Tuesday, January 17, 2012

M's and W's

For the past several days I have had a fun size pack of M&Ms in my pocket.  I know it is there.  It was a treat from Little Goat's Christmas stocking and I brought it for incentive for good behavior (read: bribery) at a recent outing.  He calls them M's.  Every time I put on my coat I remember that it is there and I think about those little M's. And for some reason, instead of thinking of the candy coated chocolate, I think of this cartoon.

I consider this progress.

Tomorrow is my second weigh in at Weight Watchers.  I'm less confident this week.  Don't get me wrong, I've met nearly every goal this week.  I have remaining weekly points left.  I went to the gym twice (though I wanted to go 4 times but the sick child won out).  I was within 3 points of my daily amount each day.  (more often just under).

Still, I haven't noticed the immediate changes as I did last week.  Or I don't think so.  Sometimes I think I do, but 1-2 lbs on a 300+ frame are hard to notice.  So once more I go into tomorrow with uncertainty in my head.  But I also go into tomorrow's meeting with M's in my pocket....reminding me of how far I've come.

One of these days I will need something to lure compliance from my headstrong toddler and I will give them up, but I am confident that I won't be the one eating them.  Instead they remind me of the choices I have and the choices I will continue to make.

No longer M's but W's...so long as I don't eat them.  Weight Watchers for the Win....er I mean the loss (hopefully!)


Melinda Ott said...

Good luck on your weigh in tomorrow. Whatever the scale is, it is what it is. The important thing is that you met your goals and you are working towards a healthier lifestyle. Whatever the scale says really isn't the important thing in the big picture (I can, of course, say this to someone else...but I also know how much I can depend on the scale....)

Valerie said...

I can't wait to hear the results of this week's weigh in. I'm sure you did great. And Melinda is right. You met your goals and you are working towards a healthier lifestyle. That's the most important thing.

Alexa said...

I know I'm not a parent, and only have experience from nannying on what it takes to raise a child, but I see something in this post, and I have to say it. By rewarding your child with sugar and bribing him with M&M's, you're starting the repeat of the cycle. I know you don't want your child to go through what you're going through, so remember that, and try to find other reward alternatives. Stacy from Kitchenwerks stated at one of Jen's events last year, that children who learn that sugar is a reward, only keep that attitude throughout life and use it as a reward, a comfort, etc. Like I said, I'm not a parent, and I'm sure there are some days you just have to use M&M's to keep you sane, but think about this when you can.

Herbal Weight Loss said...

If you show similar interest and dedication, you will definitely achieve it one day. All the best.

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