8/9/07

Not impressed...

So yesterday was my weight watchers birthday. 2 years ago I signed up online because my doctor gave me the shock of a lifetime telling me my weight had climbed up back over 200lbs, my blood pressure was consistently too high and my cholesterol levels were way above normal for a supposed active 26 year-old. and how did I spend my day? well it started out well. I went to Dominion to get everything I needed for an OP day. I resisted temptation when my coworker went to Wendy's even though I wanted a frosty and french fries (totally understanding Mandy's craving for french fries and icing). I was doing so well. But then I went and avoided my planned lunch and ate some sushi our client dropped off...which was still ok, thank goodness that's low in points...but it left me feeling a little too empty. Because then I went on a candy run. I was good at first, picking up a box of thins but then I believe I saw a box of sweet & salty bars on sale at pharma plus. A few of them mysteriously disappeared as quickly as they arrived in my office unnecessarily. It's almost as if it's not a true birthday. For me, these days not spent OP shouldn't count toward being on the program now. Half assing isn't being on weight watchers and there's no reason to celebrate that. I hate feeling like a fraud. don't mind the pity party. I'm just mad at myself for missing a milestone and ruining it .

12 comments:

Shirls said...

I'm feeling the same of late, I'm sure my scale is broken and I'm just not in the right mind set but I am determined to keep it together and I know you will too

Sara said...

Your birthday is more like a true birthday to me. Weight Watchers is all about those ups and downs. It is not about avoiding those downs it is about what you do after it. Today is your day to turn around what happened yesterday.

And celebrate that your bad choices are relatively healthy - sushi, nature valley bars, cadbury thins - really not too bad. Plus celebrate that you resisted the Wendy's temptation (would you have done that 2 years ago?). Celebrate your amazing weight loss. Celebrate that your health is in check. Celebrate that you are now a kick ass runner running races you only dreamed about running 2 years ago (I'm thinking about that Beaches race report you wrote this year). Celebrate that the life you now lead with its ups and downs are an inspiration to so many of us out there.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

~paige~ said...

happy birthday


so you ate some extra sweet stuff. it sucks and you feel bad but seriously sista...get ovaaa it.
2 years ago you were over 200 pounds with high blood pressure and cholesteral. Now you are a running machine, totally healthy and you look great. I can tell that you totally fear going back to that old way. I for one, believe whole heartedly that you will never go back to that.

Jen said...

Ok, first off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

I agree to a point that WW is about the ups and downs....but honestly, your comment "these days not spent OP shouldn't count toward being on the program now. Half assing isn't being on weight watchers and there's no reason to celebrate that" was something *I* really needed to hear today...so if anything, be proud today and know that you continue to inspire people with your journey and your accomplishments...

Shannon said...

I really wouldn't worry about it, you are exercising and eating great. You are maintaining now are you not? As a wise blogging girl once told me, some days are candy and cupcake days and the others are fruit and veggies. Remember this is your lifestyle and just because you had a few things you wished you hadn't it doesn't take away the fact that you made an amazing accomplishment and have come a long way from 2 years ago. So congrats and happy ww anniversary. :)

Angie All The Way said...

Some would say "You're too hard on yourself," but if you weren't too hard on yourself, you wouldn't be celebrated your 2nd WW b-day! You are cut out for it and not everyone is. Being deserving of celebration this one day doesn't even touch the amount of celebration you deserve. Not one single person on this planet can live a happy life without cutting themselves some amount of slack here and there.

So, I'd say, BE hard on yourself, but don't be!

CaRoLyN said...

I always have a hard time NOT rewarding myself with food. I would have totally used the 2 year borthday as an excuse to go out to supper with hubby. don't get discouraged, today is a new day. Life gets in the way sometimes, we can't be perfect 100% of the time (although I wish we could because I'd be at goal right now!)

Mel said...

You absoutely deserve to celebrate because sure you may have an off day, but look how much you have achieved being on the program. Everybody has a bad day no matter what you are doing, but only dedicated people get back on and keep going. You are an inspiration to me and my ww journey!
Mel

Lindsay said...

happy birthday!
Like everyone else has said, everyone has an off day!! so just brush it off and move on!

Mandy said...

I totally get what you're saying... completely. BUT keep in mind how far you've come, and how you're maintaining even when you have OFF days. It's life, and it's gonna happen. The point is, don't beat yourself up, enjoy your treat and move on!!! YOU ROCK and don't you forget it!

katieo said...

Apologizing in advance for lame-o not really on topic comment:
I love frosties and fries!

real comment: You'd be a fraud if you came up with a bunch of excuses.

There's value in looking at this square in the face, accepting, getting over it, then moving on. imo, covering up, smoothing things over like they never happened, or making excuses- that's a slippery slope. So good for you.

Shrunk said...

Bah, this is reality. Don't be so hard on yourself (((hugs)))

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