hello friends! many of you who read this blog will be a bit confused by this post. i am hosting this week for my friend jeana who is on vacation and can't get to a computer. i am part of an online group of friends who have committed to working on their food issues and as part of coming out of the darkness, have chosen to post our weight each week on jeana's blog. i must admit, when i first saw jeana doing this i did not see how posting on a blog would be beneficial in losing weight. there is no plan, no calorie count, exercise chart, points, or competition. it's just whoever, saying whatever, about their weight loss journey.
much to my surprise this group has been incredibly helpful to me. i'm not intimidated by the accountability of it, because that's not really a factor. like i said, no competition, no judgement, just listening ears and grace. i think what is so effective is the "journaling" of my thoughts. knowing someone will read them encourages and motivates me to write them down. and in the writing, i process. and in the processing, i learn. i also learn from reading the processes of the other women. not necessarily weight loss "tips", but i learn from their transparency. from their struggles. i know there is no plan, program, or regiment out there that will magically take off and keep off weight (i've tried a lot of them, and as oprah says, if there was a program or a pill, at whatever cost, she would have gotten it). i must do the work. not just the physical work. but, the emotional work.
this time around has been different. and it has to be. or i will gain all the weight back. cuz every other time i have. although i'm very excited about the numbers on the scale going down at an unprecedented rate for me, i'm truly more thrilled at how very different things are this time. it gives me hope. maybe things have changed. maybe i am changing.
so, welcome, weigh in wednesday ladies! so glad you are "here". i truly could not do this without you.
starting weight: 244
last week's weight: 213
today's weight: 212
weight loss: -1
total weight loss: 32