With crossed arms and a chip on my shoulder I made my way back to our Weightwatchers group last week. What a brat I was being. I didn’t even want to sit down until the meeting started. I wanted to prolong my rebellious way of living right up until the last second!
219 the scale rang up at (thankfully no sirens went off). Wow, I was back at my starting weight a few years ago before Remy was born.
This rebellious immature attitude was similar to the attitude I had we started our finances 2 1/2 years ago. Arms crossed, don’t tell me what to do, I am already an “expert” attitude. Seeing that scale ring up at 219 reminded me of when we first added up our debt – it felt like it was a mountain we had to climb that was near impossible.
It was very inspiring to see many familiar faces that had been in Weightwatchers when we stopped attending. Most of them had lost a considerable amount of weight and said they felt great. Hearing them talk about things we all know will help was like hearing it for the first time again. What were their ”secrets” of success? Surely there had to be some magic pill to this stuff?
Practicing discipline to stay within their food budget and sticking to their plan. Hmmm….these sound like the same keys of success to paying off debt.
Like our finances, weight loss is going to be a process. Take it step by step and day by day. Don’t panic about the amount to lose (or amount of debt to payoff), just focus on what you can do today.
On day four and already started to feel empowered and not trapped as I feared. The rebel attitude is starting to fade.
What is it that you are feeling rebellious about?
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