Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Paying The Piper

I went to my Weight Watchers meeting tonight and it was time to pay the piper. More specifically, I had to pay to attend the meeting tonight because my weight was more than two pounds over my established goal weight. It was the first time I've had to pay to go to a meeting since reaching lifetime status in June of 2006.

It wasn't unexpected and it didn't fluster me. I knew what my bathroom scale was telling me every morning and now I know what the "official" number is. Now it's just a matter of doing what I have to do in order to get back to where I was.

I haven't mentioned the numbers yet because I wanted to emphasize that while the numbers on the scale are a major portion of how I measure my progress, it is more about getting back into the healthy habits that I've drifting away from. Once I find my way back to those habits the numbers should take care of themselves.

In the interest of full disclosure, however, I will now tell you that I've gained 8.6 pounds since my last weigh in on August 12, a full 5.8 pounds over my goal weight. Taking into account the Weight Watchers allowance of two pounds over goal for lifetime members, that means I will need to lose 3.8 pounds before I can attend meetings for free again.

My own personal goals? I want to get back into those healthy habits, to complete the Hundred Push Up Challenge this time and to get back to blogging on a regular basis.

It looks like I have my work cut out for me!

Facing The Music

It's humbling to realize how out of touch I've been over the last six weeks. Not only have I been out of touch with the blogging world, but I've also been out of touch with myself. I've blogged before about how busy my life is, but that's nothing more than an excuse.

I've used this excuse of "being busy" to let myself stop paying attention to many things. My good eating habits, my exercise and my blogging have taken a back seat to "being busy" and I can't allow it to continue.

So tonight I will be facing the music, returning to my first Weight Watchers meeting since the middle of August. I can tell you with certainty that I'm over my WW goal by a noticeable amount, but I'm taking steps to get myself back in the game.

It looks like I'll be adding "Taking care of myself" back to the top of my "busy" list. I'll also be working on getting my blogging mojo back to where it was as well.

Time to get started!