Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Weighing in: Up, down, up...

I seem to be very good at maintenance:

My Weight Chart:
Weight Chart

I am not surprised, though, my adherence to the program has been pretty lax. Once I don't count something instantly, laziness takes over.

The Weight Watchers iPhone app page on iTunes says that the developers will be adding Good Health Guidelines and weight tracking to the app soon, at least when I look at it on my iPhone. That will help a whole lot. I can't track those on my phone and I can't be bothered to carry around the little paper tracker. I am terrible at keeping things in my head, but I have good results when I do those every day.

If I can just maintain through New Year's Day, I will be happy. Yes, I am just like everyone else. I'm OK with that.

I am happy that I was able to go to my regular meeting today, which is much better than any other meeting I've attended in my area. I liked the topic for today, too: Celebrate your successes.

What are your big successes for this year? Mine are that I have incorporated regular exercise into my routine and that I have dropped a clothing size, even though I've only lost 3.8 pounds since I joined Weight Watchers. Before you think "vanity sizing," my old clothes are looser. So that's a big victory.

Next week's topic is goals (not surprisingly). What are your goals for the new year? Let's not talk weight loss goals, let's talk behavior goals -- behavior we can control directly, while weight loss is fickle. I'm going to think about mine and make that my next post.


  1. Maintaining throughout the end of the year is a great goal!

    I think it is important to recognize your successes! Mine is that I worked out for a majority of the year, and feel like I finally have a handle on my eating.

  2. If I could just manage to not eat unless I was hungry and to stop when I was full, I'd have the world in my hands!

  3. I think making it through the holidays without gaining is an excellent goal.
    And congratulations on the loose clothing!

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  5. Got a bit excited about a weight watchers ap for my iphone but then realised it probably has happened here yet. Oh well, I will live in hope.


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