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Friday, March 7, 2014

Week 1: Success!

Last Friday was my first Weight Watchers meeting. I was happy to have the support of four friends, who went to the meeting with me. When I walked in, I realized my new leader was a lady I know from church! I was excited to know that she would be my new motivator and that she would have my back. The right leader can make all the difference!

After the meeting, I met my friend GP at the gym for a workout. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and a nice weight circuit. Then, I headed to the grocery store to find foods that would make me successful. I had the grocery list on the back of the Simple Start booklet for suggestions. When I came home, I felt empowered and ready to get started.

This week I mostly stuck to the Simple Start booklet. I was really good about drinking plenty of water, eating lots of fruits and vegetables, and trying to make healthy and delicious meals. I got on the elliptical again on Tuesday, but that was my only other workout for the week. I'm fighting a cold, and don't want to push myself too far.

This morning, I made it back for another weigh-in and meeting - YAY ME! One week conquered. I lost 6 pounds this week - which I am pleased with, to say the least. Every week won't be like this one, so I'll take these when I can get them. I had two friends return to the meeting with me today, and that made me happy. It's wonderful to go on this journey with friends - a journey to a healthier life, more energy and clothes that fit better.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

I'm back! Time to spill...

I have been having the hardest time getting motivated, finding reason, and pushing myself to succeed. I have started, and stopped, started, and stopped. Something always defeats me.

So, here I am, once again. Trying. This time I come armored with some new tools.

Tomorrow, I start Weight Watchers. I was very successful with WW 7 years ago. I had my friend AC with me, to support me and push me. I haven't had a friend do that for me since. This time, I have AC supporting me from across the country. I also have 4 local friends that are doing WW with me. I'm hoping we help keep each other motivated, accountable and excited about the possibilities.

AC has turned me on to a book to read as well: Made to Crave. This book will serve as a companion to go along my WW plan. It's supposed to help with the "want to", and includes a Bible study.

I plan on returning to the gym next week, going 3-5 times per week. Next Wednesday, Lent begins. If you have read my posts before, I try to reflect on my gluttony during Lent especially. I have motivational verses hanging in my bathroom, hoping for renewed perspective on how to honor God by being more healthy.

I am planning on blogging my journey. While it mostly serves as a journal for myself, I hope it can help someone else on their journey as well.