Tag: weight watchers

  • Why Do I Do It? When My Reasons Don’t Ring True

    Why Do I Do It? When My Reasons Don’t Ring True

    I recently told you that I did not achieve the weight loss I had hoped to within my given amount of time. In fact, I admitted I think being on Weight Watchers seemed to make me gain weight. As in, who are you to tell me how many points I need, I’ll decide that. 4 […]

  • A Shame about the Gain

    A Shame about the Gain

    I woke up this morning in a mad at myself mood. I felt shame. I felt shame about my shame. Today was the day that I was going to cancel my Weight Watchers subscription. Because I would have been doing it for 2 months and lost my holiday weight. The weight ‘d allowed myself to […]

  • My New Fitness Goals

    My New Fitness Goals

    While I mull over possible new work/art goals for the coming year, using my new word of the year “Focus” to guide me, I have taken other proactive steps to take care of my body betterment too. For a week plus, I have been using my new Christmas Fitbit to track my movements and exercise. […]

  • Losing Weight : Expectations, Definitions, and Permission

    Losing Weight : Expectations, Definitions, and Permission

    It took me four months but I finally lost that dagum 10 pounds. How certain I’d been that it was only going to take me those first two months to lose that weight doing Weight Watchers. Then I’d win that bet and get my money back like they’d offered. And it was all going real […]

  • Intentions Aren’t Actions Until they Are

    Intentions Aren’t Actions Until they Are

    I intended to say goodbye. To that extra weight, to that deadbeat husband, and to the daily onslaught of negative thoughts doing my esteem no good with every siege. But the intentions were all I came up with. I intended to get right on taking care of that. But I wasn’t making anything happen because […]

  • Happier Now That I Like Myself Daily

    Happier Now That I Like Myself Daily

    Not too long ago, say right after Christmas, I woke up and I would dread getting dressed because the following would occur. I would be unhappy about how I looked in the mirror and how tightly my clothing was. My closet of clothing contained fewer options I felt I could fit into, liked myself in, […]

  • Beautiful Wrinkles

    Beautiful Wrinkles

    This past Easter weekend, while visiting in-laws in the city, I happened to look up from washing my hands into my face in the mirror. And I was surprised at how endearing my wrinkles around my eyes were and how amused I felt at feeling positive about such a thing “marring” my beauty. These wrinkles […]

  • Weight Loss : My Body in Process Not Perfection

    Weight Loss : My Body in Process Not Perfection

    I’d lost nearly ten pounds and I was elated. I hadn’t dropped below 160 pounds in at least five years, maybe ten. This weight loss was a huge accomplishment. I felt kind and didn’t dwell on the fact that it’s only taken two months to accomplish. All those years of lamenting my largess and it […]

  • My thoughts On My Weight Loss

    My thoughts On My Weight Loss

    Three weeks in to Weight Watchers and I’m definitely lighter. According to their scale, I’ve lost 3 pounds in the first two weeks. And my scale at home says it’s more. And I was elated and hopeful until I wasn’t. And here’s what I’m thinking. We all supposedly have a happiness set point. We can […]

  • Kill Free Will : What Catholics and the Military Know

    Kill Free Will : What Catholics and the Military Know

    Miss Sherrie, the woman who leads the Weight Watchers group, said she’d given up sugar for Lent. She’s a Lent observing Christian apparently and giving something up for a month is what she does the month before Easter. And I thought about how this woman who also has given up daily food enjoyment of all […]