Thursday, November 16, 2006

Second Meeting

I really like going to a second meeting. It's helping me to keep my focus, and it's interesting to have a second leader's point of view, plus a whole different crowd of people with different experiences. I really enjoy it and I can't believe how it helps me keep my head together when it comes to making the right choices.

Last night my leader said 2 things that really hit home for me:

  1. "What you eat in private, you wear in public"- this struck a cord with me. How often have I filched a cookie and didn't track it thinking that it wouldn't make a difference? Plenty of times. Those calories do add up, and frankly, I'm tired of "wearing" them.
  2. "You should prepare and prevent rather than repair and repent"- This is my new mantra. I'm trying to get into the habit of preparation. This includes mental rehearsal, and extreme preparation (like making polenta chips to go to SOB's with).

I took a peek at the scale this morning, and things seem to be traveling in the right directions, I'm happy. That combined with the good meeting last night, I'm feeling rather motivated.

2 comments:

totegirl said...

Awesome. So, do you have to weigh in at the second meeting? Do they put a little sticker in your book? I don't know why this would bug me, but it would. I don't want a sticker under Week 6 if it's actually my second visit of Week 5, and I don't want to weigh in on any other day by Saturday.

I'm glad the scale is moving in the right direction. I will actually be seeing a gain for the first time in 5 weeks. But as Sarah at Living to Feel Good advised, I'm not going to beat myself up for it. At least my habits are 99% better than they were before WW!

Great Job Alanna! You rule!

totegirl said...

just replied to your e-mail about the strikethrough! go check!