With not even a week into attending meetings I am already seeing a shift in my thoughts in regards to my online and my meeting weigh ins. When I first decided to go to meetings I was trying to stay with my old weigh in day for online, which is Friday and not letting attending meetings change anything for me but I have already made a change. After all, I got here because Weight Watchers online works for me. I do feel sense of loyalty to that program because I still don’t know that I would be here if I had tried to commit to a meeting every week. But now it’s a change that I think is going to help me reach my goal quicker but I am surprised by how fast I have decided to do this.
I have changed my online weigh in to align with my Sunday weigh in. I think this is going to make me be a bit more disciplined on the weekends. Not so much for eating because that is never something I waiver on but I do enjoy some cocktails at times on the weekends which can slow down my weeks progress so by going back to Sundays, which was originally my weigh in day for Weight Watchers online too for this same reason. I really think it’s going to make me reach my goal quicker. I still think it would have been cool to have hit my goal just using the online program, maintain my weight all just online. I likely would be the first person to ever lose over 200lbs on the Weight Watchers online program, but I don’t know that for sure. I think it would prove to a lot of people that you can do this online. I am living proof that it’s possible and it works but I do still wish that I could prove that I did it all online only. But if I did do that, I wouldn’t have had that amazing morning last weekend too, so it all happens for a reason. I can say that other than not being able to verify my weight and the lifetime membership issue, the programs are no different. On a day to day bases, nothing has changed for me other than my new mind shift and a bit of motivation to get’r done.
After the first meeting, I of course blogged about it. I have heard from a couple of the ladies that attended that meeting. It’s funny how fast I feel a sense of loyalty to now go to these meetings. I showed up to that meeting, shared some pretty huge and personal information about myself and I think I feel like it would be wrong to go to a different weigh in to accommodate my social schedule and not share my 200lbs loss when I hit it with these ladies now. Being accountable to something bigger than just me is making me feel even more motivated and focused. I would never and have never skipped a weigh in in the 21 months I did Weight Watchers online but if I had a less than stellar week it was OK because not every week is going to be awesome. Now that I am sitting at a loss of 199lbs, I am only 1lbs away from losing 200lbs and I feel like I should share that moment with my new Weight Watcher meeting people at the Royal Roads meeting. I do feel a bit more pressure now too always have a loss but I need to deal with that in my head because not every week is going to be fantastic and I am imagining these last 5lbs are not going to just fall off me in the next couple weeks. This is going to take a bit of time and maybe some ups and downs but hopefully not many ups. 🙂
I am feeling like I am so close, I just want to reach out and grab it. 🙂 Getting pretty excited to change my focus from weight loss to maintenance and settle into the realization that this body really does belong to me FOREVER! 🙂