Wednesday, June 04, 2008

You Know That Little Thing They Say Has to "Click" in Your Head?

When "diet" experts talk about motivation, willpower and the ability to follow through on a plan to get healthy, they always seem to mention that something in your brain has to "click" --allowing you to truly decide it's really time to get busy.

Well, whatever "it" has clicked for me.

Since joining Weight Watchers a few weeks ago, I've lost 10 pounds (o.k., 9.6!) and I feel better than ever! I've tried to lose weight before but there was always something inside saying "you won't be able to do this. You will fail. Just like every other time, you will not succeed."

But that voice? It is gone.

It has been replaced with a feeling of determination and a true will to see my goal actualized. I can honestly say I have never felt like this before. Last night at our WW meeting, our leader asked us to write down the reasons we joined the program. I chuckled and turned forty-leven shades of crimson as I recalled one of the major factors. It shall forever be known as " The Unfortunate Accidental Photo of Myself Au Naturale." It happened on a trip as I was packing/getting dressed. I will go no further except to say that it was a day that scarred me forever...or at least motivated me to do sumthin' about it.

And, no, I did not share this with my fellow Weight Watchers folk. I spared them. But you? My faithful reader, with you I share all.

Well, almost.

[sly grin]

Anyway, I just wanted to declare my fitness goals publicly so that I will feel a bit more accountable. I am blessed to have a hubby doing the same eating plan with me as well as my sister-in-law and bro-in-law. Together, we are working hard to achieve our individual goals. But it SURE is easier to do it as a group! On the workout side, my Georgia buddy Melissa and my local buddy Mia are both keeping me on track. Mia and I met at the gym this morning and I did 50 minutes of cardio and worked my upper body on the equipment.

My eventual goal is to be a Weight Watchers leader-- but, to do that, I have to meet my lifetime goal...which is only an eensy weensy 74 pounds away. Hey-- it was 84 a couple weeks ago. I will get there. I truly believe that.

I hope I can count on you guys to be there, too. I need as much support as I can get!


MelDrop's Corner said...

go katie, go katie! i am so proud of you girl! and i get to see you in 1 more day!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! (and i will only comment on your withering hot bod, i don't care how great your face looks!) ;-)

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Wohooo! I wish I had a friend to do it with me. I'm excited for you!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Katie!!!! Keep it up!!!!!!

I need my click..


Melissa said...

Keep up the good work!

Amber said...

thank you so much for this motivation! i am needing it lately! it "clicked" for me last year and i lost a little over 40 lbs. well now i am at a stand-still and its driving me crazy! i still have 75 lbs. to my goal. we can do it!!!! once again, thanks for a kick in the pants :)

Anonymous said...

((::thunderous cheering and applause::)

Well-done!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hooray and congrats!!
More next week after Bradley leaves and the milestone events cease...til then--hooray hooray! C

MiaKatia said...

I am really proud of you too. And you already can see the loss in your face. You are amazing lady. I missed you this morning ;)

cally said...

okay, wait a minute...i was going to comment on how impressed i am; discipline with food is not my forte. But then I saw mia's comment and thought, holy moly, small world in blogland. do you guys live by eachother? i love mia, and you, and you both...know eachother. wierd. but very cool.

oh yeah...I am impressed. 10 lbs is a lot...of doughnuts ignored. That takes will power I choose to ignore.