Thursday, October 7, 2010



I went to a Weight Watchers meeting to observe the support provided.  I've been on Weight Watchers on and off over the years, but today I felt compelled to go.  I've been binging lately.  Overwhelmed.  I have this mentality that I can do it by myself.  I don't need support.  I just need "me" to get stronger and emotionally together to lose weight.  But I realized that no amount of exercise or writing on this blog will fully support me.  I need a group.  I need to express myself when a question is asked.  I need validation from a bunch of other people struggling . . . and succeeding.  I need to hear them.  I need to learn from them. 

I didn't join today.  I will join next week.  It will be every Thursday from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. I will walk to the meetings from work (a total of 2.36 miles); even in the dead of winter. I will weigh in.  I will participate. I will learn. And I will succeed. 


  1. Like you, I think I can do this alone, and I falter. I am accountable to no one but myself. I too toyed with the idea of going to WW.

    I tried to, and on the Thursday morning I went the meeting had been cancelled! I saw that as a sign :)

    I may follow your lead. Without a firm plan I tend to let myself off the hook sometimes.

    I wish you all the best with your weekly meetings. I hope WW is worthwhile, enjoyable and you see good results.

  2. I hear you on thinking you can (should be able to) do this on your own: I beat myself up for not being able to do it perfectly, too.

    Sending love.

  3. Beautifully written Rosa. The way you wrote is how I feel. Always thinking I can do it on my own... I've been considering joining WW, but need a jumpstart (or a good kick in the you know where) I hope this helps you gain the momentum you need to take control of your health!

  4. Being accountable to scale at the meeting always keep me on track!

    I hope going to the meetings helps you jump start your
    weight loss. (It's those portion sizes man!!!)

    (I actually find I struggle with hunger more when I am active. You are so active, I'm sure you get famished...and when you are too hungry it is hard to control the amounts!)

    I know you can do this!
    Weight watchers works!

  5. oh, rosa. i've been thinking about weight watchers, too. i'm ok on my own--well, i could be so much better. and i wonder about support and if it would be better for me long term. it isn't just about losing the weight. i think i'll go visit a meeting too.

    i'm looking forward to reading how it goes!


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