Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Amy: Week 2 Every four weeks or so...

Image courtesy of Stock.Xchng It's that wonderful time each month when I'm reminded of my womanhood. Of course weigh-in this week will be somber and I doubt I will hit the twenty-five pound mark as I had hoped. Fingers crossed I'll hit it next Tuesday.

I'm grumpy and bloated and feeling deprived. We all get this way, right? The old me would have wallowed and headed to the freezer for ice cream consumption, but luckily I've stayed strong. It's reminded me once again that emotion is such a piece of this weight loss pie. See, I'm thinking about pie again?? Ugh. So I'm not going to dwell on those things I'm avoiding. Instead I'm going to talk up a most fantastic event beginning next week.

On September 7th, Weight Watchers begins a most amazing campaign: LOSE FOR GOOD. For six weeks (September 7 - October 18), for every pound lost by its members, WW will donate the equivalent of one pound of food to Share Our Strength up to ONE MILLION DOLLARS. Internationally Action Against Hunger is benefitting from the program. So for doing something good for me, I get the added bonus of doing real good in the world.

I did some calculating and assuming I continue to lose about a pound and a half each week for the next five weeks (I have to account for another visit from Mother Nature of course), Weight Watchers will donate the funds to help feed a child for a month! A MONTH! What an incredible motivator - it might be just the push I need to start moving more. I've got the eating less down for the most part, the moving more...

So think thin thoughts for me won't you? By the next time you hear from me, thousands of pounds will have been lost and thousands of dollars will be working in this country and this world to end hunger.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by Gustav this weekend. You can contact the Red Cross to help with relief efforts.
Okay, I'm going back to being grumpy and deprived.


ShannanB aka Mommy Bits said...

That is a great idea for a campaign. I am going to have to look into it, especially now that I've joined WW online!

Kate The Great said...

Hey I think it would be great if we were walking buddies!

Maybe we should go walking/campaigning for The Big O?!!

Anonymous said...

That Weight Watchers campaign is such a cool idea. Doing good things for yourself and others all at the same time.