Thursday, July 14, 2011

I love Weight Watchers Grand Junction!

Yes, I am declaring my love for the Weight Watchers center in Grand Junction.  It was so nice to be in the meeting room that I am use to.  There was such a BIG difference between the meeting here and the one in Utah.

When I walk into the WW in GJ there is a feeling of camaraderie.   It is a room full of lifetime members that have made friends and are truly a support group to each other.  I'm not saying that I'm a chatty Cathy or anything.  I come in, do my weigh in, listen to the meeting and go home.  I use it as my reminder of the journey that I'm on.

The WW in UT was kind of sad to me.  It was silent.  No talking.  Nobody sitting next to each other.  The leader was kind of awkward and it felt like I was in a church meeting.

Anyway, I am glad to be back home.  Now lets get down to the nitty gritty.  This week I lost 1.2 pounds.  I am impressed that I lost at all.  Maybe the extra day helped a little.  One thing I can say helped is lemon water.  There is a reason that you put lemon in water and its not for the way it makes it taste.  Lemon is a diuretic.  It is a natural cleansing system that rids your body of salts and toxins.  Its pretty much like my coffee, and has the same effect coffee has on my digestive track without the jittery feeling.  

So vacation will no longer be affecting my weight loss.  Now I can focus.  But isn't it always something?    I'm on vacation, my child is sick, Aunt Flo is visiting.  It seems like there is always a reason to not be working on being healthy.

My husband and I have been trying to adjust to a single income, since we decided that I would stay at home with our daughter.  Unfortunately, we have been spending like we still have two income's.  This week we have forced ourselves to focus on our budget.  My husband has been getting extra hours at his job on his off weeks and that has been helping, but those hours may be going away next month.  I may have to give up my WW monthly pass and do it on my own.  I have all the tools to do this, but it is still scary.

Here is my need from you!  I need some help with accountability (did you think I was going to ask you for money?  We're not THAT destitute!).  I look at my blog stats everyday and there is a lot of people checking out this site.  I need you to follow, leave comments, and anything else that is possible just so that I know you're out there and not just lurking my site (lurkers are still welcome but if you feel comfortable following that would be appreciated).   I would love to know if there is anyone out there with the same struggles who can relate.  Anyway, enough begging.

Moving on.  I'm going to try to salvage some of the goals that I made at the beginning of the week and see if I can't complete some of them.  With Hanna's ear getting better I should at least be able to catch up on all of the housework, blah.


  1. AWESOME weight loss! I have to say I only go to WW meetings on Wednesdays when Tracey is there. She is my fav. counselor. And maybe it is different when you go there every week for a long time. Because I did get to know people. Anyway, I am so glad you like the one you go to and I KNOW you can do it on your own. As far as getting readers and followers, I think you should get on Twitter. Just my opinion. Keep up the good work!

  2. I'v been toying with the idea of twitter. I will probably end up doing it just because the more people that read the more I will keep with it, at least in the beginning!

  3. Hi. I can't promise to hit your blog often because I'm still suffering a terrible bout of depression, but I will follow you and when I read blogs, I will read yours!

    I drink lemon in my water as well. I do it for flavor! Actually, I do it to change the pH in my body and tests I just had showed it worked!

    Glad you like your WW meetings. I used to do WW, but now I have to scrutinize everything I eat and know protein/sodium content, so I log differently.

    Best wishes on your journey.

  4. Thanks for the comment Jo! I'm sorry you're dealing with depression and I hope that it gets better in the near future. Stop by when you can and hopefully we can find inspiration in eachother! Enjoying your blog too, btw.

  5. Carrie! I read your blog everyday!! I will be better at posting. I think we should get together though! I was talking to my husband about weight loss and he totally went on this tangent and doesn't like them and doesn't want me to do any diets....I think that has been building up. GRR.. I'm just a little frustrated. I think I will wait for him to go back to work since he's a school teacher.