The week before Thanksgiving last, I made a decision.
I set myself a goal.
Today I reached that goal.
That fateful day in November, I joined Weight Watchers. I attended meetings every week except when I was away to the frozen East to help the parental units. I worked the program. I lived, breathed, and ATE the program. I tracked my program with the on-line tools. The program worked.
I have officially lost 22 pounds.
I did not suffer. I did not starve. I DID have to take a good hard look at what I HAD been doing. YIKES! No more unconscious eating for me. I want to be AWAKE when I eat. AWARE when I eat. ENJOY what I eat.
I thought it was impossible for me to lose weight. I don’t know WHY I thought it was impossible, but I did. I am happy to say I was wrong. I found a wonderful group of people who support each other in making good choices. Not just about food either. But about deeper things than that. I guess what I really needed to succeed was the group. The power of the group ROCKS!!
Go Weight Watchers!
In a few weeks, some of the people at our meetings are going to walk a 5K together over by the river. It will be my victory walk.
Here’s the star the leader gave me today. The other charm is for attending 16 meetings. I got that one some time ago.
I thought about making a necklace with it, and I still might. To remind me how great it is to feel this good.
(Well, I’m just speechless. My hat’s off to you. You managed to do that even though there are those homemade cookies in the kitchen???)
Dude. I can eat cookies. I DID eat cookies. I ate cookies yesterday. I just can’t eat them morning noon and night!
(Whoda thunk it?)
Did somebody say cookies?
May 6, 2010 by 9 Comments