The Beauty Loser Weekly Update 05/15/2012

This week I finally addressed my week-after-week struggle with the same 3 lbs. during my weekly Weight Watchers meeting. The meeting focus was on motivation, and I thought it a perfect time to ask the leader my burning question:

I keep struggling with the same 3 lbs. – losing then gaining and vice versa – and it’s frustrating. Since January! Mostly because I KNOW what I have to do (journal, eat better etc.) and I’m lacking motivation. And yet, I keep coming to Weight Watchers meetings. If I’m unable to continue my weight loss, should I still be coming to meetings?

Yes, the leader said. If I didn’t come, I might gain it ALL back. If I didn’t come I would miss out on a support system. And he’s right.

I find my meeting group so inspiring – so many people have lost a lot of weight and have positive, healthy attitudes. The leader is a riot. I feel comfortable speaking up and sharing my successes and struggles.

He challenged me to just commit to one thing on the program to help get me back on track. I chose journaling my food intake. Because I know that will help me. I WILL do this, and AM doing this, and I commit to having a full Points Plus Tracker when I attend my next meeting on Saturday.

With that said, I didn’t eat very well over the weekend. Saturday was my birthday! I received an amazing red velvet cake from my favorite bakery, and then cupcakes from my dad and stepmom. I don’t drink a lot, but I enjoyed a few beers and some liquor on Saturday night. Sunday I indulged in more cake, and then more sweets at dinner for Mike’s mom (it was also a birthday celebration for her, me and Mike’s brother-in-law … there was a baked good for each of us with candles!).

Although I indulged this weekend, I intend to make it right this week and reign myself back in. One of the things I’ll use to help me is my Pandora bracelet. I think of it as my Weight Watchers anchor. I look at the charm I have that means “inner strength” and I try to envision my will power. Mike, my stepmom, grandmom and even my kitteh Timmy bought me charms for the bracelet for my birthday – as you can see in the top pic (I put it at the top to “anchor” this post) it’s almost full! I felt like a lucky girl!

Here are some of my other presents – balloons:

Gift cards:

And I even picked up a little something for myself Saturday from Hot Topic – a new T-shirt that doesn’t quite fit, but will now be a “goal shirt.” Does anyone else out there love Big Bang Theory like I do?!

The Stats

Weight at start of the week: 198.2 lbs.

Weight at end of the week: 199.4 lbs.

That’s a total of 1.2 lbs gained, for a grand total of 20.8 lbs down.

Goals for the coming week are the same as they were for last week, because I failed at accomplishing them:

  • Sign up for another 5K to run in May!
  • Eat fruit instead of sweets (even 100 calorie packs) for snacks
  • Journal my food and activity

What struggles have you been facing when it comes to weight loss or reaching your goals in something else? Have you talked with your support person or group about it? Share your thoughts below!

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