Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Work in Progress

Tuesday, September 8, 2009.....

Yesterday, I mentioned how I'm struggling with the process of anything because of my fear of the outcome. I want to thank everyone who commented. Some left some great mantras and reading material which I plan on using and checking out.

In the meantime, I got a piece of Weight Watchers literature, asking me to come back by enticing me with reduced fees. Typically, I'd junk these offers (I'd love to say it's because I don't need them) but kept this one. Besides the reduction in fees, Weight Watchers is promoting its More to Lose Campaign. For every pound you lose they donate one dollar to a food shelter.

I admit, the campaign hooked me back in. Yes I really do need to lose weight, but if I can help others by shedding the fat, well, yay!

I signed up for 8 weeks (November 7th) and I may sign up for more, but for now, this is what I can wrap my brain around. For the next 8 weeks, I will attend meetings, plan menus, track points, drink water and exercise.

I will focus on the process and not let the outcome paralyze my ability to do it. This will be the first time I don't set a goal for myself and am curious/looking forward to what I experience during the process.

There is no way I'm telling you my starting weight, but I'll let you know my progress along the way.

23 comments:

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Good for you! I have gone to Weight Watchers before and I really do think they have a great program! I wish you the best and look forward to hearing how well you are doing!

lacochran said...

Way to go for making the commitment! I've always heard WW is the best/most consistent way to lose weight.

The Peach Tart said...

Making the commitment and action is the first step to transformation. My positive thoughts are with you and your success.

a corgi said...

I like WW approach; I wonder if our local WW is doing the same thing; I'll have to look into it; sounds like something I could stick to, too, if I knew my pounds lost were helping others. good luck with it!! I'm sure you'll have great success :)

betty

GingerMandy said...

i've been hearing such good things about weight watchers lately... i really need something to motivate me to get in shape and eat better, so maybe this will be my kick in the butt too. i like the donation concept! and good luck darling even though i'm sure you don't need it!

Ventilator said...

Oh my goodness, I think your post is exactly what I needed to pull me out of this funk! And I mean funk!

I have been on WW previously and lost weight. This morning I got on the scale and realized I have gain 17 pounds in the last six months! O.M.G!

I think I'm going to pull up WW's Web site and get back on track.

Thanks for the motivation and kick in the rear!

THE ACTORS DIET said...

process vs. outcome if very important. good luck.

Goose said...

This is a great idea! I can't wait to hear about your progress. I read Lovely Bones back in college and remember really enjoying it

erin said...

That's weird. I left a comment on someone else's blog today that I was going to start a theme blog.
I'm going to take photos of myself in my underwear, then go on a diet, post about how horrible it is everyday and take a new photo every month.
You can do it too now.

;)

Little Ms Blogger said...

French Charming - Thanks!

lacochran - thank you.

Peach Tart - You're right. I'm also lucky to have a very supportive husband to help me.

a corgi - it's a corporate initiative.

GingerMandy - oh I need something....but thanks for the supportive words.

Ventilator - I'm so glad I could help.

Actor's Diet - thanks

Goose - it is a great read.

erin - I don't own a camera so you'll have to do it instead :-)

La La La Leah said...

GOOD FOR YOU! I know where you can get an awesome WW scale. I have a lot of friends that have lost a lot of weight with WW. GOOD LUCK!!

Sunshinemeg said...

You go girlfriend! That is awesome. It will be a challenge, but you can do it! Keep us updated and us bloggers are proud of you.

Wow, that was corny and I sound like a mom. Let's just go back to you go girl!

Sunshine Mama said...

I think this will be a great thing for you. Sometimes we need a little extra support to help get us started. Getting started is the hard part I always think. So, good for you for taking the leap. You can do it.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Good luck! I'm supporting you 100% and I'll be cheering you on 100% of the way!

Hugs and love,
GEM

otin said...

Good luck! I have periods of time where I go off my diet, but unlike times in the past, I don't give up just because I slip! I am pulling for you, after all, we are almost exactly the same age! :)

Jewels Diva said...

Hope it all goes well.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Good for you!!!!!! I'm cheering you on!
xo

Living and Loving In L.A. said...

Good job, doll! Starting is the hardest part. Hope you had a great weekend!!!

McGillicutty said...

OK I have been enticed nay ordered to come check out your blog by RxBambi(my surrogate mother) and the first post I read is this... you have to check out my little pink clock...we can lose weight together! my goal at this point is about 400 lbs that i gained at blog camp!
love your blog, I'll be back xx

DB said...

Love the tag line of course

LiLu said...

Good for you. I've always thought that's exactly where I'd turned if I hit my super freak out weight and the gym wasn't working anymore...

Matty said...

Wonderful! Your efforts support two great causes.....one of them being your health.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Way to go girl! I did WW before baby #2 and lost a lot of weight, I need to go back. Keep up the amazing work, the did the first and hardest step! I'm there with ya girl, email anytime :)