Friday, May 11, 2012

Weight Watcher Meeting Review

I thought I was going to have a bad week since last weekend I went to the drive in with my family to see The Avengers and John Carter.  I ate pizza; Not any old pizza but delicious white sauce with fluffy crust pizza.  I also had coconut which is a lot of points.  Example 1 cup is 8 points.  I really really wanted to have nachos but I was too full.  I love nacho cheese!  

The ones at my drive in are double in size ^_^
I guess I made it up during the week since I lost 1 pound.  I am on week 7 attending WW meetings and I have so far lost 7.8 pounds. I need to lose 1.2 more pounds to reach my 5% mark.  I can really tell on my arms that I am losing weight.  I think I am pretty vain because when I wash my hands in the bathroom I take a little longer rubbing the soap in because I am watching the muscles in my arm move. 

Today at our WW meeting we discussed Motivation.  Thus the challenge began.  To motivate us our leader Debbie has challenged her groups to lose 10 pounds in 8 weeks.  She will be putting together a grand price basket to raffle off at the end of the challenge.  How do we get our names in the raffle?  Every time we lose one pound we get our name submitted.  (Wish it would have started today.) Every time our group loses 15 pounds as a unit we all get entered into the raffle.  So it begins! 

So we were asked what keeps us motivated.  I couldn’t think of anything right away.  I thought maybe my health but I feel pretty good.  Then I thought maybe a guy but don’t have my own or even an attractive one I want to look all good for.  Then it came to me: Travel.  I love to travel and I like to make an impact as a traveler.  I like to dress well when traveling and looking good is important to me.  I tell you vain. I shouldn’t care what random people I will never see again think but I do.  I want them to look at me and think ‘she is beautiful’, ‘she has it all together’, ‘she looks classy’.  

She also asked us what motivates us to go to the gym.  I go to the gym at 4am.  Some days I don’t want to but I do.  I have 2 things that motivate me.  One is my sticker calendar at home.  Growing up I would always get stickers and stamps on my school work if I did well.  I loved those teachers and my stamp of job well done.  So I bought a calendar and put all 12 months up on my wall.  Each time I go to the gym I get a sticker.  I love to see that I make it at least 3 times a week.  My other motivation to be at the gym at 4am is because I like to use the weights in the ‘men’s’ side.  And by going early I only have to deal with a few older men opposed to a lot of men and women taking up the whole area.  I love those older guys they are so dedicated.  Not to get off on a tangent but I love seeing the regulars in the morning.  I wonder if they think of me that way too. 
This is an old picture trust me there are more stickers on it now

 So we were left with this quote to think about for the week:

1 comment:

  1. Wow you are vain. I never understood how people could be SO into themselves. Not that I have a problem with my self now... Maybe because I have a hard time dealing with people that are vain and put themselves above all others. I can't stand that!

    It's healthy to have a positive self image but do it for yourself. You shouldn't want to lose weight because of what others think of you. That's why so many people that diet fail at staying healthy because once they meet their goal they go back to being the old person. Instead of sticking to their diet (life style change).

    And update your calendar picture!