4 KIDS NO DOG and a BABY

4 KIDS NO DOG and a BABY

February 08, 2008

I did it!

Yes it was me...I did it! Did what you ask yourself? Because I know I have you dying to know exactly what it is that I did, so I will leave you hanging no longer.....I joined WEIGHT WATCHERS! yes I did...and it is a huge step for me, well a huge step to join and then an even HUGER step to admit it, to publish it to let people know.

WHY? Why do I fear mentioning it to people? I figured it out....its only taken me a week...

1. I didn't want to admit I have a problem, probably similar to an alcoholic, who me? I don't drink too much, only on weekends, evenings and some mornings to over come my hangover! But really I never eat too much, only on weekends, afternoons and mornings when I wake up not wanting to really face the day....

2. I wanted to be able to do it on my own. My sister who has been very successful on WW has been encouraging me for the last 2 years to do it....2 years thats not that long, considering I have had another baby in between....but as the commercials say "those who attend meetings are 10 xs more likely to succeed that those that do it alone." So I admit I can't do it alone....though honestly this week I have felt alone in it....

3. By joining weight watchers, its like I am publicly announcing that I am fat and I have a problem...when I really don't feel fat, then I see pictures of me and go oh I guess a little weight loss, healthier eating won't kill me, but I have to say it just might! :)

4. I feared going because I imagined they had huge scales, make you dress in a sports bra, and tight spandex pants ( like on the biggest loser) and then try to tactfully whisper your weight to you but instead hit the microphone intercom system button and everyone in the room will hear that horrendous number, or worse, "you gained weight this week."

5. I was afraid to walk into the center, be swarmed by ladies telling me that its great that I finally showed up, and glad that I fit through the door.

6. I thought that when I'd walk into the meeting they'd announce my entry, like a heavy weight champ...and in this corner we have first timer Corrine S. weighing in at......

7. I think I was also a little concerned because I was afraid of the unknown and CHANGE!! who wants to really change, it's not comfortable to do it. But in the end if it is good change it does feel good, too bad its not as easy as thinking about it.

So there you have it, I joined WW and look forward to the journey I am embarking upon! Hopefully y'all notice the three pound weightloss this week! :) Only 27 more to go! And the meeting was nothing like I thought.

6 comments:

Yvonne said...

Good for you. I hope it's a great, successful journey.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Hopefully the program and meetings will be the encouragement you're looking for! If you're anything like me, it definitely helps to have a voice other than the one in your head!

Good luck!
Mandy

katharine said...

so when are we going to start running?

Holly said...

I joined about 4 weeks ago! Good for you. It's a great program.

Ruth said...

I joined several years ago. Lost 40 pounds and have kept it off so far. I have to admit it is still a struggle but it works for me.
GOOD LUCK
Ruth N.

Marci said...

I think you're awesome. I laughed really hard at your blog.. for some reason I pictured weight watchers pretty much the same.

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