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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Movin' on Down

I spent this evening the same way I spend most of my oh-so-exciting Thursday evenings...I went to Weight Watchers for weigh-in. I have been on a pretty steady gain for the past few months - I had gotten down to less than a pound away from goal. But, right before Halloween, I totally fell off the wagon. I know they say it's not a diet, it's a lifestyle...but, I get really annoyed at the lifestyle sometimes. I hate having to always weigh, measure and count. And yeah, I know it's for a purpose, and I'm healthier for it...but it's always a struggle.

I also think that when so close to goal, I not-so-subconsciously loosened my control over my consumption habits. And once I stopped tracking the intake, it became really easy to fall back into my not so great former habits. Like the pint of Ben & Jerry's calling me from the grocery store freezer case. What am I even doing in that aisle in the first place? And before you know it, half of that pint is missing from the container. And I know my cat didn't eat it...(though she would, if given the opportunity). So, I know that my food choices have not been great over the past few months, and that my meals have not been balanced like they should be. But, I really need to crawl back on that wagon, however slowly..., since I've waylaid my success and have gained about 5 pounds in the last few months.

Now, I am making an attempt to stop that wagon and hop back on so it can move me on back down the scale. I know what I have to do - I just have to do it (again). Good thing I never stopped going to the weekly weigh-ins and meetings, or I'm sure I'd have gained a lot more than 5 pounds! Ah, perseverance, you are my friend.

And tonight, for the first time in 5 weeks, I have managed to lose weight. Granted, it was a measly 0.4lbs, but I'll take it! And losing even that small amount is actually pretty motivating. (And also motivating? BWB's success - check it out. She has applied to be a WW success story! Kudos BWB!)


Mom said...

After going away for the weekend and snacking on candy coated fruits, you still lost...that is fantastic! The funny thing is, I lost .2 this week also - and after all I ate on the way home, I was sure I would have gained. Now, back to serious life style changes (or diet as we used to say)!

Kristin said...

You can do it. You have done fantastic. Too bad you can not convince me to measure food for the diabetes stuff. I know what kind of pain in the butt this is.

Dagny said...

You too will find yourself in BWB's position during this year.

Calamity Jen said...

Getting to within one pound of your goal is terrific. (Me, I haven't even taking the step of finding out what my goal weight should be.) Ups and downs are normal so don't beat yourself up over five pounds.

Fluffycat said...

As the say, it's not always about the destination so much as the journey. As long as you keep moving towards doing the right things, you are a success, no matter what the number on the scale says.