I didn’t go to the meeting. But wait! I have a good reason. I remembered the Mister’s work has a program where they will pay for 50% of the cost of a 13 week Weight Watchers subscription for all employees and their dependents. Considering the fact this may be my last week to have such an offer presented to me, I called up HR and signed up. Now I just have to sit here and wait for my 13 week pass/booklet, which I am told should take no longer than 7 business days. All told, my registration and 13 weeks cost us $59. Not bad!
I spent the morning on Amazon imagining what I could buy with my saved $60. I found countless cookbooks that I am positive I must have (because the 50 in my kitchen will never do,) and it was during all this that I found Finally Thin! by Kim Benson. She might be old news to many of you, but for those, like me, who had never heard of her, she lost 212 pounds on Weight Watchers. Actually, she lost 212 pounds, dropped fourteen dress sizes, four ring sizes, one and a half shoe sizes, and knocked 200 points of cholesterol. And, this wasn’t her first attempt at Weight Watchers. It goes without saying that I am on my way to buy her book to see what I can learn from someone so successful.
I have to admit, as inspired as I am by someone like Kim, I am slightly terrified. I want to lose 50-75 pounds. She lost 3 times that. If I don’t lose 50, after she lost 212, what kind of loser would that make me?