Wednesday, November 7, 2012

All by myself...

I decided over the weekend that I just could not fight this battle on my own. On Monday night I went to a Weight Watchers meeting in Longview (near where I work) and joined up. I have done WW before, as I’ve mentioned, but I did it online last time. I enjoyed it, but I think I am the type of person that needs real life, face to face interaction. So I decided to go with the meetings this time around. I got the Monthly Pass so that the meeting dues are cheapest and this way I could go to a second meeting closer to home on Saturday mornings if I want/need to. I probably won’t do that as I enjoyed the people that meet on Monday nights, and it will be much more convenient to do it after work. I have to drive right by where the meeting is held on my way home anyway; and the Saturday meeting is about 20 minutes away from home and is at 9:30am. I know that I will wind up blowing that one off because I always sleep in on Saturdays!

I will start posting my weight from the official WW weigh in.

I did terribly yesterday; I forgot my breakfast at home so had to eat at the café here at the mill, it was chicken enchilada day for lunch, and Sis wanted me to run an errand with her the second I got home and so wound up eating Safeway Chinese food at 8pm.

Today was better. I packed my breakfast and lunch; not sure what the situation will be for dinner at the moment but I have 20 points left for the day so I should be able to make just about anything work.

My goal is to work on getting my meals organized for the week and prepared the night before. For some reason this is really difficult for me, but it is something I must overcome if I am to succeed. My 5% goal is 17 lbs, and my 10% goal is 34 lbs. I hope to reach my 5% goal by January 1st. I never got my motivational signs put up, so I will work on that this weekend. I need to step up my activity level, and have started doing that by parking further away from the lab at work. It sucks, but it’s something.

If you use WW’s eTools, drop me a comment with your user name and we can friend each other! I have almost 250lbs to lose, so I can use all the encouragement I can get! I’ll try to get Sis to take a current picture of me so that I can replace the one that I am currently using on this blog.

Well, that’s the scoop for now!



  1. Hi Big Auntie! I hope you are doing ok with WW. I love that program, I think it's the best one out there. I am no longer a member, but I try to keep track of points in my head. Did you go to a meeting last night? Hang in there!

  2. Hi Betsey C.! Yep, I went to my WW meeting last night and I'm down four pounds! This is my 3rd walk with WW; I did it online about 5 years ago, but I think I need the social aspect of the meetings. Don't try to keep track in your head - write it down. Do you still have a points-figuring thingy? If not, let me know and I'll send you a link for a free website that has a points calculator on it that you can use.


  3. Oooh, I would appreciate that link when you get a chance. And a big wooo hoooo to you on that great loss, that's wonderful! This whole battle is so much easier when you are rewarded with some results. You are going to do this! You are going to feel so much better very, very soon. Look how fast time passes. You are well on your way, and you are definitely inspiring me to lose the rest of my weight. My highest was 263, and I have been maintaining a 60 lb. loss for a couple of years now. I need to get on the stick and finish the job.

    Way to go, Big Auntie!!!