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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

WW Wednesday

Just one more week until I become a WW Lifetime member! This means that I have met my WW goal and stayed within 2 lbs of that goal for 6 weeks. Once I am Lifetime, I can go to meetings for free so long as I stay within that 2 lb range.

It's been an interesting journey to get here. Each time we lose 5lbs, we have a little celebration at our meeting and our leader asks what is keeping us on track. I've been thinking a lot about that lately. Here's some of the things that help me:

  • The Mr is incredibly supportive - he keeps track of our weights in a spreadsheet and figures out the statistics of how we are doing.
  • WW meetings help me be accountable. I go to a meeting that is held at my office, which is incredibly convenient (and probably the reason that I started in the first place). I haven't missed a meeting, even on those weeks when I didn't feel like I had done well. I feel like this has made a big difference.
  • Success! Thats probably obvious, but I have been celebrating each loss along the way. That has kept me motivated to continue.
  • Focus on the end goal, and the daily "grind". I have always kept my eye on the prize - when I first started, I made a chain of paperclips, each clip representing a pound that I wanted to lose. As I lost each pound, I would move one paperclip to a new chain. The new chain is now very long! I hung those two paperclip chains in my office which helped remind me of how far I had come and that I still needed to focus, every day.

Being at the goal is the beginning of a new chapter in my WW journey. I need to learn how to stay here. I am looking forward to it!

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