Monday, January 14, 2008

Da dum! First Weigh In

Honestly, I could hardly wait to jump on the scale this morning because I knew that it would be a decent loss. And it was! I was down 5.2 lbs to 258.8 and I'm very happy with that. Then I went food shopping and got a bunch of cherries to celebrate (yes, I'm cheap and don't normally buy them because they are too $$ LOL). So, after seeing this weeks result, I'm feeling stronger than ever and even more motivated.

And now for some deep thoughts... I've been posting and lurking a fair bit on the WW message boards this last week and see how many people have their goals to lose XX lbs by XX date. Right there for all to see they have a bunch of goals in their signatures. I do not. And I've never done that. I didn't even tell my family that I'd started WW again until I'd been OP for nearly a week. My way of thinking has been that if I don't tell anyone or don't set any goals, then when I don't meet them, I'm not really failing. But that is such a lie that I've been telling myself. Because when I don't set goals, I'm not even giving myself the chance to succeed at something. Wow.. realizing that is quite emotional. So... babysteps....

Goal #1: Lose 8.9 lbs by the end of January 2008 (say byebye to the 250s!)

And gosh darnit, I'm going to succeed.


Selma said...

Yea! on the pounds lost!!! Great job.


Teale said...

I think that it can be scary when you make your goals known. If noone knows about them, then noone knows if you don't reach them. But, at the same time, it's helpful when people do know, because not only can they praise you when you reach your goal, but in the event you have a goal that you don't reach in the time frame you wanted, then the people that know can act as a support system & help figure out what to do differently next time!

Chubby Chick said...

Wow! Congrats on the weight loss! You are doing great! :)