Hey. So, here is my one millionth attempt at blogging. I’ve tried before, but I never seem to stick with it. I’ve also tried losing weight, and until this year, I haven’t had much luck with that either.
March of this year I started Weight Watchers. And here I am, 133 days later, still going strong. So, I figured I should share my journey if anyone out there wants to read it. And so on my “weak” days, I have something to read back on to see how far I’ve come.
I started my journey at the heaviest I’ve ever been, 201 pounds. I tried losing weight different ways, and its not that they didn’t work, its that I didn’t stick with it. I’ve done calorie counting using Lose It and MyFitnessPal. I successfully completed the 21 day fix. All those worked for me, but I didn’t stick with it. I gave up.
So, one of my employees at work had started weight watchers. I had also tried weight watchers before, maybe twice, and never made it more than a couple weeks. But, having someone do this with me made it easier. So I started out, again, from the top.
It wasn’t always easy, I’ve come a longways in the last 133 days. I’ve learned its okay to splurge on a desert once in awhile. I’ve learned that when you eat that desert, 10 minutes later, will it really matter if you had that?
The one thing I’ve done the whole time is track. Good or bad, track. Don’t lie to yourself, its okay if you go over, just count it. I’ve lost just over 25 pounds since then, down to 175 now, which I haven’t been at in about 2 years. I still have about another 40 to go to get down to a weight that is healthy for my height.
What made the difference this time? I wanted it more. I didn’t use excuses, I just did it. I made it easier for myself, found foods I enjoyed that were easy to make and I could make in advance. I stopped eating out for lunch and brought my lunch – almost every single day but one.
So, I’ll keep you posted on my journey. In 73 days my mother and I are headed to Hawaii! Cannot wait to go, and I cannot wait to feel comfortable with my body too.