Saturday, January 12, 2008

got my gold card!

If you haven't seen them, the little membership card you get with lifetime at WW has gold on it. I got my card today even though I still didn't turn in my doctor's note. I got one, but I need to have one dater BEFORE I started like some time back in November. I'm going to feel like such an idiot calling the doctor this week asking for that, but whatever!

So I have weighed in for January as a Lifetime member. Feels strange honestly. It also felt strange to be sitting between 2 second weekers knowing they must be feeling funny sitting next to the thin girl when they are still both really heavy. At least that's how I used to feel. I guess I had a lot of insecurities about being overweight. They are still lurking back there, like I really am not very thin yet. I mean a size 10 is hardly tiny, right?

Yeah I still have my issues. But I am really trying to deal with them. That's why it's so great that I can still go to WW each week and learn how to live in this new body. There are quite a few lifetimers in my meeting. One woman for 3 years, another for 9 years and one for 30 years. That's amazing to me. I want to be one of those women.

I had a woman come up to me after the meeting today and ask if I was the one who showed my size 18 jeans last week. She told me that really hit her because she is a size 18 and can only dream of being a size 10. She asked how long it took me. I honestly told her almost 11 months. I had a lifetime of bad habits to break. My neighbor was always so great at reminding me that I didn't gain the weight overnight so I shouldn't expect to lose it quickly. So true and so hard to deal with. I've had the quick fix diet before...the 3 day diet, slim fast, fat burner pills, low carb plans. None of those were a suitable way to live my life. WW has been that answer for me.

Well this day is slowing getting away from me. We are having people over for burgers tonight so I need to get things in gear! And I am making a salad with my newly purchased quinoa...I'm joining the club!

Happy weekend!


Kathy said...

Maybe we need a button for our blogs that says: YES I'VE TRIED QUINOA!
Get right on that in your spare time, will you?

Caroline said...

Congrats on getting your card! That's so exciting. I'm in a size 20/18 right now and an 8-10 is my goal, so I would definitely be looking at you as one of the skinny ones. Way to go!

Swizzlepop said...

YAY!!!!!! Although I'm a little jealous because I didn't get that gold card yet. I'm going to have to ask my leader about it next week. I know things are a little slower with us having the at work program but still. I want that card!
Just curious, WHY does the note need to be dated pre-maintenance Nov.? And what the hell is wrong with your leader that she didn't tell you that when you picked your goal and initialed your little booklet.
I think we need some kind if Lieftime button or graphic for our blogs don't you?

Roni said...


Hey, I've had my gold card for almost 2 years and I STILL have issues. It's a journey and you will always be on it. You will be one of those women!

Congrats again!

Kate said...

Aw congrats on getting your gold card, I am so proud of you!

I think we all have a lifetime of issues to work on, so don't worry, we will all be here to support you through that.

TB--Milwaukee said...

Congrats! Hope to get my gold card sooner than later.

Tina said...

"I had a lifetime of bad habits to break..." That really hit me. Gave me some perspective on my frustrating (at times) journey. Weight seems to be coming off SOOOO slowly but in a year's time I could be at my goal... Love your posts! Congrats on lifetime!!