3.31.2008

The WW Report: Week 6 Begins

Each week, as the Monday morning meeting time approaches, I feel a mix of anticipation and fear. What will the scale say? How will I feel about what the scale says? I think we all relate to the scale in different ways and it holds different degrees of power for each of us.

Until WW, I did not pay too much attention to the scale. I used the way my clothes were fitting, or not fitting, as my guide. Now that I weigh-in each week I am much more aware of the POWER OF THE SCALE. I don't like giving it so much power over my mood, but I do.*

My goal these next few weeks is to stay positive and focus on other aspects of the entire Weight Watchers experience. It is about more than just the silly scale. Soon after the meeting I began to ponder this verse:

Galatians 5: 22-23 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."
I must practice patience during this WW process and accept that losing weight will take time. I must practice faithfulness in following my points. I need to feel and exhibit true kindness and goodness to my friends that may lose weight even when I do not. I must practice self-control. This one is HUGE for me. I seem to have given myself permission to eat two or three frozen treats in the evening. Each evening. Yes, they are WW or Skinny Cow and low in points, but one needs to be enough. It just does. I still need to display gentleness to my family when I might be craving something and feel deprived. I am thankful for the love and support from my family and friends. I need to find joy in the small changes each week. I hope to find peace with my self image.
*I only lost .6 pounds this week and was quite the CrankyPants. Yes, that's a decimal point BEFORE the 6, otherwise this post would have had an entirely different tone.

14 comments:

  1. Oh, Holly! I love the verse and your wonderful outlook on WW. You are SO right! I need to do all those things too. The scale is not my friend this week either. OK, next week....the scale is ours!

    Love ya and glad to be going on this journey with you.

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  2. What a neat way to document your journey. I'm with you on the skinny cows - could (and have) eaten 3 in one sitting also.

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  3. You girls are doing great. I know what you mean though about the patience part. That is a hard one and I have no motherly advice on that except P.R.A.Y. hard.

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  4. Hang tough girl! One .6 pound at a time! Thanks for sharing even your not so fun WW days! We are all real people with rela feelings, right?

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  5. I know just how you feel. That stupid scale rules my life, and I hate it. But I can't stop weighing and hoping either.

    You look so great. Hang in there!

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  6. Hate the ^#%#&$%^*$%^ scale.

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  7. Hey, hang in there...you have a whole group of blogging girls cheering you on. Do you prefer the weigh in weekly and meetings to the online option?

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  8. The scale has been making me grumpy this past week too. But hey, .6 is .6 so celebrate that!

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  9. Yes, I am happy for a loss, even a .6 is something! I do hope next week has at least a 1 in front of the decimal point next week.

    Sunshine: Overall I like the accountability of going to the weekly weigh-ins and meetings. I feel more involved I guess. I don't think the online only option would work for me.

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  10. my friend/foe, the scale. your thoughts on this were great - thanks for sharing.

    wishing you a 1. in the near future!!

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  11. Hang in there.. You are brave to even post the losses (or non-losses) on here. It will get easier and then you will feel great and be so proud of yourself for all of your hard work!

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  12. Okay. I totally get the frustration with giving the scale power. But it HAS helped me lose the weight. WW is amazing.

    And ya know what? If I lost .6 every week I'd be a happy woman. The last three weeks I have stayed THE SAME!!! I'm hoping for a bigger loss this week!

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  13. that's a totally great verse- i struggle with keeping a good attitude period. lately, i do not step on the scale b/c it makes me super super cranky. i wish i could just stand on it and realize "yep- there it is" regardless of the outcome!

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  14. AMEN to joy in small changes! And to finding peace with your self image. Both very difficult to do. Consistency! It'll happen! It just takes soooo long.

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