On May 26, 2010 I reached the point in my weight loss journey that I dreamed about for 2 years. I achieved what I felt was the unattainable goal of LIFETIME status with Weight Watchers. I had successfully lost over 100lbs! I was on top of the world!
Earlier in the week when I realized my 1 year LIFETIME anniversary was almost here I felt disappointment. I picked the high end of my weight range so I could become lifetime sooner but I had (and still have) a personal goal weight that I wanted to reach. I imagined that a year later I would be at that goal.
Truth is I’m not at that personal weight. In fact I struggled most of the year. At one point I was 10+lbs above my WW goal weight. As of right now I am 3lbs above my WW goal weight. I don't think I’ve seen my WW goal weight since May 26, 2010.
I started thinking about the year and I realized that instead of beating myself up for not achieving something I should embrace the fact that I’ve maintained an 100 lb loss for a year. That my friends is HARD.
This journey is for life. Hence me being a LIFETIME member. I’ve got the tools I need to continue to be successful and I will eventually reach my personal goal. Maybe it will be May 26, 2012 or it could be May 26, 2014. Does it really matter if I’ve continued to live a healthy lifestyle?
This year I’ve accomplished the following:
- Maintained a 100 lb loss
- Became a Weight Watchers receptionist
- Ran my first marathon
- Ran my 6th half marathon and PR’d by 5 minutes
- Helped a friend reach weight loss success
- Inspired strangers to lose weight
- Going to be featured in the WW July/Aug magazine as a Success Story
Sometimes I need a reminder of what I’ve accomplished …..