Sunday, September 10, 2006

I took the plunge

Did I get married? Nope. Sky dive? Nope. Hang glide? Nope not that either. I did something 9 weeks ago that was just as scary and brave for me though. I joined Weight Watchers. So that might not sound like a scary thing, but for me it really was. It might sound vain because I'm not satisfied with my weight or happy with my appearance--but this was something that I needed to do both for myself and for my loved ones. So. . . one might think, "Why not just regualar diet and exercise?" Well--for me WW is giving me a huge support network and accountability in a SUPPORTIVE, non-critical fashion. For me--the support is the most important thing. I thought that I WAS doing everything right. I exercised. I was pretty good about my diet. But now. . . I exercise and I am FABULOUS about my diet!

I was shy at first. I thought that only morbidly obese people belonged to ww. I was afraid that if I told people they would be like. . oh so you think your fat? I don't think I'm FAT but I do think that I'm not at the weight that I should be at for my frame size and I need a little extra help getting there. Also--my knee has REALLY been bothering me. So much that I am on a prescription anti-inflammatory drug to help keep the swelling at bay. I still have pian some days though. This was the big one for me. I NEVER had as much swelling and knee issues until I got to the weight that I was 9 weeks ago. For me, this was my body's way of telling me, "whoa there Nellie! Time to start thinking about being a little healthier here." So. . that was what did it for me. So. . . here I am today, a little bit thinner and working toward my goal.

I must say that I love being apart of WW. Not only am I already having more energy and decreased knee swelling, I feel like I really can meet my goal. Besided attending my weekly meetings--I get support from two other places, both are online communities. The first is Pointing My Way To A New Life. I love this place. I get lots of great info and lots of great support!!! I also belong to a MYSPACE WW group that I find very helpful too. Both are just extra support. Some people probably don't need quite THAT much support, but for me it is the key thing to my success so far.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to go with the WW!!!! That is a big step and soon your knee will be feeling better!!!!

Rich G. said...

I feel the same way about the weight loss thing... I don't have lots to lose, but really really want to lose what I have got to lose, and the support and tools of weight watchers are invaluable for me... that and I can have a cookie if I want one lol. A diet that says no cookies ever is just not going to work... with WW I can. :)

Ms. Mamma said...

How is the WW thing going? I was thinking of that myself.

Rachie-Babe said...

Rich G--

Thanks for dropping by! I am REALLY enjoying WW so far!

Rachie-Babe said...

Ms. Mamma--

It's EASY most days. That's what's crazy about it. It's so easy I don't know why EVERYONE doesn't do it! But, I know what might work for one person may not for another. This really seems to be the ticket for me. ;-)