Monday, November 23, 2009

What to do about my meeting...

Tomorrow is my regular meeting/weigh-in day. I know my weight is not down from Thursday. It may well be up. I have had a disaster of a not-quite-week since then, feeling completely unfocused and not particularly motivated to eat right or exercise. I had workers in my house today and will have them here again tomorrow.

That was the actual post I started to write tonight about how I wasn't sure how to handle my meeting, especially because with workers in the house, I really didn't want to leave for the meeting. So what should I do? Do it? Skip it? Say "anything goes" until after Thanksgiving? Then I got the brilliant idea to look for a meeting in the early morning so I could go and be back in time for the workers. Then, as I was doing that, I realized there was a meeting at 6:30 at my regular center. It was 6:00. I felt scuzzy from sitting around all day and had just eaten dinner and had eaten handfuls of salty cashews right out of the bag in the afternoon, but I knew I needed to get out of the house before I decided that next week was going to be a complete loss with the holidays and gave in to the idea of not tracking.

I took a quick shower, put on a somewhat cute outfit and makeup, and went to the center with wet hair. I decided to do the "No Weigh In" option, because after a not-so-great few days (I just weighed in on Thursday) with dinner still digesting, I didn't want to face the scale. I just needed to give myself a signal that this floundering around had to stop. I don't think I've used the no-weigh option before, because I always sort of felt like the weigh-in was the whole point of the meeting, but the point of the meeting is to get motivated and have a chance to be around like-minded people with the same goals. Thursday's meeting didn't really do it for me, but tonight's was better. The people there seemed down-to-earth and the leader was sincere. I even picked up a cookbook on sale for $5.

Tomorrow I take my first dose of my new meds. I really do think that worrying about the whole thyroid thing on top of the epic home-improvement projects and the impending Family Time just seemed like too much to handle. But it's not, really.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving:
  • I'm grateful to have a doctor who took the time to listen to me
  • I'm grateful to have health insurance and prescription coverage
  • I'm grateful to have a home that I love
  • I'm grateful to have the resources to do the home improvement projects that needed to be done
  • I'm grateful to have a family I love and the chance to spend time with them.
Most of all, I'm grateful I figured out a way to pull out of the tailspin this time. Thanks for reading.


  1. Good decision! How about being grateful for a healthy body that allows you to live your life to the fullest?

  2. You get HUGE kudos for recognizing the tailspin that you were in and figuring out a way to pull out of it. You're totally right that the point of the meeting isn't to get weighed, it's to get and remain motivated. When those things are firmly in place, the weight will come off.

  3. I am grateful for this post! What a fantastic way to work it out. You showed up. I never weigh with wet hair by the way so I am glad you opted out. Especially right after a meal. But you showed up. Showing up is a big bid deal...!

  4. Bravo for showing up, millions of others would have chickened out. Happy thanksgiving to you dear Jen!

  5. I need to remember to be thankful when I am feeling crummy. Thanks for the reminder!


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