Monday, August 17, 2009

It Only Took a Month and a Half...

...but I've finally have some more weight loss success.

Since coming back from NB at the end of June, I just couldn't seem to get back on track. Every week I would get on the scales and see NO change.

I suppose I should be thankful there was no change. At least I was maintaining my loss instead of gaining.

And finally, over the past two weeks, I've taken off 3 more pounds for a total of 14 lbs to date! Yay for me!

I have some ladies in the community who have been asking me about following Weight Watchers. I thought I might start up a group. I called Weight Watchers to find out if/how I could legitimately start up using their plan - the nearest "Meetings" are in Corner Brook, over an hours drive away. Unfortunately I never got any response.

I'm thinking I might start a little group in the fall anyways. Once a week. Weigh in. I just wouldn't be able to actually use the name "Weight Watchers". I'm just not quite sure I know enough about weight loss to help other women - I suppose we could just help each other. Having a support system is half the battle. But then there's the issue of charging fees. Do I charge a fee? For example, at WW, when I was going before, you'd pay your membership plus a weekly fee. After you got to your goal weight, that weekly fee was dropped as long as your maintained your weight. If you GAINED, then you had to pay. It was a bit of added incentive. Maintain - don't pay. Gain - pay. How would I keep everyone motivated? Any suggestions on starting an independant weight-loss group?

Anyways, in the meantime, I'll keep plugging away at it. It's hard work and I'm still not eating as well or exercising like I need to. But I'll get there! Thanks - I'm glad I have my readers to share my journey, however uneventful, with!


Quirky Christa said...

Remember back in the day there was a thing call TOPS?

I think the incentive was paying if you gained and freebie if you did lose.

So maybe do it $1 per pound gained or something. Then at the end the money can go towards a dinner out, a charity, prizes for the biggest loser, whatever....

OH did you look into the biggest loser? Don't they have programs you can go by?

Myrna Hynes said...

I think there's still a TOPS program going on in TR. Good idea with a $1 per pound to go towards an event at the end of the "year". No idea about the "biggest loser" thing...will look into it.

Tara said...

WOW Myrna...way to go! I hear you (about being in a rut) - it's been 3 months for me that I seem to be hovering around and I can't seem to break the trend :(

Christa has a really good idea - best of luck with any ideas you come up with (any that you do come up with will definitely be creative)!!