I'm recommitting to Weight Watchers!
I've decided to follow the plan as written (hmmm, sound familiar? It should, because it's the number one tip in my "Tips for Weight Watchers"! Time to start listening to myself, yes?).
I'm committing to follow the Simply Filling Technique as I lose these last few pounds and well into maintenance.
Something has just clicked in my head. I'm not ready to stop tracking on weightwatchers.com. I'm simply not ready.
I tried it. Sparkpeople was awesome, but for whatever reason, I was not holding myself accountable tracking on there. I overate three times this week, one time being and actual binge.
Many of my WW.com friends have helped me to see the reasons. One person let me know that it is most likely complacency on my part. I'm almost to the weight loss "finish line" and so I feel as if I shouldn't have to work as hard. WRONG. I have to work just as hard to lose the last 12 as I did to lose the first 12.
One friend said:
You are one pound from getting your 75 pound star!
For those of you who have never done Weight Watchers Online, the stars are rewarded to members on their home pages of ww.com at significant weight loss milestones. You get a new star for every 5 pounds, plus special ones at 10%, 25 pounds, 50 pounds, 75 pounds, 100 pounds, GOAL weight, etc. I only have two more big starts to get: 75 pounds and GOAL!!!
WOW, did that shock me! I hadn't even thought of that yet. I mean, I knew that I was heading towards the "only 10 pounds left to lose" mark, and I knew that my ultimate goal is to lose 85 pounds, but I hadn't put 2 and 2 together yet. :-) Well, now I have.
Any damage that I may have done this week with my crazed overeating will be minimal compared to what it could have been had I not stopped it now. Three days of overeating? A blip in the radar. No big deal.
Back on track, and feeling amazing!
Stacey (boyfriend) says something every time that one of his sports teams almost gets to the finals, only to get eliminated right before:
"They were looking forward to the next game.
They forgot that they had to win this game first!"
I believe that is exactly what I had started to do with my weight loss journey. I was looking ahead, looking for how the heck I was going to maintain this weight loss, but I forgot that I have to win this game, er, lose 12 more pounds, first. :-)
So that's what I'm doing! Focusing on losing the last 12 (maybe 13 now... depending on if I gained this week!) pounds. One pound at a time.