Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Meeting. A Play Group. A Journey. Oh My!!!!


I could just explode with excitement!  While my boys had me going nonstop today and barely took naps, I had the most marvelous morning that set me up to feel good about myself, my new life choices, and my journey.  

A small group of ladies, also Coastie Wives, came over to talk Weight Watchers.  Most of them had already started using WW Online and 1 is attending the meetings.  We got together today to talk about our goals, answer questions for newbies, chit chat about why we are starting WW, and how we plan on attacking our goals.  It was such a great experience to sit among friends and talk about our struggles with weight and our hopes for our new futures.  We are planning on meeting each week for a check in.  We even created a FB page for constant motivation and check ins!  

All of us have children (tee hee I love love saying that), so there were 6 children total here.  It turned into an informal play date for them.  My boys didn't really have a clue what was going on.  Poor Jakey had a melt down because of the amount of people in the house.  Eli seemed to love my friend Katie's little boy though.  Jakey will get better the more he is around others...right?  LOL

So here we are.  A small group of military wives embarking on a new journey to find the healthier self we know is somewhere in us.  We will stumble, we may fall, we may even fail, but we will have one another.  Having this support group is keeping me motivated and feeling like this really is about a new way of life for me.  I am very grateful for these woman becoming part of my journey and I look forward to becoming part of theirs.

"For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why?  Why not?  Why not me?  Why not now?"  ~ James Allen

2 comments:

One Chicks Journey On Weight Watchers said...

That's awesome! Support systems are great and I love the fact that you guys made weekly arrangements. You all will do wonderful. I love the quote btw

Leah said...

Having support (especially from those we know and love) is really the biggest reason to succeed. My Mom was on WW years ago and even though my Dad didn't need to lose weight (he needed to GAIN it!), he supported her and cooked food for her. DH and I are doing it together now and I feel like it's the only reason either of us are succeeding! Glad you have a group of friends to lift you up! Keep up the good work!