Friday, September 28, 2007

WEIGHT WATCHER WEIGH IN- The Results


Yesterday was amazing on so many levels! Not an easy day for me at the college, but I am learning (again) that being a person of integrity means doing what has to be done, even if it isn't easy!

That principle certainly applies to working on a healthy life style!

This week I did what I said I would do. I kept promises to myself!

I did more exercise, I drank more water, I kept track of every morsel of food that I put in my mouth. It wasn't easy, in fact it was darn tough at times! And my response to it being tough? So what if it is tough!!

If I want this badly enough, and I do, then I have to be willing to do the hard work. The results are worth it!

It takes courage to work on yourself. Bravery Ribbons help. I wore mine all day yesterday and to Weight Watchers. They were a visible reminder to me that I CAN do this! I DO have it inside me to be strong! I am NOT alone. God is right there with me as I do my situps, take my walks, eat my Lean Cuisine Meals, make a good choice at a restaurant, and get on the scale at a Weight Watcher meeting!

Drum roll please: I lost 3.4 more pounds for a total of 11.6 pounds! (she says with a smile)

A huge thank you to all of you who have kept me in your prayers! That means the world to me. A huge thank you to those who have emailed, been on my blog, called, checked in, or asked how it is going. That support makes a big difference!

If you see a cute 60 year old dancing down the street, lighter on her heels, her clothes a little looser, wearing a grin and flashing her bravery ribbons...well that person is ME!!

Love and hugs to all who read this! God Bless! Love, Linda

7 comments:

The Farrell Family said...

Love you so much! We are proud of the efforts that you are making for your health. You are worth it! Congrats on the amazing week.


XOXO

Kim Ellis said...

The journey is not an easy one but it is definitely worth investing in.

Congratulations to you - I'm happy that you are seeing rewards for your hard work.

kathibest said...

WoW! Linda, Congrats on your 3.4 pound victory....

I loved reading this post...

It shared the diffidculty of making the hard choices....

And it shared the thrilling excitement of the rewards you get when you do.....

You actually made having to loose weight inspiring.......

You better watch yourself, when you reach your weight goal, they may just recruit you to be a leader!!!

I am proud of you and so happy for your victory, nice work celebrating yourself.....

I look forward to seeing less ofr you the next time we meet.........

Love and huggs......Kathi

Kayla Jode said...

It's so great that you've been acheiving your goals! Every time you do it, it will get a little easier! Great job on the loss of the 3.4 pouds! You're doing great!

Tiffany said...

Way to go Linda! What a huge accomplishment! Way to keep your promises to yourself - sometimes those are the hardest to keep! Keep up the good work! :)

Mommymeepa said...

I am on weight watchers too. I am going to read your blog regulary for encouragement. you can read mine too if you want.

I love the bravery ribbon idea. I love the post your daughter did about Emma and ballet. It was so sweet.

Thanks for sharing. I love your outlook on life.

I'll be praying for you.

Melissa

jessithompson said...

Mama,

I love you and have loved watching you glow as you have found new conviction to be healthy. It's amazing how a focus to be healthier on the inside can show outside too! I love hearing about all the hard work... watching you make the tough decisions (and the right ones)... and then sharing the victory with you.

Ultimately though, the biggest reward for me will come down the road... when you are still here...gulp... because you have decided that you are worth it. For every day of your life that you are "gaining" back, I am eternally grateful.

I know when we talk about Nana, you regret her decision to smoke and would give anything to have one more day with her... so I know you understand exactly what I mean.

I love you, celebrate your effort and decisions, rejoice in your victory, and am so proud of you I can hardly stand it.

I love you with all my heart.

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