Non-scale Victories & Other Weight Loss Miracles

December 30, 2008

I’ve Got No Momentum…

Filed under: Thoughts on Weight Loss, Weight Watchers — Carol @ 8:12 am

I’m not quite sure what it is, or why, but I’ve had a total lack of momentum for the past few weeks. This is not due to anything Weight Watchers-wise. This is due to me and my current state of inertia.

I have not been tracking. I have not been drinking my water.  I have not been checking the Weight Watchers message boards much. I have not, at least not up until this past Sunday, been to the gym. This has been going on since mid-November. I know when I go to a meeting later this afternoon, that I will show a gain. Not a horrible gain, but a gain, nonetheless.

I’m about 99.999% sure that my inertia has nothing to do with Weight Watchers, whatsoever. It has to do with life stuff, the weather, computer issues and finances, mostly finances.

Right now, I’m on a laptop borrowed from the office because the fan on my computer died. I received the replacement fan yesterday, installed it, and now my computer won’t fully power up for some reason. So, I’ll need to figure that out and get it working again, or, get a new tower for $200-$400, which I really can’t afford right now. So, I’m a bit bummed out about the computer.

The weather is another story. For the most part, it’s been grey, overcast, and/or rainy most of the last few weeks. It’s very hard to get motivated when it’s dark out when you wake up in the morning, and it feels like 10 o’clock at night by 4 o’clock in the afternoon. It’s also very hard to psych yourself up to walk a half mile to the gym and back  in the rain. I know, I should work out at home, but I just haven’t been able to get motivated enough to do it much.

On a positive note, the new cats have been a great distraction! I’m getting past my initial guilt over leaving them locked up in “kitty jail” (aka my bedroom) when I leave the house for longer periods of time. Ditto for my worries that they’ll get into something they shouldn’t and get hurt, now that I’ve basically kitty-proofed everything. (At least I scored some Activity POINTS for all of the housework and de-cluttering I did!)

I’m making progress, though. The sun was out on Sunday morning, so I went to the gym. I’m meeting a friend in the city, and am going to a Weight Watchers meeting beforehand. I’m going to start tracking again today, and try to find something to get me re-motivated. Wish me luck!



  1. Boy I sure do understand about how life circumstances can just kill momentum. The end of november and the start of december were probably the hardest few weeks I have ever had in my life. They just killed my momentum and spirit. I was pretty broke I tell ya. I am up now though, walking within my points, exercising, and blogging about it. Thanks for your honest post.

    Comment by run4change — December 30, 2008 @ 8:25 am

    • Thanks!

      I guess the only way to get through it is to actually go through it, huh? At least we’re both aware of what’s going on, and are working on getting our momentum back. That’s a good sign, no? 🙂

      Comment by Carol — December 30, 2008 @ 9:12 am

  2. Yeah momentum and motivation are hard to get. But you’ll get them back. I hope that your computer is an easy fix!

    Comment by Natalia Burleson — December 30, 2008 @ 2:13 pm

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