Saturday, February 19, 2011

weigh in

Hello friends.  This morning my mom and I went to our local Weight Watchers meeting, I weighed in and lost 1.4 lbs.  I was discouraged at first, really hoping for more, but quickly realized that was the old-me way of thinking.  "Not good enough. What did you do wrong.  You shouldn't have done this-this-and-this."  BUT the new me is filled with gratitude for my change in attitude and happy that's 1.4 less of me now!!  I'll take it!  I woke up this morning NOT filled with shame and disgust, but THANKING GOD for this light switch in me that He seems to have turned on.  Something has just all of a sudden clicked and I am so encouraged to be healthier and choose more happiness in my life.  I have really enjoyed the last few days and it's a wonderful feeling.

Thank you for your support - I cherish your words to me.  This journey is going to take a long time, but for the first time in my life, instead of feeling overwhelmed by it, I'm excited.  I'm excited about the work God will do in me, with the hope that someday I can help others.  I may not weigh 700 lbs but I don't feel any different from someone who does.  I get them.

This coming week will be my first real week on the Weight Watchers program, as I hadn't really been trying until Wednesday of last week.  I can't wait for my weigh-in next week, and I'll let you know how I do.

Thank you again for your encouragement.


  1. The average weight loss is .5 lbs per week. U r 3 x average! also u can get a good multivitamin @GNC. keep up the good work!

  2. Great job, Brynn!! I like what Vickie're ahead of the game! And, seriously - losing 1.4 lbs since Wednesday is awesome!! You've got the right attitude and the drive to do it. God will honor that. Keep up the good work! Love you! :)

  3. Awesome! What a wonderful job you are doing already and what a great attitude you have! Please do get a multivitamin and look forward to hearing about your progress next week! - Paris

  4. Brynn, I found your blog through a Facebook link, and I've read every entry. And it's made me miss you sooo much! It's been way too long since we've made a meaningful (not that Facebook can't be meaningful, but...) connection. I'm not sure how much it means since I'm not really part of your life so much anymore, but I just want to affirm that you are an incredible and beautiful woman. Brynn, inside and out, you are a truly remarkable person. I appreciate your transparency, your humor, and most of all your big compassionate heart. Much Love-Amanda