Monday, July 27, 2009


Today my sister, Maureen and I went to our first Weight Watchers meeting. We both signed up.

I am not one that can lose weight on my own. I tried. Over and over I've tried.

Yes, I've been to Weight Watchers before. In fact, I've joined a few times. Never made it to my goal weight but I do know it works. I always lost weight when I went.

The only reason it stopped working was because I stopped following the plan and went back to my old eating habits.

So, I'm back again. This time I'm going to use rewards.

They say it's good to set smaller goals and to reward yourself when you reach them.

Since I love to cruise I thought I would use them to help me reach my goals.

How you ask? Well, I've decided that since I have a cruise coming up next month I need to stay on plan the whole month or I can't go. Yes, you heard me. I will not go if I do not stay on my plan.

Then after that for every 25 lbs I lose I will book myself another cruise.

No more just going on a cruise when I feel like it. I have to earn them.

Now when I want to cheat or eat junk food I'll think about if it's worth giving up a cruise or not.

Even when I go on my cruise I know I'll be ok. Yes, they do have tons of food and you can eat 24 hours a day if you want. But, they also have lots of fruits and veggies and they have a gym on board.

There is so much walking on the ship and on the excursions. They even have a morning club you can join where you do so many laps around the ship that equals a mile. Then you get a stamp and you can cash your stamps in for little gifts.

I'm excited. I'm really going to do my best to make it work this time. I know I can do it.



Cindy said...

Good for you! I'll be joining you. I just order Nutri System again!

I think rewards are a good idea. I think I"ll copy you. Not with a cruise...maybe something smaller!

Cindy said...

Oops...I meant "ordered"

Unknown said...

That's a great idea about the rewards. I could do that. When you had us losing weight before I lost about 20 lbs. but I haven't been doing WW since. I kept the weight off but I'm not losing cos I'm not doing the program. I'm going to join you. I'll go on a trip if I stick with it.
Hugs, Susan

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What a great plan. I love a cruise!!! Best of luck with your Weight Watcher's diet! With your cruise as an incentive, I'm sure you will do just fine. I'm rooting for you! Love & blessings from NC!

jo said...

Best wishes on your WW journey! I do rewards, too, but I'm afraid I can't quite afford a cruise! lol

I love your blog, have been lurking for awhile.

Mumzie said...

Congratulations on making a great choice with Weight Watchers. Stay the course and it will work. I love the reward of going on a wonderful. Best wishes. Mumzie

A Southern Rose said...

Congrats for joining! I know you can do it!

Ruth said...

Good for you sounds like a plsn.

SandyQuilts said...

Good for you joining WW. I don't cook much but here's a couple blogs I LOVE her blog is great .. love her bike CEO of WW International she's a leader in Cincinnati ... has recipes she's a WW'er

I also chat on the WW forum with other ladies from WV and also Ohio (Neighbors). Pilates is really good for you and yoga (which I don't like) but above all aerobic is the best to burn fat (they say).

I'm a WW.

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Good for you, Joann! I wish you the best of luck. I'd say a cruise is a great reward! Keep us posted on how you're doing and we're sure to give you moral support!

Glenda said...

Good luck my friend. Walking is my form of losing, and it isn't always easy.

Envision the goal.