I know I shouldn't care about the scale
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Way back before I joined Spark I thought the end all and be all of weight loss was the number on the scale. I have belonged to Weight Watchers for a long time. When I reached my goal, they made me a lifetime member which means I can use the tools online and go to as many meetings as I want for free. I have to stay within 2 pounds of my goal weight to remain a lifetime member. I wanted something that would help me keep my weight inline so I decided that when I retire from my job as an engineer I'll become a weight watcher leader. The leaders that I have had have always encouraged me towards this goal.
Originally, you had to be a Lifetime member to work for Weight Watchers. Now you just have to be in the healthy BMI range since WW is finally coming around slowly to the concept that the numbers on the scale aren't that important. I did such a great job of tying my health to the number on the scale that now since I gained a couple of lbs I'm freaking out. I plan to retire next year sometime. I go to a weight watcher meeting to weigh in every couple of weeks. My goal is 127 pounds. My weight on
6/22 was 127.8
7/1 was 127.4
8/10 was 128.2
8/17 was 128
8/24 was 127.8
Back in 2012 when I reached my goal I was 128 and then got down around 122 with help from Spark. I'm not worried about getting down that low anymore but it would be nice to be 125 again.
But I know I shouldn't care about the scale.