Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tipping the Scales - and T Minus 38 days

This evening is my last "regular" Weight Management meeting. No more weekly hospital meetings. I now go into "self preservation mode". Instead of weekly group meetings and weekly doctor meetings, I will monthly doctor meetings and get to choose 6 sessions to attend in the next 6 months. 27 weeks have flown by! I still remember the apprehension I felt applying, committing and starting the program.

Initially, I thought the 12 weeks of of "no food" was going to be the hard part - but really, it was the transition and now, daily living. I NEVER want to go back to where I was - and I am so afraid of that happening. I do not want to be "that girl". You know, that poor girl who worked so hard to take off all the weight, only to put it all back on...and then some.

I have the potential to be that girl - and that scares me. But may, just maybe I can capitalize on that fear and keep focused and committed.

I have seen the results of weight loss. I feel great - I have so much more energy - I am see the benefits in all aspects of my life.

I am super proud of my commitment and hard work - and I still see areas I need to improve. I want to eat healthy. I want to live healthy. And, I think that desire will help me realize my ultimate weight loss goals and it will help me stay committed to this entire lifestyle change.

I hope it does...

I am sure there will be a strange feel in the meeting tonight. Most of us are not done our weight loss journey - and I think we all feel a bit nervous, anxious and tentative to be "on our own".

At the same time, I know that I am looking to define, follow and keep to a new lifestyle. I am confident that Weight Watchers will help me to get there and stay there.

My Weight Management Program with the liquid diet component taught m so much. I am walking out of the program with invaluable knowledge, acceptance and know-how. I am grateful to the program, and more specifically to the leaders - but my journey does not end, just because my program ends.

Thank you to everyone who has been following my journey. Thank you for your support. I hope that you will keep reading, commenting, inspiring, encouraging and cheering me on - I will never be able to properly express my gratitude.

OK - now, back to our Birthday Gift Count Down.
Drum Roll......at Number 38, my wish would be to get a little wave runner...a nice leisure and recreational vehicle.

This is the model I fell in love with at the Ottawa Boat Show this past weekend.

Anderson appreciated the fine steering and power of this fun-machine...

DJ could picture himself catching some rays and hitting some waves...

Madigan and Mommy were envisioning all the fun our entire family could have
enjoying this wonderful gift!!!
(and Daddy was salivating and drooling all over the place!!!)

Hee hee... no where in the rules does it say all 40 gifts have to be realistic...they can be the stuff dreams are made of!!!!


Bama Cheryl said...

You have done an amazing job of losing weight - congratulations! And once it's lost, the journey continues anyway. How great. You are an inspiration!

Melissa said...

Pardon my french....holy crap, you look awesome!

I totally understand being "that girl." In fact, I'm fighting the same battle over here. So I'm just adding more exercise and eating some of the things I want in moderation. Being gluten free does help in this situation.

Now what I really want to know is at your last meeting tonight are they going to serve cake! LOL :)

Good luck! I know you're going to do AWESOME!

3XMom said...

you are so amazing! I know you can keep it up! Congratulations!

Momisodes said...

You have, and will continue to, rock this! You have done an incredible job along this journey, and I just know you will continue to do so :)

Pregnantly Plump said...

Congrats on the weight loss and the commitment! I think that making the decision to stick to the new lifestyle has to be really important. I've had some friends who had great success with Weight Watchers, so I hope it will be a great experience for you, too!
The boat show looks so fun. I'm thinking of finding a car show for us, although I have a feeling Little Elvis will be chasing the car show models more than the cars...

Barrie said...

Although that does look fun....And you do deserve it!