Do I #Believe?

January 06, 2012

Yesterday was my Weight Watchers meeting.  To get the nitty gritty out of the way, I’m up 1 pound total over the “2 weeks of holidays”.  My goal was to basically maintain.  I am ok with being up 1 pound after those 2 weeks.  If I wasn’t doing Weight Watchers I know I would have easily been up 5 pounds.  WIN!

The meeting focused on what we believe we can do this year with our weight loss goals.  Unless you’ve been living in a bubble you know that Weight Watchers has a whole new “Believe” campaign.  People on twitter have been using the #Believe tag all over the place.  With a new year, comes a new commitment, and people all over believe that this year is their year.  I really hope for all of us that that energy lasts throughout the year… not just the next 30 days!

I was asked… do I believe I can do this, this year?  Do I believe that I can lose 40 pounds and get back to my goal weight?  And I do… I really do, but it is hard.  This time is harder for me.  I’m trying to quantify why losing 40 pounds should be harder than losing 115.  It was suggested that maybe part of it is that I’ve told myself it is going to be harder.  True… I think there is definitely something to that.  But I also know that this time my motivation is different – my biological clock is no longer ticking.  I can be leisurely about this if I want to.  This time is about me reclaiming myself, whereas before my external driver was about having a healthy pregnancy.

I do Believe!  My CWWL (Crazy Weight Watchers Leader for any newbies) believes in me.  Other people believe in me.  People are watching me.  Based on my past performance, everyone is expecting that I’ll succeed.  And that’s a good thing.  I have the accountability and support that I need.  It’s also a scary thing, though, because it would make failure that much harder.  I have decided that failure is not an option.  I will never stop believing that I can change my life, that I can be skinny again.  I feel refreshed and renewed and ready to kick this thing!  That is why I LOVE meetings so much!

What do you Believe you will do this year?  Leave me a comment or send me a tweet ( @fatlittlelegs ).  I’d love to hold you accountable for making your goal a reality in 2012!

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  1. I Believe in you. And honestly, you help me believe in me too. We can both do this!

  2. A good support system is the first step in winning the "battle".

  3. I believe in you too!!

    I also believe that I will run the Tower of Terror 10k at Disney this October, and that I will eventually finish school!


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