Six Months

by Alison on July 10, 2009

Six months ago today I started WeightWatcher’s (for the second time). I went to the 9:30 Woodinville meeting and got a great vibe from the group, lots of chatting and high energy, which boded well. The meeting was good, the leader, Heather, was great. She had the right balance of knowledge, engagement, humour and interest in how pepole were doing. After the meeting I attended the getting started session and liked her even more, she presented the program in a very straight forward way.

Six months later I’m living 24 miles from that meeting but still going, afterall I learned the last time that I did WeightWatchers that meeting attendance is one of the keys to success for me and a boring meeting is hard to attend. Come winter I will look more closely at the local meetings but for now I’ll continue to make the drive.

My first impression of a great group has proven to be true, people are supportive, open to sharing and a great cheering squad for everyone. Several people have gotten lifetime in the last 6 months, talk about motivation!

My trip to San Francisco, Vegas (to get married) and Anaheim in August will be the first time I miss weighing in. I have missed a couple meetings due to moving or travelling but I have always made the weigh-in. I guess it will be a true vacation and I do plan to allow myself to gain some weight as I’m not going to Vegas and skipping the great restraunts!

At any rate at the six month mark I did measurements again and I’ll take a picture sometime today. I have lost a total of 31.25 inches!!! I’ll get pictures up soon so stay tuned…

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