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Saturday, September 05, 2015

I will try to keep this short, but I'm hopped up on cold medicine and so if a lot of it doesn't make sense, that would be why!

Today I was 201, how exciting LOL. I really feel like I can leave Twoterville behind for good this time. I guess crossing back into this territory really set me straight. It showed me how easy it is to slip back into those bad habits and let all of our hard work slip away. It reminded me that no one is immuned to regain and it can happen to anyone at any time. These were things I already knew, but now that I see again how easy it is to get into Twoterville and how hard it is to get out of, I know I will try that much harder not to come back here in the future. emoticon

I mentioned I went back to something I had tried previously, but didn't want to say anything in case I decided it wasn't for me again. But I am just going to come out and say it. I tried Weight Watchers for about 3 weeks last year, and I loved the leader and the meetings. I will say that I have never really bothered to learn the point system, and that's just based on pure laziness. I totally understand the method behind it, but I have been counting calories for almost 4 years and that is what works for me. I also have so many things memorized it is just the easiest approach for me. Well after 3 weeks I went to Florida on vacation, and I didn't want to face my vacation gain... and then I just buried my head in the sand and never went back.

So I am back at it and have currently been to 3 meetings, and yes I went even despite being sick. What I think is good for me is the accountability of a weekly weigh in, and the sense of being part of a group. I have lost a lot of this weight on my own (and of course with the support of Spark), but I guess that face to face accountability is what I feel I need right now at this point. It doesn't mean I will need it forever, and I have no time frame of how long I want to continue the Weight Watchers meetings. For right now I am enjoying it, and as my ticker approaches Onederland the accountability is definitely doing me some good. So I got a 50% off deal for 3 months and I will follow through with that and I will go from there and decide as I go. I didn't give it a fair shake the first time and really want to give it a fair chance.

Anyways, I feel crummy and I'm fighting this cold and ear infection, so hopefully I can get to feeling better soon. Those Disney germs will kill you. emoticon emoticon I hope all is well with all of you and I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! emoticon
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  • TERRIJ7
    WW has a great program, and if it gives you that immediate accountability and friendship in addition to all the cyber-support you get at SP, then it should be a great thing for you! I wish you great success!
    2109 days ago
  • HEALTHYANDFIT27
    Hope you feel better soon!

    Your needs change as your life circumstances change. You may need weight watchers now but in three months you might feel differently. That's okay. Good for you for acknowledging that you need to do something different!

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  • WHYTEBROWN
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  • JACKIEANN1968
    Sorry your sick. Get well quick.

    I think its great you joined weight watchers. Being a former W.W. member, I imagine the tools for each can go hand in hand. The goals of both W.W. and Spark are to live healthier life styles while developing healthy habits. Nothing wrong with that.

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    2114 days ago
  • DESERTDREAMERS
    Good luck with WW - hope your cold gets better soon. I woke up out of the blue this morning with a dry cough. Cleared up during the pups walk.
    2114 days ago
  • WENDYANNE61
    Glad to hear you are nearly back out of those dark woods! Enjoy Weight Watchers and I hope by the time the 3 months are up, you will be well on your way further down the scale! Hope you will be feeling better soon, hun!
    2114 days ago
  • PURPLEGIRL22
    I hope that you feel better. WW sounds like a good thing for you. I agree that we all need different things at different times on our journey.
    2114 days ago
  • GRACED777
    I hope you feel better soon, Steph! Ww really helps me, and I use many spark recipes on the program. It helps me to know I can go to a meeting and get help any day of the week (though I usually go on Thursday or Friday), and going when I least want to seems to help keep me on track. Hope you can take what helps and leave the rest. Have a restful next couple of days, friend.
    2115 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
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  • JCMSMILE
    Take care & be kind to yourself!!
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  • SLLYONS51
    emoticon Weight Watchers keeps me accountable. I recently started going back too. I have been on/off WW since I was 12. It works if you work it.
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  • BONNIEMCC488
    Sounds like some good stuff with the Weight Watchers so far. I hope you feel better soon! Colds and ear infections are no fun!
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  • PJDANIELS
    Whatever works! Weight Watchers is a great program, many years ago I went and lost most of my weight. Then life happened and I let it come back. I did not maintain long enough to learn how to do it.. You have the advantage of knowing what you need to do, and the determination to do what it takes. You rock! Hope you're well soon. --Pam
    2115 days ago
  • AHAPPYSPIRIT
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  • AMYG5025
    Sorry to hear that you are sick, but way to go on your weight loss and rejoining WW! Hope you feel better soon and see Onederland soon too!
    2115 days ago
  • FRANCES-AGAPE

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    SORRY you're under the weather

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    for restarting WW - even while sick

    MOST people I know lost AND stayed with it and haven't regained much.
    The most negative person went less than a month. She hated weighing in front of the others. Do they still do that or is it optional?
    Anyway, GREAT for YOU !

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    PEACE, LOVE AND BLESSINGS!

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  • 1FARMER
    I've used WW and have been a life time for years. I like the meeting and the accountability and the program works for me. I'm wishing you the best.
    Keep trying and see what works for you.
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  • no profile photo CD14034154
    I'm so sorry that you're not feeling well. Just get as much rest as you're able and DON'T over do!

    Weight Watchers and I never go along. I tried them on 3 separate occasions and each time it was a different format, but never the counting the numbers, whatever that is. Anyway, I quit each time after 3 months, as I followed their plan without any deviation and kept gaining weight, and I didn't want to throw my money out there, because I was paying money to gain weight, when I wanted to lose, but no matter what they did with me, I never lost. I'm glad that you've found SUCCESS with them.

    Blessings!

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    2115 days ago
  • PRNCSCUP1-2FULL
    First and foremost, feel better soon! I love Weight Watchers! It has been the only plan that has worked for me. I enjoy the accountability and the face to face support. I just got off the chat line with a very helpful WW leader regarding trouble tracking on my WW Mobile this weekend. I can't do it on my own! I hope you continue to work the plan and find it successful! I also recommend as someone else did, The Beck Diet Solution. As I was reading some parts of the first few chapters I thought of you in certain areas. I think it might be a great addition to your WW adventure! I'm so happy for you and wishing you success! This is a great way to change your relationship with food for good.... Meaning forever and for your own good!! Enjoy and sprint right into 100land! Spark Cheers!
    2115 days ago
  • SALAM4545
    Hey, Weight Watchers works for a lot of people! And it is great that you took that step to take care of yourself! Hope your cold gets better soon!
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  • GRLTAZ
    Good plan. Hope you feel better soon. WW's is a proven plan that works when you work it. Keep trying.
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  • ADARKARA
    you need to do what works for your sweetie! Feel better!
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  • DSJB9999
    emoticon I hope you feel better soon. Accountability works for me too and staying to class rather than just weighing and leaving is usually a more successful approach. And YOU are going to be successful emoticon emoticon Donna x
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  • POSITIVEHOPE
    Glad you found your something knew. I think face to face accountability really helps us fight our sabotaging thoughts.

    I joined The Beck Solution team at Watermellen's suggestion. I am learning a lot about sabotaging thoughts and fighting back with helpful thoughts. I also am looking at my goals every day.

    HOW IMPORTANT IS THIS TO ME?

    1. I'll breath easier and feel healthier.
    2. I'll feel more energy.
    3. I'll like myself more and be less critical of myself.
    4. I'll reach goal and maintain my weight loss.
    5. I'll have physical freedom to do what I want.
    6. I'll be a smaller size and be happier when I look in the mirror.
    7. I'll feel less self-conscious.
    8. I'll be able to deal with my feelings better.
    9. I'll feel more confident and have greater self esteem.

    These are my personal goals and speak directly to my heart. The Beck book says these are attainable goals. I know you were looking for some new goals so I suggest dropping by the Beck Team and checking out the blogs. Seventy people are doing the Beck book together. Many of those are doing it for the second time. At least half the members come from our super heros on the Maintaining and Transition team.

    Your journey is going great again. Now, you just have to get well.

    2115 days ago
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  • no profile photo CD14641362
    Each one of us has to do what works for us. There is no "one size fits all" on this journey.
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  • HOPEFULHIPPO
    agree with others...nothing wrong with it... go do what works for you. We are all in this together :o)
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  • SUSIEMT
    There is nothing wrong with weight watchers! I have many friends that have lost all of their weight and continue to go to the meetings. It's a good choice! Just think! You are dealing with smaller numbers! Nothing wrong with that! You might want to consider joining one of the weight watcher teams here on spark. They may be able to give you some good tips.
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  • MOONGLOWSNANA
    Feel better soon Steph, and thanks for your few words this morning! emoticon
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  • TRAILBLAZER6
    Sorry you fee lso bad! emoticon
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  • LINDAK25
    Hope you're feeling better soon. WW is a great way to go. Good for you!
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  • PENOWOK
    I also need the accountability. I think you are wise going for the face to face. The only thing that holds me back is the money and it sounds as though you got a good deal there! My sister was a WW instructor/counselor for a lot of years and she will be thin forever, having started in twoterville also. One thing I love about the program...when you hit goal, you come for free... or at least it used to be that way. You've got this one!!
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  • BABYBARNEY
    emoticon you are feeling so sick...nothing worse than an earache...Good for you for using another weight loss avenue to better your health...I also do weekly WI religiously & track them since that keeps me accountable & the cost is FREE which is the BEST result of it...

    Do what will bring you to 1derland & keep you consistently happy & healthy there! emoticon emoticon
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  • DEBVNE
    AwwWwW, feeling lousy can truly take its toll, yet you are totally rolling with it. Yay for yOu! Glad you are finding your groove, that is when the magic happens. I am a big fan of mixing things up, and an in person accountability bud is AMAZING! When my son was with me for several months, I had my most success ever! I get it! Onederland awaits you, our preferred residence...sometimes we appreciate it even more after we strayed away. Sadly I have spent the majority of your entire life in Twoterville, so when I say NEVER AGAIN, I am dead serious. The other day I stepped on the scale, and I saw a new number in the tens digit...wahoo! Almost at my lowest post pregnancy weight, 27 years later! Can't begin to describe how I felt when I saw that number on the scale...

    Considering what I eat, how I hold myself accountable, how I move my body and WORK it, and how I think about all of the above (annnnnnd then some) has forever changed me. I am leaner, fitter, and healthier than I have been in such a long time. Thanks for helping me figure out how to fit new pieces in my healthy living puzzle! Get well, deb
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  • ELAINEHARRIS
    Sometimes that face to face accountability and support are just the ticket to success. I'm glad that you know you can do what you need to be successful and I'm glad you shared it. There are others that need the same thing and you may just have kickstarted them.
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  • 1CRAZYDOG
    emoticon Sweetheart, you are so wise to realize that maybe, at least for now, that face-to-face comradarie is what you need to succeed. Good for you! Whatever tools work for you, that's what you follow, and you are. Good job.

    HOPE you feel better. Chiken soup, my darling, sooths the mind, body and soul. Hope the cold and ear infection clear up soon.

    HUGS
    2115 days ago
  • MARYBETH4884
    It is the different combinations of things we do that keeps our bodies guessing. That's when it releases that resistant weight! Just take one day at a time and you will see Onederland soon! Hope you feel better soon!!
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  • BBEAGAN
    good for you! do whatever works for you and is sustainable. sorry you feel crummy...
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  • CARMEL_466
    I hope you feel better soon. emoticon
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  • NASFKAB
    emoticon do what is best for you as you know what you need
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  • PICKIE98
    I sure hope you feel better quickly. Ear pain is so awful and the rest of it just makes one more miserable..
    Whatever works for you is great..Two more pounds and you will be out of that range!!
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  • ZELLAZM
    emoticon emoticon emoticon It's all about the attitude - and the habits. The cyberworld here at Spark can be a great source, but I'm glad you've decided on some face-to-face accountability. You know what's right for you!
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