It’s Weekly Weigh-In time! Some of you have been awfully quiet lately. I’m ready and willing to be your accountability, so get on those scales and let me know how you’ve done!
Me? I’m doing the happy dance and, if you’ve read my blog for any length of time, I bet you can guess why. I hit 40 lbs. removed this week!!! I also hit the 170’s! I’m not far into the 170’s, but I’m there. I dug out my old Weight Watcher’s stuff a it’s been longer than I thought it was since I attended. It’s been six years! I’m smaller now than I’ve been in six years!! Do you have any idea (I bet you do!) how exciting that is??
Do you have any idea (I bet you do!) how exciting it is to have passed that milestone that I couldn’t get past before?
Now, I’ll weigh in on another thought this week — pounds lost. A friend shared this fantastic idea with me this week and I want to share it with you. This is a quote from the book, Body for Life for Women:
Many years ago, I was sitting at my desk when my next patient, Marlyn, was ushered in and I recalled our first meeting two years prior. She was dressed in an elasticized sweat suit, carrying over 60 extra pounds. Over the course of two years, with exercise, great eating and a dose of stress management, she’d managed to shed it all.
It was always a delight to see her. Smiling, she sat down in my office’s now infamous Queen Anne chair, and proudly announced that she’d hit her first full year of maintaining the fat she’d shed. I looked at her and asked her how it felt to have lost the weight and kept it off.
“Lost!” she exclaimed. “I didn’t lose a thing.” She saw the look of confusion on my face, and grinned as she said, “Dr. Peeke, if you lose your keys, don’t you want to find them again? You see, I didn’t lose this fat. I don’t ever want to find it again. Instead, I removed it. You know, like removing the trash. I don’t want it back.”
That was a life-changing moment for me and I will be eternally grateful to Marlyn for helping clarify a critical psychological perspective about this weight management issue.
I’m with Marlyn — I don’t want to find this weight again! I’ve removed 2 lbs. this week, for a total of 40 lbs. removed since Thanksgiving week. How much weight have you removed?