Every day, I promise myself tomorrow. More tomorrows have flown by through weeks and months than I can even keep track of.
And I still haven’t done what it is that I do, a couple times a year. Without success, might I add.
Join Weight Watchers. Again.
So today. I dropped my son contentedly off at Kindergarten, where he was excitedly placing his birthday invitations into each of his fellow students class mailboxes.
I said goodbye and I hurried out to my car.
And drove myself, without even consciously thinking, over to the Weight Watchers building where, for the second time in a little over a year, I signed up.
I promised myself, as I held my breath while I waited for my credit card to be approved, that this time it’s going to be different.
This time. I will succeed.
I have no excuses anymore. (Except for that damn Halloween candy)
There is no reason why I can’t do this. Sadly, this time I have more weight to lose than last time. But that’s neither here nor there.
I have a treadmill so there is absolutely not one excuse for me to not work out.
I’m tired of ignoring myself in the mirror. My quitting smoking excuse. Is getting old.
I have determination. Today, at least.
Baby steps, right? One day at a time.
And today is the first day. With my baby step leading me to ignore the Halloween candy which, I SWEAR, is calling out for me to come and eat it. Can’t you hear it? Melissa! Melissa! I’m a Twix bite size. Come eat me. Mwahahaha.
I’ll just keep walking on my treadmill, my Slacker app on the Duran Duran station playing loudly into the earbuds.
Haha Halloween candy. I can’t hear you.
Hopefully my kids will eat the rest of that candy before I have a chance to give in to the temptation.
But just like quitting smoking. I won’t stop trying until I succeed. And if I can quit smoking, you’d think losing weight would be a piece of cake.
Without the cake, of course.
(Wait, how many points are in a piece of cake?)
managed chaos says
Good luck Melissa! (and curses to that dreadful Halloween candy)
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Good Luck – My mom just joined and I have been thinking of doing the same. I usually go the Atkins route – but, well, I am tired of giving up carbs and I like food. I like good food and I like to eat – Dessert. I especially like to eat dessert. Did I mention that I like food?
No, really….good luck!
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Yeah, I’m starting to watch my thighs meet way more than I like in the mirror. I haven’t exercised in half of forever and I too have not been eating wisely.
Maybe you’ll inspire me…
I’ve fallen off the fitness wagon myself. I think it is hard to be motivated this time of year. Good luck and don’t give up.
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The Only Girl says
You can ship those bite sized bars over here. I’ll deal with them for you . . .
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Nap Warden says
Wait…Slacker has a Duran Duran station? Why did I not know this? I’ve been forever on 80’s Alternative….
Good luck with the W.W. You can do it!
Another Suburban Mom says
You can do it! Just toss the Halloween Candy! You are made of awesome!
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We all struggle with this issue. Well, most of us and those that don’t are really EFFING annoying. I find the best strategy is not getting down on myself when I slip backwards. You go girl!!
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Throw that Halloween candy in the garbage…lol…I mean it! walk over and throw it out and take it outside!!! Your kids dont need that sugar either:) I had to do that with chocolate cake left over from a bday…I threw out half of a yummy perfectly good cake!!! But its not on my ass right now:) 🙂 I have been on and off the diet train for years…what I have come to realize is that I LOVE food! So what works for me is to loose it what ever way works and then use the diet as a tool. I diet really well alll week long then i eat what I want on weekends…that includes a dessert or two and my weight has stayed off:) I still have more to loose but I have not gained back:) GOOD LUCK!!!
Good luck. I joined, oh, four months ago? And have lost seven pounds. Yeah. I am determined though, to get the pregnancy weight off before she hits one, so…I better get moving.
Baby steps – maybe one twix instead of 2?
Good luck!!! You’ve made TWO steps, you realize? You signed up – way to go! Even more so? You told all of us! Way to go madame, you can do this!
Perhaps you could give the candy away to someone who lives in a different house?
I know the call of candy….I can’t resist it.
I didn’t sign up for anything, but started exercising today for the first time in entirely too many years. 15 minutes of walking…woo!
oooh, I hear you sister! Sweets are my downfall, too. and carbs – thanks to my Italian genes! – but mostly sweets. You have inspired me though – I think I’ll try to find English WW meetings in Zurich. Good luck to both of us!
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Kelly @Childhood says
You can doooo it! You can do it allll night loooong!
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Halloween starts the downward fall into holiday season and way too many sweets and rich foods. I have a hard time with this too and I am tempted to throw away the candy in the house so I won’t be tempted. Arghh! Seems my kids can hang onto this candy for MONTHS. We finally dump it at Christmas to make room for the stocking treats. And this continues through Valentines day. Good luck and hang in there. We can all relate.
LizzB (@hereslizz) says
You can do it! I’ll be your cheerleader!!! We can be WLBFFs. I have about 30 more pounds to go…give or take.
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Aunt Becky says
Baby steps. Baby steps. You can do it! We can do it! I’m doing it!
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I believed that if I was able to quit smoking, I’d be capable of doing anything.
I did, and now I am.
Go for it!
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I’ve done it twice but I always seem to get to a certain point and then just give up. Am hoping you’ll do much better than me!
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The Retired One says
I wish you the best of luck.
I have been thinking of WW again too….
so maybe you will give me the motivation I need.
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