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Weigh In Day

Posted on: September 26, 2012

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The most important part of the weight loss journey is the WW meeting and facing the scale each week.  It does a lot to keep you honest and if things didn’t work out that week, drive to refocus.  Just a little about my journey.. I gained over 50 lbs in the last 7 years when I closed a business I loved.  For four years I struggled emotionally as I watched my mother suffer congestive heart failure and dementia.  It was a slow goodbye with lots of  pain along the way.  Three years ago she passed on and I can only describe the loss as pure heartache.  After talking to others, I believe that losing a same sex parent is extremely difficult.  Since my father died when I was just 13, the loss of my mother meant the loss of a role in my life as someone’s child. It’s now been over three years of mourning and I am ready to move onto a healthy and vibrant life!

I had great success with Weight Watchers from April to August, when I stalled by losing and gaining the same 2lbs over and over.  In September I did a complete refocus and commitment when my birthday came around and at 47 had to switch from mid 40’s to late 40’s.  A clear distinction in my mind and motivating factor to the last three weeks of kicking up the exercise.  I am going on the treadmill and I have to be honest I dreaded it.  When I first began I dragged myself each day. At week 3, I am craving it and pushing myself to go faster and longer.  This week I moved from 30 minutes to 45 minutes twice a day.  I listen to inspirational music by Fred Bogert  and feel like these workouts have become a spiritual,meditative time. Having that twice a day has had an amazing result and I am more energized, alive and inspired than I have been in 7 years.

I ate right an exercised like a woman on a mission and was looking forward to facing the scale this morning…. Well, wouldn’t you know it, I woke up with severe menstrual cramping and bloating.  The scale showed that I stayed the same.  It was a little hard to swallow, when my friend who drank wine this week and backed off the exercise lost 1.2 lbs.  Since, I know there was nothing for me to change, I will just keep on and see what the scale says next week. –  You can take a listen to samples of the songs from the album that I use for my workouts and filling my spirit!

Fred Bogert | Come Share My Joy

I would like to say the I still shared a celebration at my meeting and told them that I knew going into this journey that my success would depend on getting the MIND, BODY, SPIRIT all in alignment.  I thought I had done an ok job of that and really celebrated as my new friend from WW bloomed from getting all those in order.  I now realized that I didn’t have that right.  This week as I pushed my body and listened to the inspirational music, I felt my spirit soar.  Even my mind changed from, “I am doing Weight Watcher’s for my health”( a great reason that got me to the halfway point, but had lost momentum), to the new motivation of “I will not allow my mother’s legacy to be my weight gain!”  I know that  new mantra will carry me home to the goal weight.   Sharing my journey impacted so many people in the room and I proud of myself for doing so.  These meetings really do add the the success of it’s members.


Anyone else motivated to lose weight?  What keeps you going?


1 Response to "Weigh In Day"

Thanks for your honesty and vulnerability but mostly for showing us how to celebrate ourselves. “It’s not what happens to you that matters most. It’s what happens in you” (Victoria Osteen) You are a true example of that. Great job, Robi

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