Friday, October 05, 2007

WEIGHT WATCHER WEIGH IN: The Results And Kudos To My Weight Watcher Hero!

Yesterday, at Weight Watchers, we were talking about diets vs. lifestyle changes. Weight Watchers, and really doing the program, is a HUGE lifestyle change for me. A few of the changes include:

1) Doing much more exercise, sit ups, fast walks, and doing them every day!

2) Watching portion control. I am probably eating 1/2 of what I ate before.

3) Making good food choices. While I am not perfect at this, I am so much better! I look at menus very carefully, and I shop differently!

4) Drinking enough water for a small third world country!

5) Taking on a "Fitness Challenge" at SCC and doing a recent walk and not stopping.

6) Going to all of my Weight Watcher Meetings!

7) Keeping track of my points for the day!

8) Reading and re-reading all of my Weight Watcher material!

9) Walking early at school and doing my Richard Simmons work out video before my classes start!

Drum Roll Please...I lost 2.4 pounds this week for a total of 14 pounds.

I especially want to give a "shout out" to my Weight Watcher Hero, my wonderful daughter Amy. She has been my helper, supporter, and encourager (daily) on this journey! She doesn't just talk the talk...she walks the walk! She and Jenna are at every Weight Watcher meeting I attend...and Jenna charms our whole group:) Aim, I am SO proud of you! You are amazing and such a GREAT role model for me! I love you so much!

I also want to thank Jessi for her phone calls, support, blog posts, and giving me nutritional "tips". Thanks sweetie for your help and support! It means the world to me! I love you so much!

And now another week begins! It will be filled with daily opportunities to choose wisely!
As I watch tight pants become loose, as I climb the stairs at work with more ease, as I track my weight loss on a chart in my class, and as I say my daily prayers and thank the Lord for being with me during this journey...there is something I know for week you will see LESS of me!

God Bless! Love and Hugs to all who read this!

Love Linda


The Farrell Family said...

I love going to the meetings with you and processing how hard it can be to make good food choices (especially when bad ones taste better). You are doing it! You set out a goal to lose weight and you've already lost 14 pounds! Keep it up! Looking forward to seeing less of you at the next meeting!

Hugs, Amy

Kim Ellis said...

Great job Linda! Success on the scale is a pretty amazing thing but I think the bigger reward is the energy that we get in life when we start realizing how much easier daily activities are. Now that you've lost 14 lbs go to the grocery store and pick up a 10 lbs bag of potatoes and try to run around with that in your arms. It's a good visual to really own how much weight you've lost.

I've tried this with a 50 lbs bag of sugar - I can't lift it....and to think that over a year ago I had that much weight on my body. whew - I'm sure glad it's gone.

You will get to the point when the "bad" choices won't taste so good - I am finding that sweets and especially fatty sweets don't taste so good - I'm still trying to get over my cravings for salty snacks but I have found healthy alternatives and that's what it's all about.....losing the weight in a manner that you can maintain it for the rest of your life.

jessithompson said...

Mom... I am so proud of you. This is tough stuff. I love watching you be convicted and determined about it. You inspire me!

I have thought, wished, and prayed about this for years and at times am overwhelmed with joy to see you and how amazing you look.

I love talking about the journey with you and hearing all that you're learning.

I love it all.

I love you.


XOXO Jess Jess

Anonymous said...

Yeah Nana! A total loss of 14 pounds! I'm glad that you've been drinking TONS of water and not putting of exercizes! O.K. I'm giving you a slogan it's absolutely perfect "The girl with the smile goes the extra mile!"


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