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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.