Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I've taken the first step...

I DID IT. :)

Last night I went to a Weight Watchers meeting for the first time since I got prego with the kiddo who my hubby lovingly calls Short Stack.

I dropped off my kids with their Granna, Pa and G.G...they hardly gave me a glance as I walked out the front door and into a new beginning. Pulling out of their driveway, I felt freedom envelope me in a way that is only known to those whose lives are rarely about them, but rather about the constant demands of parenthood. Speeding away in my car feeling slightly giggly and naughty, I made my way to my first weigh in.

The meetings are held in a historial building in our little town. I walked into the warm, musty room and felt right at home...I filled out my paperwork and stepped up to the line..or actually, I stepped up the the scale.


Ok, that's my beginning weight here. Putting it out here in blogosphere will hopefully motivate me even more..

As I took my girls home that night, my Tall Stack had lots of urgent questions.

Mommy, how does Weight Watchers work?

Why do you want to lose weight?

Can I make up your exercise list? (a mini me, she LOVES lists)...

So I explain as best I can to her..

Baby, Weight Watchers helps me know how much food to eat everyday and what kinds of foods are healthiest..

I want to lose weight because I want to be the healthiest Mom I can be so I can take good care of you and your baby sister..I'm not doing this to be "skinny". I am doing this to be "healthy."

Yes, of course, I'd love an exercise list..

Satisfied with my answers, she did indeed make me an exercise calendar, sweetly giving me the weekends off but of course she says I still have to EAT HEALTHY..of course, I tell her.

It was amazing to get out there by myself, to do something for myself. It's been awhile.

I feel empowered. I feel stronger with the support of my fellow overweighters...

Off I go. Wish me luck. I'll check in after I weigh in on Monday..


  1. FYI..I started this blog on Tuesday, so it was a Monday night..

  2. Way to go! Just don't ask me to give up my winter blubber. Sounds like you got a good support group right there at home.

  3. Oh thank you Heather!! Oh and by the way, my hubby was supposed to show me how to pick up my award, and I think he forgot!Thank you so much!