As my first official return to WW, I was hit with shock when I entered my points for a Roasted Turkey sandwich from Subway. On the old plan, a veggie sandwich was 4 and now it's 6; a turkey was 5 and now 7. Part of me forgot that I was on the new plan and had the "what the heck?" come out. "It's supposed to be 4 for the veggie, not 6! How can a turkey be 7?" Points shocker has gotten to me more than I thought.
Up until I'd reached goal February 2010, life was pretty great. I was regularly going to the gym after work (despite that the commute from work to the gym is 1 hour); both my husband and I were working. We had a little extra money for fun. Once I hit goal, life seemed to spiral downward and I struggled a bit to deal with my weight. My husband got laid off and we really had to stick to budget and begin being frugal. Frugal meant that I had to monitor how much gas I was using. Those extra 20 miles round trip to the gym were cutting way too much into the gas bill; and eating out came to a complete halt.
After much stress and worry, along with some extra unwanted pounds, I'm back on WW, even if just for a little bit. I want to get back in control before my weight really begins to spiral in a direction I don't ever want to go back to.
Failure has taught me more about myself - who I am and want to be. It's taught me patience, motivation, prioritization, faith, flexibility and coupon clipping. I've learned how I want to feel; to be motivated by my successes; and more importantly, to be honest with myself. I've learned to treasure the little things in life and get back to my basics.
I got a happy unexpected surprise tonight as I walked from my car to my house – I found a $1 bill on the ground with no one around to claim it. How about that?
Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
– Joshua J. Marine
What's failure taught you?