This post comes to you based on a request from Sonya, a faithful podcast listener. She asked if I’d ever considered sharing my Weight Watcher’s tracking information. The week-by-week numbers showing my progression from when I started the program to when I reached my goal weight.
Well, if it might help others who as dealing with slow weight loss, no weight loss, or even a weight gain, then I’m more than happy to! It’s funny, I’m not sure why it never occurred to me to share this with you before. But thanks to Sonya, I am now!
Hopefully, as you read over my numbers, you’ll see that no matter what this week looks like it’s just one week. So if you have a tough week, don’t let it break you. As you can see, I had weeks with small losses, no loses, and even gains. But none of that stopped me and it doesn’t have to stop you either.
When you hit your goal weight, you’ll look back at those weeks and you might remember feeling frustrated on the scale, but it was a necessary part of your journey.
You had to go through it to reach your goal.
We all have those bad weeks. The important thing is what you do the next week and the week after that and so on. One bad week (or even several) won’t break you. Those weeks won’t destroy your goals, your dreams.
But quitting will.
Quitting means you miss out on looking back over all those so called “bad” weeks and saying, “Oh, yeah! I’m so glad I pushed through!”
Quitting means you remain stuck in the mindset you can’t get out of those bad weeks. It hurts your self-efficacy, your self-worth. It represents one more attempt you made, but didn’t finish.
But NOT quitting. When you don’t quit you get to experience the satisfaction, the burst of self-esteem when you look back over what you are accomplishing and say, “Oh yeah! I did that!” It means you’re proving to yourself you have the skills and power necessary to overcome anything!
I didn’t quit. And neither will you. I hope seeing my weigh-in record helps you see that, in the end, you really can do anything you put your mind to.
My personal starting weight was 313 pounds. This was in the months after having my first son in 2006. However, I lost about 60 pounds over three years before I finally committed to following the Weight Watchers program.
This record of my weigh-ins starts when I rejoined Weight Watchers in June 5, 2010. It ends on January 7, 2012 when I not only hit my goal weight of 150 but weighed in at 147.8lb. I did miss one weigh-in because the Weight Watchers office was closed for Christmas.
Please leave a comment and let me know if this helps you along your own journey!
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” — Michael Jordan
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Read the weigh-in record from the bottom to see my starting weight with Weight Watchers, and move up until you reach my goal weight.
|Weigh-in Date||Current Weight||Pounds lost/gained||Total weight loss|
|12/25/2010||n/a||No weight entered||n/a|