Weigh-In Weight Watchers

Not My Shining Moment, But…

I did it.  I weighed in, and I’m up 8 pounds since my last weigh-in.  I knew that I wouldn’t like what I saw on the scale, but as I said yesterday…I admit it, and I take responsibility for it.  And that’s really all I have to say about it.

Actually, I do have one more thing to say.  Attendance was down in my meeting tonight, as I’ve heard it has been in other meetings.   And it would have been very easy to skip the meeting/weigh-in tonight, but I am so glad I went.  I am proud of myself for going – for keeping the promise to myself to show up and keep trying.

I stepped on the scale feeling discouraged, and I stepped off of the scale feeling discouraged.   But I left the meeting feeling refueled and refreshed and ready to take on the new week.  That’s why it is so important for me to attend the meetings – even those that I don’t want to attend.  It’s why Weight Watchers works.

I’m so thankful for the group I’ve found here.  When I left New York, I could not imagine finding another group that was filled with compassionate and like-minded people, but I have.  And I’m thankful for it.  Now I’ve said everything I have to say today. 😉

 

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37 Comments

  • Reply
    Monique Seibel
    December 30, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Seriously good for you Kenlie. Your positivity and drive is completely inspiring. Because of that I know you are going to reach your goals. But all that aside, it is the holidays and most people gain weight!

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      Kenlie
      January 2, 2012 at 1:42 am

      There have been years in which I didn’t, but I definitely did this year…I made excuses because I was traveling so much, but I’ve taken responsibility and had a healthy week…feels good.

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    PlumPetals
    December 30, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Well done for going! It’s great to have a group of people who can encourage you and support you through this process … and of course you showing up will be motivation for them to keep it up too!!

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      Kenlie
      January 2, 2012 at 1:43 am

      Thank you…I’m proud of myself for going, and I feel good about the healthy week I’ve had…Next step: make tomorrow healthy too.

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    Marla
    December 30, 2011 at 5:05 am

    The best thing you could have done for yourself was going to a meeting. Pretend I’m sending you a virtual bravo sticker.

    Since my meeting moved to a new center, I couldn’t tell how crowded it should be. But there were only myself and another lady from my previous meeting. I do expect a large crowd at my next meeting 1/3.

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      January 2, 2012 at 1:44 am

      I will definitely take the bravo Marla! Thank you! I would guess that meetings across the country will be crowded this week…I’ll be there to find out. 😉

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    mary
    December 30, 2011 at 6:07 am

    oddly enough i lost 1.5 this week. hey i will take it.
    christmas day ended up bad at my mom and dad’s with my brother lashing out
    so much hatred at me for a misunderstanding where he thought i was talking about him when in fact i was defending him and my dad’s teasing of my mother that she had not had dinner done on time(she never has it when she says, its a running joke)
    he has issues, i know it was not really me he was angry at
    *it is his body that has changed since his radiation treatments with his prostate cancer …which is gone now…or in the low normal count range
    *its his inability to allow anyone else to have attention on them for a family occasion~he did appear with a 37″flat screen for my parents(my dad said he will be at the house in 3 weeks wanting to borrow $50)
    *he has been angry at the world for years.
    not my issues….but his for sure.
    i cannot let his toxic issues invade my healthier way of living.
    in years past i would have drowned my sorrows in gravy laden items and sit then sit with the tupperware container of my favorite cookies.

    instead of that i took the correct portions of the food i ate. one (yes one) of my favorite cookies. and when mom had me make a tray of them to take home i picked out all the ones i don’t care for and took three of mine. the rest the hubby devoured. (he should have “HOOVER” tattooed somewhere on him)

    i still am upset at all that happened that day
    but i am still down 1.5

    whew

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      January 2, 2012 at 1:46 am

      Sounds like you made it through a really tough day…I’m sorry you had to go through it, but glad that you came out strong.

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    Renée (@pinkypie)
    December 30, 2011 at 7:51 am

    You did it Kenz. You faced it. And you know what? You have a lot of other things you can be proud about. The big picture says you are SUCCESFUL and that you’ve got this thing. Remember that LIFE is not only losing weight, a number on a scale, Points Plus, calories, working out… life also is about sharing with the ones you love… Holidays, birthdays, other celebrations. If you don’t allow for ANY “mistakes” in this journey you are going to be miserable.

    So it’s 8 pounds. You’ll have it off again. Continue back on your good path, it’ll be gone in no time.

    xxxx

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      January 2, 2012 at 1:46 am

      I love you PinkyPie…thank you. xoxo And I know you’re right..

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    Michelle Sharma
    December 30, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Good for you!!

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    shaina
    December 30, 2011 at 8:45 am

    I am so glad that you felt better after leaving. Sometimes after holidays and vacations I just want to die, but then I remember that I am just going to have to get back up and go for it. I made a vision board for 2012 and that really keeps me focused on what I want.

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      January 2, 2012 at 1:47 am

      I made a bravo board….I’ll post about it soon…=)

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    Ms J
    December 30, 2011 at 8:48 am

    This was a “Shining Moment”. facing yourself in front of others. Hard to do, no surprise attendance down at your meeting. Way to go!

    Character does count, and that will get you through these challenging times. 2012 is yours!

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      January 2, 2012 at 1:47 am

      Wow..thank you for that perspective…I appreciate it immensely.

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    Jessica
    December 30, 2011 at 9:29 am

    YEAH! You knew you gained, you were prepared for the worst and to be honest.. 8lb could have been worse.. Now you know.. You went when many others took a holiday. NOW you need to get back on track smaller portions, healthier food choices and increased exercise.. You know what to do and you are prepared! You go girl!

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      January 2, 2012 at 1:48 am

      Yep..been doing that again since last week, and I feel so. much. better!

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    Peg
    December 30, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Good for you for going to the meeting and coming out positively positioned for this week!

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    Angela
    December 30, 2011 at 10:33 am

    So proud of you for facing the scale! These definitely are the times to make it to meetings, which next week will be packed with new members! Not looking forward to that with my anxiety, but I have to let my anxiety of gaining weight back out weigh the crowd anxiety and I’ll be fine 🙂
    Let’s throw out 2011 and bring 2012 in and ROCK IT!!!!

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      January 2, 2012 at 1:48 am

      Sigh……..anxiety…I hope you feel great about going…you deserve to. Just saying.

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    Becki
    December 30, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Good for you for going. Glad it helped you feel better and ready to tak on a new week. Keep moving forward!!

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    TC
    December 30, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Kenlie,
    I can’t thank you enough for your posts; it’s so real and encourages me to also stay on track and to pick myself up when I have taken two steps back. I too have not been a good this season, so your post has really helped me to face it and to get going again.
    It’s not easy, but we can do it
    Love ya
    TC

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      Kenlie
      January 2, 2012 at 1:49 am

      Oh TC, I don’t think it’s about being “good” or “bad.” It’s about measuring what we want then going for it. We can do it…and we owe it to ourselves to keep trying.

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    Amber
    December 30, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Great Job Kenlie! I’ve been that person that skips the meeting when I’ve had the bad week (not this time around!) and it’s not a great feeling! very inspriring!

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      Kenlie
      January 2, 2012 at 1:50 am

      I’ve done that once in 2.5 years, and I’m so not doing it again. i felt awful when I would have felt better. Lesson learned.

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    Maren
    December 30, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Good job! KEeping yourself accountable is very important!

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      Kenlie
      January 2, 2012 at 1:50 am

      Agreed. Thanks Maren.

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    Tammy
    December 30, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Our meeting on Wednesday will probably be crowded. The holidays will be over, and people will be ready to lose weight. Plus, our company will pay for one 12-week session a year, so it can be free, if you don’t miss more than 2 meetings. I’m looking forward to getting back into the routine of meetings – our leader is so great.

    The scale will be friendlier next week!

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      January 2, 2012 at 1:51 am

      Wow Tammy..that’s an awesome incentive…

      And you’re right..the scale will be much nicer Thursday. Whew..

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    Hyla
    December 30, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    The meetings really do make all the difference!

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    D
    December 30, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Good on you. Those are the moments that really count, when you jump back on the horse and face reality. You’ve accepted where you are, no guessing, now you can move on.

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      January 2, 2012 at 1:51 am

      I feel like it was a big growing moment.

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    Half Chinked
    December 31, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I’m so glad you went back to your meeting. It’s the first step, and usually the hardest. Now it’s time to move forward!

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      January 2, 2012 at 1:52 am

      I’m glad I went too…Thank you…moving forward!

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    Molly
    December 31, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I’ve been feeling very low myself after a 10 pound gain in just the last week. I joined WW in October and had been really succeeding at it: I even hit my 10% goal 9 days ago. Then I decided to “take a week off” for Christmas (the day after hitting my 10%). Now I am paying the price and am so embarrassed and feel like a failure. Reading your blog makes me feel like I’m not alone and it definitely inspires me to get back on track. I’m just trying to remind myself that success is sweeter after struggles. Thanks for being both a comforting source of reassurance and inspiration!!

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      Kenlie
      January 2, 2012 at 1:54 am

      Oh dear…I think the diet mindset comes into play here, and it’s dangerous…taking a week off means we need to readjust our thinking (and eating too) so we don’t need a week off…I think it’s okay to enjoy food, and I do. And while I’m obviously not an expert, I do hope you forgive yourself. God (and anyone who reads my blog) knows that I have to forgive myself constantly! And while it’s not okay, it will be okay…
      Keep moving forward..you can lose those 10 pounds..we already know that! 🙂

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    Emily
    January 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Thanks to you, I put on my big girl panties and drug my reluctant behind to Weight Watchers to stand on the scale and collect my 7.8 lb gain. That’s all put on in one week. I predict a pretty large loss this week.

    I remembered this blog and decided to go face the music. Glad I did. Those times when I know I am going to be up is probably when I most need a meeting, you know?

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