5/1/07

9 months later...

It's been just over 9 months since I reached goal. I JUST realized this when I was commenting back on some comments you guys left yesterday (Yowza on your comments by the way...that's is why i love you guys). Since reaching goal, I've lost an additional 10lbs, and at times, gone up a bit too...but never gone above my goal weight. But at the same time, I've spent about $200 to continue on weight watchers online. Yup. I continue to dish out the cash to be on the program that meeting members who reach goal and then lifetime can enjoy for free (without the fancy online tools, of course). Why? I like the program. I like the recipes. I like the tools. I like the boards. I like the calculator. I like being accountable to something. And this whole success thing...people keep asking me what I was getting out of it for free. To be honest, it would be nice to get something, but in the end, who cares?! I got an experience which is really invaluable and I'll cherish forever and what's most important is that I have my health and I'm happy. I'll continue to keep paying for it until it doesn't make sense to me anymore. Right now, it still makes sense because I still have problems with my eating patterns. And even if I someday choose to end my account, then I'll still follow the program because I have the tools to do it on my own. But where am I going with all of this... not sure. It's just a little comparison to the costs of success stories and notarized papers and just following this program for healthy living. I'm willing to pay whatever it takes to keep me healthy. My gym, my running courses, my weight watchers membership, my food...it all adds up. That little piece of paper is nothing in the grand scheme of it all. But it gave birth to a whole new me :)

8 comments:

Maria said...

Whatever it takes for YOU, I say.

I still WI at a WW centre, even though I don't really like meetings, because I want to be a lifetime member one day, want my little key. No, I don't do meetings and I don't do online, but I hang out with a scale once a week, outside the privacy of my home, and that does it for me. I pay WW $11 a week so I can step on their scale. Seems ridiculous, but as you said, it's my health - and I am worth that $11.

Ultimately, the price to stay healthy is so worth it - whatever way we each choose to do it. :)

Christina said...

wow that was said so well! amazing and again inspirational, you are a superstar, and like you said you can never put a price on health :)

Natalie said...

I think whatever it takes to make you healthy and feel the way you do is worth it. Keep it up!

Jen said...

I completely agree with you!!!

I spent WAY more money keeping myself overweight than I do to stay on WW!!!

~♥ Amanda ♥~ said...

i say the same thing these ladies said, it's worth the money to keep you healthy. in the end, it's just money. and i would pay the money to get the notarization to apply for a success story, it's totally worth it!!!

Shrunk said...

I want to keep my online account forever!

Shrunk said...

And Congrats Mouse, you rock at maintenace!

~paige~ said...

wooo hoo. you are awesome foxlet

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