Back to WW: last weigh-in of the year

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

"Progress is a matter of time. Consistency guarantees

I will strategically reach these and other goals."

My musings while setting 2024 goals.

My last Weight Watchers weigh-in of 2023 was filled with gratitude. I am grateful for a tough year that brought a lot of growth in nutrition and fitness. I am grateful for losing weight the week of Christmas. It is not easy, convenient or by happpenstance. What did I do exactly?


I had a reckoning in October. I looked back 6 years ago when I joined WW and analyzed how much I weighed in October and the following January. When I gained, I analyzed how long it took for me to lose the holiday season weight gain. I thought I was doing well but it turned out to be 50-50. 

The decision was in front of me. Would I say 'whatever' and gain weight or would I decide to draft a plan to make sure my health habits were in check? I'm glad I decided to follow the latter. Next week I will write about what I learned this holiday season. 
I've been thinking about my goals for 2023 with intensity. I'm glad I decided not to "coast" at the end of the year. There are always temptations on the way to greatness. Sleeping in is one of them. Not holding myself to higher standards is another temptation. Good thing we don't give in. We keep going, surrounded by others going the same way we are going: better and brighter paths. 
I can say that this season, as planned and by the grace of God, was healthier, happier, and more peaceful. 

There is an inner feeling of accomplishment when you do what you say you are going to do. I know life can be difficult. I also know that most of us a blessed to take small steps are we care for ourselves. We can decide to drink more water each day. We can decide to journal our feelings. We can decide to walk to the mail box daily.

Progress does not judge the enormity of the task but it rewards any decisive action toward our goals. Progress rewards those who do what they can with what they have. That's you and that's me. 

I am grateful for the support I received from The Ranting Weight Watcher Podcast community. I joined their accountability group without fully believing it would "work for me." I needed consistency and that's exactly what the group allowed me to grow into. 

If you need accountability, I recommend the podcast and the accountability group. I'm grateful for the lessons of the year that is almost gone. 

I'm grateful to God for health and the opportunity to continue to learn about how I can improve the health He so graciously gives me. 

Starting weight: 175 lbs 
This week's weight: 154.9 lbs (-20.1) 

First Goal: 153.4 lbs (-1.5)

Second Goal: 146 lbs (-8.9)
Final Goal: 136 lbs (-18.9)