Friday, September 07, 2007

Personal Goals- Weight Watchers Weigh In


Losing weight, eating healthy, and consistently getting exercise is a long-term personal goal for me. It is also a struggle. My schedule is often so full that I struggle with making time for self-care for me. This is a life-long struggle, but one I have not given up on.

So....

I am going to a Weight Watchers meeting in north Spokane every Thursday at 11:45.
Amy is going there and gently and lovingly encouraged me to go with her :)

At my weigh in this week (held on Wednesday night because I was doing an all-day workshop on Thursday) I lost...drum roll please.... 5.2 pounds!

I am doing the program and since my ankle feels better walking four times a week!

I love working on goals, but the hardest goal for me is healthy eating and consistent exercise.
I am using positive self talk and a support system to stay on top of my daily eating. I am holding myself accountable by a public weigh in, and being careful about the food I have in the house. I am writing down how many "points" I am using each day.

Thanks Aim for your help in getting started again! Thanks Kim Ellis for the inspiration and your own accountability on your blog.

I'll keep you posted!

God Bless! Love Linda

6 comments:

LORIE said...

Congratulations Linda. I am grateful for the healthy lifestyle my parents inspired me to live my whole life. A healthy lifestyle is a struggle and with busy lives and others to worry about. . . it is damn hard. I admire your willingness to acknowlege how you want to improve your life, set the goal, and then follow through. I have found that visualization is extremely helpful as well. I know it sounds funny, but it is a helpful tool. Thank you for sharing this post. It is easy for us to post about the things we love and the things that are successful in our lives. . . .but shows our true character when we can publicly talk about something that is a struggle. I am on TEAM LINDA and support you.

The Farrell Family said...

Way to go mom! I know that you can do this! I love spending time with you and going to the meetings. Can't wait to celebrate with you next week.

XOXO, me

Kim Ellis said...

WOOHOOO!!!! Great job Linda! Way to get off to a great start! I know that you can do it and I am convinced that it is all about attending the weekly meetings.

Eat wisely, think first, move more & weekly meetings - the 4 building blocks of the WW program.

I am confident that you will succeed because it's something that you want.

jessithompson said...

I am so proud of you for making this choice. I know it is hard... I know means dedication and difficult choices.

I also want to thank you... from me and from Emma. The healthier you are, the more time we will get to spend together. That is the best gift of all - yourself!

Thank you for being a role model about continuing to work on challenging things that are hard in our lives.

When you reach your goals - WHICH YOU WILL - it will be a great celebration, because it will have taken a lot of hard work to get there. I celebrate all of your good choices this last week and can't wait for more celebrations to come.

I love you and am so excited for you!

Tiffany said...

Linda, I'm inspired by your hard work and dedication to a healthy lifestyle. I struggle with eating healthy too, but the rewards are so amazing! Keep up the great work! So great to see you the other day! Thanks again for the delicious lunch and your bright smile!

kathibest said...

I am extremely proud of you for not allowing me to be a bad influence on you yesterday!!!

That took inner strength and conviction and you didn't even hesitate, good for you!

I look forward to cheering for you along this difficult journey and I see success in your future!

5.2 lbs is something to celebrate, your heart is happy.......

Here is a motivating factoid for you, since your brain is into storing data recently.......

For every 1 pound of fat on a body the cardiovascular system has to develop 1,000 miles of extra blood vessels to deal with all the cells in that 1lb of fat! That is why being over-weight is so stressful on the heart!

5.2 lbs.....you just have your heart a 5,000 mile GIFT!

Keep up the determination......

Love you,

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