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Time to Get Serious!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My motivation wavers about as much as a hormonal 15 year old girl's emotions. Seriously, one day I'll do so well with my eating and working out, then the next day I reach for everything bad for me and have to fight to get myself to the gym. It really is a discouraging process. Because of this I ave decided that I need to get really serious and get myself back on Weight Watchers. I have been an online member for about a year, but I've been using it more so as a guide every so often than to stick to it like a solid plan. No more! Spring is right around the corner, which means that summer isn't that far away (finally!). However that also means things like tank tops, short shorts and (oh no) swim suits (*gasp*) are coming out again. I NEED to have made some progress by then. So, journeying back to Weight Watchers it is.

This time I know I'm going to do it right too. I had a lot of success with WW my sophomore year of college, but I managed to gain all of that weight back again. I am choosing the online only method for the simple fact that with theater constantly in my life, I have no time to make it to meetings. Not doing the meeting thing also saves me money. I have my support system here on Spark People. There is also a woman at my church who is starting to become a good friend of mine and she does WW religiously. She and I have decided to be WW buddies. We check in via text message daily to encourage one another to get to the gym if we haven't already. It helps having motivators at my fingertips.

I also decided to truly invest in it this time. It is such a true statement that you're more willing to use something or treasure something if you invest in it yourself rather than have it given to you. Because of this I ordered the 2010 WW ultimate starters kit. It has books and tools that will help make it even easier and more convenient for me to make the right choices when it comes to my weight loss. Because I invested in this myself, I am more likely to stick with my program. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of this kit so I can be motivated to kick myself into gear, even though I have already started. There is something exciting about getting this weight loss "care package" in the mail.

I am marking down goals in the calendar to help keep me even more motivated (because that is clearly my issue here)

Current Weight: 184.4
Goal by opening of Urinetown (March 12): 179.4
Goal by Easter (April 4): 174 (10lb)
Goal by June 1: 160
**Hopefully I get down to these before then, but I wanted to keep goals where I was more likely to make them**

So that's my plan. My weigh in days are Wednesdays, and I will check in here at that time to post how it is going. Blogging really does help me organize my thoughts and gives me an extra kick of motivation or a bit of therapy; whatever I need at the time, even though I often feel like I ramble on. So, to those who read, thanks for listening.

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