Lose For Good

I’ll be honest, Jason and I expected better results this week than we got:

  • Jenny: -0.4
  • Jason: +1.4

We were frustrated and I’m feeling a little rebellious. After maintaining last week (when I wasn’t very good) to being really honest and tracking everything while staying in plan this week, I really did think I would lose at least a pound. Jason did better tracking than he usually does (but may have had some missteps on the days he skipped tracking) and he might have expected a bit of a gain, but was very upset at over a pound.

So, rather than be grumpy on our blog where we really try to be encouraging, I’m going to focus this post on something that is much more positive: Lose For Good.

Over the last seven weeks, members of Weight Watchers have been participating in activities (including losing weight!) to increase the amount of money that the company will donate (up to $1 million) to two major food organizations: Share Our Strength and Action Against Hunger. According to current estimated weightloss and event participation, Weight Watchers is on track to donate the full $1 million, just like they’ve done the last three years.

In addition to the money being donated to major food organizations, Weight Watchers has encouraged members to donate a pound of food for every pound of weight they’ve lost during the campaign. This food is donated through the meeting to local food groups. Ours will be donated to our local Harvest House.

Since Jason and I recently completed our first year of Weight Watchers, we decided to donate enough food to represent our total weight loss during the year. You can see the sign in the picture says we lost 115 (we were expecting losses this week, remember?) so we were counting our weight loss before it dropped. But that’s ok. It just means more food for someone else who needs it!

Lose For Good 2011

We may have been disappointed by our results this week, but there is no denying when looking at that picture, that the 112 pounds we have lost are impressive.

And that success can motivate us.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cynwise
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 11:16:44

    Woah. That is a LOT of food.


  2. Bika
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 12:28:21

    That’s a lotta cans! You guys started around the same time as my parents, so I can definitely say that I’m familiar with hearing about disappointing weigh-ins. I’ll just tell you what I tell them: You might be disappointed by the numbers this week, but you’ve come such a long way. I’m proud of you guys for sticking to it. 🙂


  3. Gaye Robison
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 12:52:01

    Impressive – wonderful accomplishment on both weight loss and donations.


  4. Elizabeth McLatchy
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 12:59:34

    Not perfection… direction. You are each successful. And many are reaping the rewards of your loss. I’m proud of you!


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