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Anybody see the Weight Watchers meeting on Mad Men the other night?
nursingbug posted:
For some reason I found it cringe-worthy, that is exactly the experience I have had at meetings. Recently I have had a lot of terrible things happening in my life, and the idea of crying because I gained or maintained one week seems so trivial right now- but at the same time I understand the frustration.
SW 320 CW 247 GW 200 Pregnant and maintaining weight, for details see my story!
Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
I know what you mean about putting a weight gain into perspective. When I am having a tough time, it's hard to relate to seemingly small things that are a "crisis" for another person.

My mom was a life long Weight Watchers member - I have vivid memories of that food scale, water packed tuna and the super thin Earthgrains bread we had in the house.

abnersmom responded:
Hi Nursingbug, Glad to see you back. sorry that you have been having a rough time.

I saw the episode too. I've never done Weight Watchers. Do they still do it that way? I have a friend who joined and they wouldn't let her take her shoes off to weigh in. She quit (I'm sure she was just waiting for an excuse to do so, but...). The episode does put in perspective how we can put too much emphasis on what the scale says.

On the other hand, in a twisted way, I had to laugh when January Jones squirted Reddi-Whip straight into her mouth.
nursingbug replied to abnersmom's response:
that was pretty funny- with the reddi-whip
They don't announce the weight to the group, but they will read a list of accomplishments at the beginging of a meeting if you are ok with it- like milestones, 20lbs lost, reached 10% goal, made goal, whatever.
I always took my shoes off to weigh- I did it in every season, so I knew that had nothing to do with the scale, some of my shoes weigh a lot!
My cross right now is a troubled pregnancy- my unborn daughter has congenital diaphramatic hernia- a life- threatening condition where the stomach, intestines, liver etc develop in the chest, competing with the lungs for growth. She only has 21% of normal lung volume; we are traveling out of state for her birth so a specialist can care for her- but her survival rate is still only 65%- there is no known cause of it.
So everybody don't take this the wrong way, but when facing the death of your child before she is born, you come to realize that being fat isn't the worst thing that can happen to you! But I still plan on working on it when I have the emotional energy (and the physical energy) after I deliver; I am eating as many veggies as I can and walking as my back will allow. I haven't done everything I can do, and have gained more weight than I would have liked, but I have lost it before and have confidence that I can lose it again.
SW 320 CW 247 GW 200 Pregnant and maintaining weight, for details see my story!
abnersmom replied to nursingbug's response:
Oh Nursingbug, my heart goes out to you (and prayers if you don't mind). You are going through something that I cannot imagine and no one should have to do so. You are so right about there are more important things than worrying about the weight right now. Please keep us posted.
Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to nursingbug's response:
(((hugs))) to you nursingbug!
jis4judy replied to nursingbug's response:
Oh nurseing bug
My heart goes out to you ! I will pray and hope the baby girl is ok at the time of birth miracles do happen
Hugs Judy:)
Sw 247 Cw 149ish

remember the gold isn;t in the prize it is in the journey!
life may not be the party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance!
brunosbud replied to nursingbug's response:

So sorry to hear about such troubling developments for you and your family. Best of luck (and health) to everyone.

Just remember that weight loss is only one barometer in a person's health quest. It's visible and easily measurable so we tend to invest most of our focus on the bathroom scale. Still, its just one...

During the course of each day, we have infinite opportunities to improve our build gain add catch some much needed rest. And most, importantly, to laugh, be happy and enjoy some peace and quiet. The beauty about all these "opportunities"?

There are (1.) always available, and (2.) just for you...

no matter how much you weigh...
Alarantal replied to abnersmom's response:
The episode does put in perspective how we can put too much emphasis on what the scale says.
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SharonNVirginia responded:
Dear NursingBug,

I will pray for your daughter, you and your whole family. Yes, the scale pales in importance. I hope you can stay as calm and positive as possible in the face of this life storm. Continue to make positive eating choices to make that young lady as strong as possible in utero so that she can come out fighting!


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