Wednesday, August 06, 2008

And Then There Was the Acceptance Speech...

I have been working towards a goal. Ever since we started Weight Watchers, the ever-elusive TEN PERCENT goal (a.k.a. 10% of your body weight lost) has been dangling out there in front of me. You know, like one of those rabbits suspended in front of the greyhounds at the track. Chasing it but never quite attaining it, I found myself getting discouraged as I'd come so close but end up being a mere two-tenths away come weigh-in day.

Well, I caught that rabbit and I was one happy camper last night. Since I'd been gone for a few weeks, I actually hit several goals including my total of 25 pounds lost, too. My leader has joked with me that I needed to prepare an acceptance speech so to surprise her I wrote a poem and delivered it to our group:

Ten Percent

Deciding to join Weight Watchers
Has changed me for the better
Even when I'm not following
My eating plan to the letter

The friendships that I've formed here
Make me feel secure
Even when this "life change"
Can seem hard to endure

Our fearless leader Dana
Is really quite a turkey
She keeps us motivated
By always acting PERKY!

I'm excited to finally reach
This goal of ten percent
It will surely keep me going
When all my points are spent

Let's hang in there together
And pretty soon we'll see
The scale will hit that magic mark
And Lifetime Members we will be!


I'm also excited that my hubby hit his 10% goal on the same day. I've lost a total of 30 (excited to gain back only 2.4 of the 7+ pounds I'd lost the week before) and Keith has lost somewhere around 34. Woo hooooo.



Anonymous said...

Onward, indeed!! :)

MiaKatia said...

You rock sistah! I can't wait to see you again. We have both been busy lately. Hopefully we can resume our work outs next week.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you! (Great acceptance speech.)