The Weigh to Success

See ResultsWhat is more motivating than seeing results?  I can’t think of anything that inspires me more than seeing some rewards for all of my efforts.  Like most other people in our society, I prefer instant gratification, but I am really working on becoming a more patient person.  My weight loss journey has been a great way to grow my patience.

Slowly but surely, I feel like my efforts to get back on track and follow the Weight Watchers program to the letter (because I know it works) are really paying off!  As I have shared with you, impatience had driven me to try a multitude of other “diet” plans including the one where I was barely eating anything.  The worst part of this desperation was the fact that I knew better.  As anyone could have predicted, all of these methods backfired and even though I did lose several pounds (in some instances) I ultimately gained them all back.  I am so happy that I was honest with you about my mistakes and that I got myself back on program.

After a few weeks back on track, counting my Points Plus®, and eating my daily allotment, nothing more and nothing less, I am happy to report that I was down another 1.6 lbs. this past Friday!  I feel like I am slowly inching myself towards my goal of being under 200 lbs. come the end of July.

Weight 7.11.14

So, with three weeks to go, I realize that I have my work cut out for me, but I certainly feel like it is still a realistic goal.  The most important thing is that I am back to following the program the way Weight Watchers intended for me to and I am losing at a rate that is considered normal and healthy.  Even if I am not quite under 200 lbs. come August 1st. I will feel justified in calling myself successful.  Just being back on track and not yielding to the lure of any “quick fix” ideas makes me feel successful.

I keep thinking back to what my Dad always says; “You didn’t gain the weight overnight and you aren’t going to lose it overnight.”  The sooner we all accept that fact and move on, the better off we will all be.  Yes, weight loss is a long and sometimes seemingly endless road, but there is a reward at the end of the road that is better than anything we could have imagined and it is health.  Having your health opens up a life to you that cannot compare to any decadent food you can consume.  Little by little, one good decision at a time, you WILL achieve your health, fitness, and weight loss goals.  What small steps are you taking today?

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Comments

  1. As always, your posts seem perfectly timed in my life.

    First, congrats on the weight loss at the Friday weigh-in. You should be very justifiably proud of the accomplishment. The scale merely records the results, but the real work was done in the past few weeks as you have gotten yourself back on track. Way to go, Kassie!

    I said your post was perfectly timed because I also need the reminder that there is nothing to be accomplished by going consistently below my WW points. This past weekend I was very active, and didn’t take time to eat. I peeked at my mid-week weight, and was a little surprised that I wasn’t down. The official weigh-in is Friday, but I know that I cannot consistently stay on track if I am always under on my points. So, I too am rededicating myself to eating my allotment, no more and no less.

    thank you as always!

    • Good for you Bobby! It always seems like eating fewer points should help you lose faster (and it might for a week or two) but it doesn’t take long for it to catch up to you. I’m glad to hear you are rededicating yourself to eating your daily allotment. It works and we both know it! Good luck!!!

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