“Why am I Here?” – Weekly Weigh In

What a night at Weight Watchers!  It was the night I have been waiting for since January.  For the last ten months, I have fluctuated between about 15 pounds.  I got to my lowest weight right after The Biggest Loser Competition and then slowly put a few pounds on.  Then, I went on a cruise and gained almost ten!  Since the cruise, I have been slowly climbing back up, the healthy way, and I am finally on a roll.

You read about my week last week.  Such an exciting time to see the scale going in the right direction!  Well, my goal tonight was to lose 3.2.  If I could pull a 3.2, I would hit 95 pounds.  So, after tutoring this afternoon, I put on my running clothes and went out to the street.  I was going to sweat out as many ounces as possible.  I jogged quite a bit (even though it was really hot) and walked some.  I did about 40 minutes and ran/walked about three and a half miles.  I was dripping sweat when I finished…which made me really excited because I knew I should be down some, due to sweating so much!

When I got to Weight Watchers, I asked the ladies for the lowest scale they had in the room (of course they are all the same but I was ready to scale hop if I needed to).  I gave myself a pep talk on the way over that it was ok if I didn’t make it to -95 this week.  Even if it took me one more week, that would be ok! Well, the fact is, I was tempted to remove all possible things from my body without being obscene.  I decided to just remove the jewelry (which I know is 0.2) in hopes that I would hit it.  I told the ladies to think good thoughts…3.2…3.2…3.2…They thought good thoughts, I got on the scale….and….

I LOST 4.2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Not only did I hit my goal…but I knocked it out of the park!  I hit a total loss of 96 pounds.  I am the lowest weight at Weight Watchers that I have been since college!

Let me just say one thing.  The feeling you have when you get off that scale having achieved a pretty major goal is better than ANYTHING you will EVER eat!  I can promise you that!  The endorphins are amazing!  And…of course, I screamed!  Wouldn’t you?

So, I am on a high and I go into the greatest meeting!  Jacynta is talking about why we are at Weight Watchers.  She gives us a paper and has us write down our reasons for being there.  Here are my reasons:

  • To get pregnant
  • To look “hott”  Yes, H-O-T-T hot…not hot as in temperature!
  • To be active and enjoy it
  • To have normal blood pressure
  • So others won’t judge me
  • To be an inspiration to others
  • To have accountability
  • To shop in normal size clothing stores
  • To have energy ALL DAY LONG
  • To live longer
  • To be able to FULLY cross my legs
  • No more Acid Reflux
  • No more Migraine Headaches

The list could go on and on and on.  These are just my top reasons why I started Weight Watchers and have continued almost three years later.  The biggest reason that was brought to my attention in my meeting was to not re-gain the weight I have lost.  That is the single reason why I will be a lifetime member of Weight Watchers.

What are your reasons for losing weight?  Take the time to write them all down.  Then, when you get down in a slump or need motivation, you can pull that list out and read it over.  We will all have rough patches in our weight loss (did I mention this is my first 5 pounds star since JANUARY?).  We need those little reminders of WHY we are doing this.  Keep yourself motivated with a tangible list that you can pull out when you need it and look at.

No matter what your reasons for losing weight, the biggest advice I can give you is DON’T GIVE UP!  You will go through ups and downs.  You will go through month (or ten month) plateaus.  Keep on keeping on and eventually, you will catch up with all your hard work. And let me tell you, you will be SOOO glad you stuck with it!  You are worth it!  What are your reasons for losing weight?  Why are you HERE?

Why am I Here?

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About Jennifer Swafford

Jennifer is an elementary school teacher who is trying to lose 100+ pounds. She has certainly learned how much It Sux To Be Fat and is here to motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle.