One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

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Note to Self…

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Go easy on yourself. A few too many pretzels and an ice cream cone after dinner is NOT going to undo all that you have done.

It also won’t “ruin” your weigh in tomorrow. Get your butt to the meeting and remember… You are in this for the long haul not just the short term losses.



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    jennifer p

    May 11, 2011

    i know i gained weight this week.i also have a thursday weigh in.the thing that i have done differently this time going to weight watchers is going to the meetings.i had never gone to the meetings.so when i joined again in june for the hundredth time i decided that good,bad or indifferent i was going to haul myself there every week.and i havent missed a meeting since i joined.

    in 2006 and 2007 i lost 80 lbs. and gained back 60 lbs. now it is taking me longer to lose weight i dont know if its because i am not as focused as i was last time,or its because i am older now.33 then 38 now.and they say its harder when you get older.i dont know.
    but i will tell you what i am doing.ww are having 5k races on 5/22 and i am walking in a 5k in brooklyn,ny.i have never done it before.and i want to tell you roni that you are one of the reasons that i am doing it.having read your blog for over 5 years you have been such an inspiration to me.helping me to change my thinking about myself and what i can do.and that this is not a diet it is a way of life.so when i am hauling ass on the 22nd i will be telling myself that roni did it and i can do it.and i will report back to you and tell you how it went.
    i didnt mean to write a book on here.take care.

    Darleen

    May 11, 2011

    Exactly – well said. Don’t beat yourself up. And bet that ice cream cone was delicious :)

    vengmann

    May 11, 2011

    I read your post after I finished some hot cocoa + whipped cream this evening. I too have WWP meeting tomorrow and I am feeling like I blew it. I have been struggling with WWP since I joined again two weeks ago. I miss the ‘old’ WW. I haven’t been able to feel satisfied with the new system… I’m constantly craving creamy stuff… what’s that all about?!? I don’t recall feeling this way with WW, when I successfully lost 40 lbs. — and kept 30 lbs of it off for close to a year. The death of two beloved pets within 5 weeks started me on a binge and I have gained 10 lbs. I’m hoping WWP and meetings will help me stop this ‘death spiral’.

    Patricia

    May 12, 2011

    I gained last week and I know I’ll lose some of it this week. This post was great! it’s all about the long term.

    Tara

    May 12, 2011

    its all about the long term- love it!

    Tina

    May 12, 2011

    I can sympathize about feeling bad about the food choices… even though (as you say) they won’t ruin the effort you’ve been putting in, I think it’s more to do with the fact that you were eating in an ‘old habit’ kind of way? I get upset if I didn’t stick to my plan that day. It makes me feel weak and like I have no control. The days that I stick to my plan I feel incredible and feel like I have a healthy food habit. Big applause for going to weigh in anyway today. Skipping it because it’s discouraging to see a number stay the same or go up is what lead to me gaining weight back :( Lesson learned that’s for sure – I will never skip weigh in and continue even after I’m at goal. Wishing you a great WW week ahead!

    Hila

    May 12, 2011

    Love it and just what I needed to hear!!!!! Long Haul is key!!!!

    Tracy

    May 12, 2011

    Absolutely right, Roni! Not to mention, with the exceptionally healthy food choices you make MOST often, (you eat quinoa, for the love!) pretzels and ONE ice cream cone (as opposed to the usual GALLON I can inhale on a bad night) is a drop in the bucket. GL weighing in today! I bet you’re pleasantly “surprised”. :)

    Erin Reardon

    May 12, 2011

    HOW DID YOU KNOW … it is like you were watching me! I weigh in tonight … and did great this week … but yesterday I made some choc chip cookie bars for my sons class (I did replace the butter with unswt applesauce) … but still I had 15 pts worth … but I did stay in my point range …but I am up .8 from yesterday morning …

    I weigh in at 6 pm tonight … so this morning I drank some green tea and now I am drink 32 oz of lemon water … I also ate 2 eggs and am eating a light lunch of tuna on mixed greens …

    I am trying to not bet myself up but it is hard when we see the scale go back up … oh well … I am in this for the next year or more or really forever … not for just this week!

    Lay Down My Idols

    May 12, 2011

    Just an FYI – I quoted you on my blog today.
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    Patty

    May 12, 2011

    Oh Roni, I may have to start writing these ‘notes to self” too. My eating habits are out of wack. My schedule is jammed packed and preparing food is suffering.

    I am so looking forward to FitBloggin…time away from the normal schedule may give me some perspective! :)

    But I hear ya! I say that last sentence to myself all the time!

    Dawn

    May 12, 2011

    Hope weigh-in went ok. I had a gain last night (I’m in TOPS) but this is the start of a new week and I will do better.

    banana

    May 12, 2011

    Sometimes all you need is a little reminder – you’re completely right, one little hiccup does not undo all of your hard work. You’re doing amazing!!
    I constantly have to remind myself – “not exercising one day, will not make you fat!! This is your life, not a goal, but a lifestyle”

    Keep up the amazing work :)