I like food. It is delicious. That's why I like WW so much. I can still eat the food I like. I just track it. I think people are surprised by how much I can still eat.
Weight Watchers is teaching me HOW to eat. I am kinda getting a handle on portion control. I would not do well cutting out carbs or fat or chocolate completely. I know I sound like an ad for Weight Watchers but, to be honest, it is working for me. Since March I am down 34.4lbs. ALMOST 35 pounds... Soooo close. I am super excited and, to be honest, a bit shocked. I still have quite a ways to go but I am much closer now than I was in March.
I have stuck with it... Mostly. I have had times where I haven't tracked. I had a change in leadership at my original meeting time. That sort of set me back. I loved my original leader. The new one was super nice and had done her time in the program but she just wasn't what I needed as a motivator.
I was fortunate enough to find another leader whom I LOOOVE. She's funny and energetic. Her vibe works for me and, with one threat of viewing my food log, got me back on track.
Here is a shot of me from March as well as one of me from today.
My jeans are 2 sizes smaller and my shirts are definitely getting looser. I've learned a lot about myself during this process. First of all, I had NO idea what body type I am. I took a test and was WAY off when I guessed as opposed to putting in my measurements.I thought I was an oval when, in fact, I am a straight body type. My husband was the one who encouraged me to put my numbers in. He knew my type, even if I didn't. You can find yours here at Shop Your Shape. It's kinda fun and shows you what you should wear for your type. I recommend putting in your measurements.
Another thing I learned was that I have more self-control than I thought. I think writing it down really helps with that. It's easy to fool yourself when you don't see it in black and white. I know it's corny but I find myself saying "This doesn't taste as good as skinny feels".
I have also learned that, for me, this whole thing would be almost impossible if I didn't have the support of my friends. I've met an incredible group of ladies at Weight Watchers. I also belong to 2 different weight-loss groups on Facebook. The encouragement I get from all of these places is amazingly helpful. They let me vent when I'm down and cheer me on when I'm doing well. They say it takes a village to raise a child. I feel the same way about losing weight.
If you have been thinking it's time for you to lose weight but are scared, don't be. What's the worst that can happen? You try and only lose 5lbs? Well, then you are 5 lbs less than when you started. There will be ups and downs. If you keep trying you will find your rhythm. Give it a shot. If I can pull this off you can too.
Good luck and thanks for listening.