Friday, September 16, 2022

Revealing a Wee little Secret

​When I wrote my last post, I talked about my colossal failure at the diet bet.  I talked a bit about the desire to lose weight but the struggle.  I didn’t talk about the good in my life. I also didn’t reveal a wee little secret.  Sufficient time as passed and it’s time to reveal.

So what has been happening in life?  Life has been flying at an insane pace for us for months on end. Searching for a house, buying a house, moving and settling in, mom’s stroke, mowing….mowing some more…and then mowing some more.  (Yes we are still push mowing….I still haven’t heard anything about my job and this we haven’t purchased a riding mower yet.   The end date for my team was supposed to be September 26th, but they pushed the date until October 14th.  So more waiting as they decide if they are going to move me to another team or lay me off. All my coworkers and even my manager have told me that my job should be safe due to my work ethics, productivity, etc…but still…that’s all speculation.) 

In late August I put my foot down and decided that we needed to start eking out a bit of time for us.  A bit of exploration.  A bit of entertainment.  A bit of something fun.   So in August, on Jason’s birthday weekend we took a day and went northwest to Old Bedford Village.  This is a living history village. History is always a win!

A week or two later we visited the Conococheague Insitute.  This is hands on, living history museum. Another history win!  And seriously, how many of us can say that they have literally stomped grapes?   I!

We have also been getting out more and doing some geocaching.  That takes us to parks, historical locations and all around.  

Getting out and doing something fun and relaxing has really helped that ‘depression’ that I have been dealing with.

So I’m my last post I talked about how I had a colossal failure.  I was referring to my failed attempt to do a diet bet.  I had been talking to some coworkers and the need/desire to lose weight came up in the conversation.  One coworker talked about a diet bet and I jumped on the bandwagon.  Another coworker and I talked about the requirement of our insurance to either go through weight loss coaching or join weight watchers in order to get a lower price for health insurance due to our ‘undesirable weight’. I had mentioned to her that weight watchers had worked for me in the past and I may try it again.  In reality, weight watchers had worked really well the first time I tried it, with me reaching my goals and lifetime status.   I also had joined weight watchers right before covid shut the world down and I had been lstarting to see some success.  But when things went belly up I stopped the weight watchers.  I told this all to my coworker and then nothing else was said about it.  That is, nothing was said until the last day of August when she thanked me for that conversation.   She had been inspired to join weight watchers after that conversation 6 weeks earlier and she had lost 17 pounds already.  I was so happy for her.  Yet saddened for myself.  She had acted upon the conversation.  I had not (or rather I went with some untried method instead of going toward what had previously worked for me).   She had lost 17 pounds and I was sitting at the exact same weight.  (And our starting weights were almost exactly the same).  I was sad and frustrated with myself. But I didn’t dwell.  I joined weight watchers on my very next break from work.    I started immediately even though the weekend was dawning and weekends are difficult for me.  I started immediately even though I knew it would be extra difficult due to the upcoming long Labor Day weekend.  I started on the first of September.  I decided to do it secretly and tell no one (other than that one coworker). Thus, in my last post on here;  I just talked about my failure with the diet bet and not the new hope of weight watchers.  I needed to start it privately.   I have been so vocal about my weight loss efforts and failures on here…and in my YouTube channel (even though I haven’t posted there recently).  But I knew in my heart that I needed a private start before announcing it to the world.   I needed to do it without the pressure of anyone that reads this knowing.   Seriously, I told no one other than my coworker!  I didn’t even tell my husband.  I just quietly joined and started tracking and exercising.  I told him last weekend and I was also able to tell him that I was 5 pounds down.   And now it’s time to tell you.    So here it is… ‘I joined weight watchers and in the first two weeks I have lost 7.8 pounds’!!!

So how is that for a secret???? 



SANRDJ said...

Bravo!!! Sometimes we just need to keep things to ourselves but I'm so happy that you shared with us! It's always nice to have a friend to do it with as well as it can be friendly competition.

jen said...

Wooohoooooo well done to you ๐Ÿ˜Š

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!! I know you feel so good about yourself. I am happy for you! Onward downward! I lost when I was using WW but then I just got overwhelmed. I recently had a great deal in my inbox form them but it expired. I have loseit paid for for the year which is same concept different name. Hopefully you willl inspire us to get moving too. Mrs Swan. On my phone. And too lazy to log into computer just yet today

peppylady (Dora) said...

I'm a history buff.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Paula C said...

I am so happy to hear you're finding your way. I have spent time evaluating myself. I lost weight following McDougal. I am going to try that to see if I can change things. Maybe I need to take some get away time. I hope you will be posting more often.

Kerstin said...

What a lovely little secret! And I am right there with you, the only way to do this is to DO this, and going back to what we know WORKS is the key. For me it's the Loseit app and calorie counting, I started again today, after two months of feeling completely out of control. I actually think that this is why we like things like WW, they give us a sense of calm and stability. I know you can do this and I love hearing the determination in your voice. And really well done on the loss! xo

Liz Cockrum said...

That is an awesome secret!!!!! My mom did weight watchers back in the day and it worked well for her too. She seemed less depressed and healthier than I had seen her in a long time. I hope this works well for you. It looks like it already is. Hope you are able to get a ride on mower soon. As the weather gets cooler you may find a good deal. You may also find a used one if someone is wanting to upgrade. Hope your mom is doing well๐Ÿ˜Š