make a huge difference on the scale. Morning weigh-ins seem to be a lot more consistent, but if I am actually losing fat, I know it will eventually show on the scale as an overall trend and that the week-to-week numbers really don’t mean as much.
Well, wish me luck!