Posts Tagged ‘“Why’

Weight Watchers: “What’s Your Why?”

Michael and I joined Weight Watchers together over the weekend, and I went to my first meeting today. The meetings aren’t new to me, but I had never been to that one before. I liked it. When I opened my “Success Story” weigh-in book I noticed a question that I never noticed before. It said, “What’s your why?” What’s motivating me to try this again? What are my reasons? What are some specific details that led me to walking into a meeting? My simple answer has always been that I want to lose weight, but the answer seems more specific now. I’m so close to my lowest recorded weight as an adult (284 pounds,) and I want to reach it. I actually want to exceed that, and for the first time in a while it feels like I can do it. I’ve lost about 100 pounds since September, which was hard. I realize that it’s only going get harder as the journey continues, so I’m trying to form some good habits now by tracking. Tracking my food intake is easier to do when I eat at home and plan what I’m going to eat when I’m not at home, so […]
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“Why Bother Trying To Lose Weight?”

Someone left a sincere comment recently asking why I was beating myself up to be skinny when it seems I am in pretty good shape (you know, apart from the whole obesity part.)  It’s true.   Though I have struggled with food for years, I have also exercised regularly for years, and my heart loves me for it.  My blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, heart rate, etc. is all excellent at this point, and I’d like to keep it that way.