Last night, a new member came into WW with about 10 pounds to loss. I thought to myself...Self, would you be motivated enough to come to WW if you ONLY had 10 pounds to loss? (I still haven't answered myself yet)
I came to WW with at least 75 pounds to loss. It took that long before I was motivated enough to do something about it. Another member at the meeting last night celebrated losing 70 pounds. She had been one of the members that I sat with while we were still losing together. I was near goal when she started at about this time last year. Is it more impressive to have someone do something about their weight when they are only a few pounds over weight, or is it more impressive when they have 100 pounds or more to lose?
Personally, I am glad I am not one of those who needed to lose 100 pounds. Even though I could stand to lose about another 10 pounds, I'll never reach that 100 pound mark. It is truly difficult to lose any weight, so I'm thinking that the member who loses 10 pounds is almost if not MORE impressive than the member who loses 75-100.
The member who lost 70 pounds last night, expressed the feeling that these last 10 pounds have been the most difficult. She lost the first 60 without needing to workout much and having a very easy time of it. Since, she has joined a gym, got a trainer and really had to work at losing 7 pounds in 3 months. Impressive?? 7 pounds in 3 months is still over a 1/2 pound a week and a very healthy way to lose.
Still mulling over myself to figure out why I should be impressed that I had to lose 75 pounds in the first place!