Monday, November 1, 2010

Short but sweet

It's late. I'm tired. But I have to brag. Is it wrong to brag? Isn't that what blogs are for? Don't answer any of those.

I went to my Weight Watcher's meeting tonight. I weighed in. Under my goal! Yee Haw!

I've lost about 4 lbs in two and a half weeks. That included Halloween.

Here's the thing. I am really glad I posted about my struggle. Not for any of you. But for me. Apparently it was the fire I needed under my rear. I nearly quit. I nearly threw in the towel. Had I done that, I would have had to be back at the meetings with 30 lbs to lose, not 4.

I had great incentive to not over do it with the Halloween candy. It was hard. I'm not gonna lie. I was INCREDIBLY sad about my mom this weekend. (Because let's face it: there is NO ONE on the face of the planet who cares how many Milk Duds my kids brought in. But she would have. So I have to silently live with the fact that my kids now have 16 boxes of Milk Duds. And I can't eat them. 'Cuz I gotta weigh in at dang Weight Watchers.) But I digress....

Because of my sadness what I wanted to do was slide up to a vat of Reece's Peanut Butter cups and drown my sorrows. But I had a sheet of paper posted on my fridge that let me know how many points each fun size bar would cost me. Almost every time I decided it wasn't worth it.

I'm still hoping to drop another 3-4 lbs. But for now, I am reveling in my personal victory.

Mostly I wanted to post this to encourage. Whatever you're about to throw the towel in on- don't. It's not worth it. Tomorrow is a new day. Start over. Begin again. Put the hard work in. It's worth it.

And then do it again the next day.

And then...

eat a peanut butter cup.


cindy q said...

post a picture of your sheet of paper from the frig with the points for the fun size bars. It would be helpful to know. Good job, E!

vwiller said...

The other day I heard Joan rRivers quote a WW point value for sperm...sorry it made me laugh and I have not had anyone to share it with! I am so proud of you! I am within 5 pounds of my prebaby wieght (that is all of my babies) but would still have a bit more to be prefertility meds too....someday I will get there. It has taken me 5 years to get to where I am now.....but I gained and lost 60-70 lbs twice in those 5 years too, but got Andrew and gretchen!

Colleen said...

Well done, E! You just may have inspired me to get my butt in gear. You rock!