Yesterday, at my WW meeting, they celebrated me for being there for 16 weeks. I got a cool charm that I hung on my keychain.
I have only lost .2 pounds in all that time. I mean, I have lost more- but that is my net result. But I celebrated because I have not quit! I keep showing up and I keep trying. I just need to be consistent. Life has been really challenging lately...but WW has been my constant. Those ladies rallied around me with their words of support and just made me cry.
Then, I came home to an email from my leader. She told me she was proud of me for hanging in....and she told me she hopes I stay because I make a difference in that Wednesday morning class.
That really touched me deeply. It felt so good to know that someone is noticing if I walk through that door or not.
So, I want to get healthier for me, my family, my Spark family....and now I will add my WW family to the list of reasons why I do not want to quit!
It is awesome to sit in a room full of mostly women, many of them not near goal, but they are so empowered by all that they have gained by becoming healthier, by controlling how they treat their bodies and by learning and feeling good about knowing enough to be able to make choices...even when they understand that they are making a bad choice! No "victims" in that room!
I needed that this week...and I am so thankful to have such loving people around me who love me "as-is", even with a "slightly damaged" sticker on me!!!!
I hope that you girls...and they...know I love them all right back!
Another super positive in my day- I avoided my high school reunion this year for a whole long list of reasons. But a dear old friend who I have not really kept in touch with called me after the reunion and asked me to dinner. 5 hours and so many laughs and warm memories shared later, I left feeling so happy to have reconnected and brought her back into my life. She did not care about the extra 50 pounds I carry around, or about anything other than the fact that we had loads of fun and crazy adventures growing up and we both are loving our families and still have so much in common!
For the first time in a long time, I did not feel "invisible" yesterday and I just can't tell you how great that felt! It also feels so wonderful to be celebrating wins in my life that have ZERO to do with the scale!!!