First of all, thank you all so much for the comments! Right now, on January 4th, we are at$1.72! Not bad, actually awesome! I am also going to post more often as well, so there is more of a chance to comment.
My last post was about the crazy WW meeting I went to on Saturday. I am going to get weighed in tomorrow morning at my regular meeting.
I thought I would tell you about the reason why I love Weight Watchers, and my WW inspiration, Barbara!
When my doctor told me I needed to have surgery, I was scared. Who wouldn’t be! I wanted to do anything possible to lose weight without surgery.
Then I remembered Weight Watchers. I knew that it was a lifestyle, but that was about it. I knew it was different than Jenny Craig, but not sure why?
I have never been a member, but my wife was a LONG time ago for a quick minute. I remember going to my wife, and telling her I was going to join.
She was excited. mainly because I was talking about getting healthy.
I told her I was going to go to a meeting, and she chuckled.
“Weight Watchers is a great program if you stick with it.I do not know if meetings are what you are looking for. A lot of women there. In fact, I have never seen a guy in a meeting!”
I told her I agreed, although deep down I didn’t. Whether it was men or women, I needed to be somewhere where people were struggling with food.
I needed to know I was not the only one!
Before Weight Watchers, I “dieted” for a week. The main reason for this is because I wanted to get weighed in. For the last 8 years, I wasn’t exactly sure what I weighed. At the doctors office, I was “known” as 400+. That is because when I got on the scale, I weighed more than the 400 pound scale.
After a week, I went to my first meeting! I remember walking in, and seeing three women sitting down with Beth, my leader, talking to them. I remember looking around, and thinking this is not for me.
I can do this on my own!!
I started to walk out.
When I was halfway out the door, I heard a voice say
“Sir, can I help you.”
It was Barbara, the receptionist.
“Uhhh,no…well, I was looking to be a member.”
“Okay, well why don’t you take a seat in the meeting, and we will sign you up afterward.” Barbara said.
I did not want to sit in the meeting. The next thing out of my mouth makes me laugh, and cry at the same time.”
“Ma’am, will that scale really tell me what I weigh? I have not truly weighed myself in a long time!”
This comment moved her! I do not think she has seen someone over 400 pounds in a meeting before. Most of the women I saw were maybe 30-40 pounds overweight at the most! She knew I was embarrassed, and I did not want to be there. But I needed to be there!
“You know, I think the scale will tell you what you weigh. And if you stick with it each week, I think it will be easier. I will tell you what, lets sign you up now, and I will give you some books to read. If you have any questions, give me a call here, but you do not have to stay for this meeting. But I really want you to come to the next one!”
With a white shirt, Grey shorts, and no shoes/socks, I weighed in over 400 pounds. That was ten months ago.
I have not missed a weigh in since. I always go in a white shirt and Grey shorts, no matter what!
Each week I go, Barbara is there to support me. She is my biggest fan!
The truth is, having Weight Watchers, The Anti-Jared blog, my wife, and a wonderful family makes my weight loss exciting! As much as I joke, I need them just as much as they need me!
So tomorrow, I will weigh myself with Barbara.I am excited to tell you the results. I am not sure how it will come out, but I know one thing…..
I know the scale will hold my weight!