2/13/13

Weighty Wednesday -- Why to Join WW

I had a good weigh-in yesterday, even wearing clothes! For a few weeks, it's been touch and go. I could weigh nekkid and I'd squeak by on my weight, but throw on a pair of jeans and oops! I'm over my weight limit.

Though I managed to keep my weight below the +2 pounds allowed by Weight Watchers and still stay at Lifetime Goal, it's been hard going since December.

I don't know what it's been, whether it's the weather, the lack of consistent exercise (that bronchitis last December didn't help!), the lack of interest in fresh fruits and veggies, or not drinking enough water.

It probably was all of the above.

Thank goodness, I'm over that hump and sliding into the easy-to-keep-under-my-goal-weight territory of spring and summer. The light will be lasting longer and I'll start getting a second walk in the evening with my hubby. I always like those walks. We get the physical exercise, and he exorcises his work demons. Plus, plus for both of us.

For those of you who are frustrated with your weight, trust me, I know what it's like to be in your shoes. You know what you have to do--eat healthier, exercise, portion control--but for some reason it isn't working. You're getting frustrated beyond measure and are about to throw in the towel and give it all up.

Here's a little story (paraphrased) a WW member told the group at our meeting yesterday.
This lady started gaining weight when she was in her early fifties, and for ten years tried to get it off, but couldn't, then she gave in and joined WW and lost 10 pounds.

But that's not the important part of this story. This is--she's a NUTRITIONIST.  Teaching people how to eat right and keep their weight under control is her job. She was having a tough time being a role model to her clients when she couldn't keep her own weight where it needed to be.

Sometimes the reason to join WW isn't because you need lessons in how to eat right or portion control. We already know what we need to do to lose weight.

It's for the camaraderie, commiseration and accountability.

I know that's why I continue to go to weekly meetings, and probably will continue to do so for the rest of my life. Sometimes it takes hopping into a couple of different meetings to find the right match, but when you do, it's wonderful.

That's my public service announcement for the day.

Gotta write. Later, Peeps!

1 comment:

Meg said...

Thanks, Margaret!