Why did the chicken cross the road?

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?

A: To avoid getting weighed in at her WW meeting

Yep, I totally chickened out of going to WW this week. My pants were tight, the scale was up and I just couldn’t deal. I know I gained, but I just couldn’t face seeing another gain on paper. Now, could I have gone to the meeting and not weighed in? Yep. But to be totally honest, I just didn’t feel like sitting there listening to how great everyone else was doing while I was feeling so down. I’m usually the first one to say that when you are having a tough time on program, meetings are the best thing for you. This time, I just couldn’t get my head on straight.

I don’t know why I’m having such a hard time lately. I have pretty much all the resources I need to succeed. I know what to do and how to do it. I’m just not doing it. I’m tired of it. I’m tired of the whole thing. Sometimes it’s just too much. Whew. Deep breath. (I’m actually taking deep breaths as I’m writing!) OK, so I’m tired. Now, how to turn this around. In the past, I’d say that I’m tired of it and just want to give up. So how about this time if I say I’m tired of it, and am going to use that as motivation to get this crap over with so I don’t have to deal with it anymore! OK, I know that even when I lose all the weight, I’ll still have to “deal with it,” but in a different way, right?

Alright, shake it off.

I have found a new resource in Twitter. There are seemingly millions of people tweeting about diet, exercise, weight loss, whatever. And a lot of them have some really interesting things to say. So while randomly navigating the Twitter world, I stumbled on a link to the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, which as it happens, is starting a summer challenge today. With a little hesitation (OK, a lot of hesitation), I signed up. So what makes this challenge different from just challenging myself? It’s a team competition, so what I do – or don’t do – affects four other people. Right now, they are strangers, but I already don’t want to let them down. The challenge is basically 11 weeks and they calculate the percentage lost for each team. The key is that your loss or gain affects not only you, but the rest of your team. So your team is there to support and motivate. We’re just getting started, but I’ve already gotten good advice on beating cravings and motivation to exercise. We’ll see how this challenge goes, but right now I’m excited and ready to rock this thing out. Go Team 31!


3 thoughts on “Why did the chicken cross the road?”

  1. You can do it, Emily!!! This is definitely step one for me… I’m at an all-time high with my weight and I couldn’t possible be any lazier!! So this is all new. And I’m sure it’s not going to be all fun… we’re all going to have good and bad days along the way. The good thing is that every day is a new day… and we have each other for support!!!!!

  2. I hear you!!! I am in the same boat, knowing what to do and how to do it, just not getting it done. I think that is the key to so many people not succeeding. So we just need to be there for support. We need to focus on what we did do, not what we didn’t. Hard to do, I know! So let’s do this together.

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