My Weight Watchers leader, Linda, shared this with me. Lida said that this was submitted by a successful weight loss member. Please enjoy it as much as we did.
Although I have LOST 92 lbs, I realized this morning how much I have GAINED!
I have GAINED a new healthier, balanced diet, a new variety of foods that I love that are good for me!
I have GAINED a BMI of 25 (down from 40), a healthier heart, a longer life.
I have GAINED a whole new wardrobe of cute skinny clothes!
I have GAINED the ability to go up and down stairs without huffing and puffing, walk all day without tiring, and keep up with my kids!
I have GAINED increased strength and coordination - and a new appreciation for fitness.
I have GAINED a respect for myself!
I have GAINED social confidence.
I have GAINED a sense of empowerment - my life is in control!
I have GAINED a big smile on my face when I look in the mirror and see ME again.
I have GAINED an understanding of how I got so overweight and what to do to avoid ever going back there.
I have GAINED a new way of handling problems rather than medicating myself with food.
I have GAINED the respect of others who didn't think I could do this, and never believed I would stick with it.
I have GAINED the knowledge that I am setting a good example for my children of a healthier attitude towards food and exercise.
I have GAINED faith in my ability to accomplish anything I commit myself to achieving!
I have GAINED a wealth of friends through this message board a circle of support that surrounds me daily!
See - "gaining" isn't such a bad thing!