Tuesday, February 20, 2007

weigh-in report, 2/20/2007, slouching towards goal


I know in my very last post I said I was going to detach from outcomes. And I am working on it, but at the same time, I am very grateful to see that graph up there inch down a little, especially because my food for the last two weeks has been messy. I didn't earn that 0.6 pound loss, and I am more than satisfied with a fraction of a pound when I really didn't do much to help the weight loss along.

I'm not sure why I let the dumb things that people say at meetings bother me so much, but today when our leader asked for tips and tricks that have worked, several people chimed in with the "I never use my 35 extra weekly points" and "I never use my activity points." I had to raise my hand and say, "OK, so I will use every point I have available to me, and would gladly beg, borrow, or steal to get more." I think I was taking it too personally, as if because other people weren't using their points, I was somehow bad or wrong for using mine.

I had to take a deep breath and remind myself that there isn't a prize or even a certificate of achievement for the woman who has the most points left over each week. Our weight losses aren't something we win by doing the program better than someone else does it.

So I'll just keep my eyes on my own paper. Or WW Journal, in this case.

2 comments:

  1. I just commented on Lori's blog that this isn't a class and we aren't being graded for it. But I think we're so hard wired to be competitive and concerned that someone is doing something better than us that we even apply it to weight loss. Just hang in there and keep up the fantastic work you've been doing.

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  2. Look at your pretty graph! Graph Graph Graph!

    Also, with the extra points thing... I totally agree. I mean, they give them to us. It's part of the plan. We can use them. I think that cutting them out makes us lose weight faster, but certainly not any better. The only valedictorians of weight loss are the ones that keep it off 5 and 10 years down the road.

    For my part, I'm okay with losing slower because the idea is that slower is more maintainable. Anyway, just wanted to chime in that I'm in your camp and that I almost never have extra points at the end of the week.

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