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HYC Update – Facing down demons

Posted Jun 30 2009 3:37pm

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I have a confession to make – last week I didn’t make it to my WW meeting on Thursday.  Regular readers know this is a terrible habit I have – if I see something that I may not like on the scale the morning of my WW mtg, I often skip it.  It’s called DENIAL and AVOIDANCE, and I’m working hard to get over it and not get so caught up on the numbers on the scale, but it’s a process.

So, since I felt so guilty for not going to the meeting, I told myself that this week I was going to be a good Weight Watcher.  I was going to track every single thing I ate, no matter what happened.  And I was going to earn some major Activity Points.  Check and check.

I tracked even on Thursday when I had some sort of monster take over my appetite, and I wanted to have second portions at dinner, totally 50 points that day!  I tracked on Saturday, when our bocce appetizers and my dinner later in the evening made for a 60 point day!  But even though I had some really high point days, I tracked, and for me this week, that was all that mattered.

And I got in some major exercise – 28 points so far this week, and I still have two more full days before weigh-in on Thursday morning (which also happens to be my birthday – I’m hoping the scale will bring me a birthday present).  I swam, I Wii Fit’d, I EA Sport Active’d.  I’m loving unlocking new and more challenging games on the Wii Fit, figuring out a workaround for the EA Sports Active leg band problem, and overcoming major InnerFatGirl negativity when it comes to swimming.

I’ve faced quite a few demons this week, but I stood up to them.  Hell, I looked them square in the eyes and made THEM run the other way.  It’s been an awesome week.  So, no matter what the scale shows on my birthday weigh-in at my WW mtg (yes, I’m going to go, no matter what), I’m proud of myself.  Now I just hope the scale won’t be giving me a gift that I’d rather return.

Posted in EA Sports Active, exercise, feeling good, fitness, food, goals, health, healthy choices, healthy outlook, Healthy You Challenge Update, self esteem, stay active plan, swimming, weight loss, Weight Watchers, Wii, Wii Fit, working out Tagged: facing demons, tracking points
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