Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tummy Tuesday

So even though I have a few readers, I started this blog really for myself.  I love writing, I love "venting" on paper.  Easier than handwriting in a notebook.  I have entries I've never published, and a few I have I thought twice about, but wanted to be honest and let it fly.  I figure if I have these feelings, someone else does, and maybe that person needs to read about someone that's just like her.

Here's honest and I'm letting it fly.

I gained .6 at my last meeting.  Not doing so hot here.  When I joined WW I was so pumped up, and had visions of myself shrinking before my very eyes.  And your eyes.  So I am embarrassed to admit to you that I am not losing weight.  Since New Year's I've dropped 5 lbs.  I am happy to have those 5 lbs off, but so far from where I hoped to be by this point.  The worst part is not that my pants are not looser, but how I feel about myself.

Someone who has never struggled with weight is probably wondering, so what's your problem?  You want to lose weight, just do it!  I hear you.  I say it to myself.  

I am going to keep at it though.  I LOVE the Weight Watchers meetings.  I love our leader Kathy, she "gets" it and is so encouraging and wise.  The group is great.  Although I have been lax in the last 2 weeks, this week I have been tracking my points -- even when I have to write down that the peanut butter cookies I ate were probably 4 points each.  Oh but they were fresh out of the oven... I had 2.  With a glass of cold milk.  Yum.

So you can see that this is going to be a very, very long road for me.


  1. Keep on keepin on, Brynn! We (in WW) have all had those weeks when we have gained instead of lost. But not all victories in this journey are on the scale.

    If you turn down a cupcake someone offers (when you would have normally would've accepted 2) THAT is a victory.

    If you go out to dinner and order a salad before your meal instead of onion rings THAT is a victory.

    If you are dying for a cookie an eat 1 or 2 instead of half a package then THAT is a victory.

    REAL progress comes slowly and lasts longer.

  2. Wow Niki, so true! Thank you for your wise words!

  3. It's not how many times you fall, it's how many you get back up :o)