Thursday, March 10, 2011

Week One of Weight Watchers

So today was my weekly Weight Watchers meeting and my weekly weigh-in. Dun Dun Dun..............

But don't worry! It was a great meeting.  I went in and I was telling myself that no matter what happened I know I am making small changes that will last a lifetime.  I walked up to the scale and stood on it, thinking to myself, this is going to be bad.  But then she read what the scale said, and I was pleasantly surprised!  I had lost 3.8 pounds in one week.  And guess what?  There was minimal effort involved to lose those three pounds.  I was amazed!  I followed the program and I am loving eating the foods that I've been eating and what does it show?  Lost weight!  I couldn't believe it..I know I keep saying that, but it's true.  I started thinking to myself, what could happen when I put in 100% effort all of the time, plus add in the activity to get moving? 

Today's meeting was about rewarding yourself.  Not in the way you are thinking.  Not rewarding yourself with a nice big fat piece of chocolate cake.  It was about patting yourself on the bag for the changes that you are making.  If you only lost .8 pounds, at least you lost and just think about all the small things you have done to change.  Our leader said that it was the small things that we did everyday, over and over and over again that got us in the position that we are in now.  So it's going to be the little things that we change for the better that will lead to weight loss and more importantly the permanent changes that are necessary to keep the weight off and maintain a healthy lifestyle!  I'm back on that horse and I'm gonna ride it farther than the horizon! I'm not stopping.  This was just week one!  I can't wait to report back to you next week.  I'm going to work hard and have fun.  I only have this one life so I'm going to make the best of it and live a life that's worth living in a body that I can enjoy that life with!

Signing off for now! Watch out world, here I come!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

So Far, So Good

It's been three days since I started Weight Watchers officialy and so far I've been keeping at it pretty good.  The first day was hard and I ended up going over my target points, but that's okay.  You are allowed 49 weekly allowance points so you don't feel deprived.  So far, so good.  I've been sticking to the program pretty good and I know it's going to get even easier as I go.  At least for a while.  I know once you hit week five it can get a little mundane and difficult to overcome the hurdles. 

Tomorrow I start my exercises again.  I'm going to start slow again and work my way up because I  stopped for a couple of weeks.  I'm ready to figuritavely 'jump back on the horse.'  Thank you again to everyone who has helped keep my spirits up.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I'm Back!

Hey again everybody.  I know a lot of you have been wondering where I am, but I assure you that I am back.  I have something to finally write about.  The last couple of weeks have been tough for me.  I hit the perverbial wall.  I wasn't losing the weight and I was having a few health issues that I had to go to the doctor for.  I was starting to feel bummed and that I wouldn't be able to get the weight off.  I was starting to feel like I was going to be like this forever.  But I'm back!  I'm ready to do this again.  I'm going to be doing things a lot differently now. 

I just joined Weight Watchers tonight with my father-in-law.  We are going together to help be each others support system.  Weight Watchers has changed immensly since the last time I went there.  The new Points Plus program really sounds like it's going to be a lot easier to do.  I have to remind myself though that I am not going to the meetings to just lose the weight.  I'm going to keep going to the meetings to keep off the weight and completely change my life for good!  I weighed in at 311.4 lbs.  That pretty much sucks, but I'm not going to let it get me down.  I'm going to really try to do this.  Wait...Scratch that.... I AM going to do this.  I have to take baby steps.  I need to find what works for me and I really hope this will work.  I'm glad to be back on my blod and I hope you all follow my progress.  My blog most likely won't be everyday, but it will be at the very least once a week after my meeting.  Meeting...ha...that kind of sounds like I'm in foody rehab!  I guess in a way I am.  I am addicted to eating.  Not necessarily over-eating, but just food in general.  I don't really know how to eat and I'm hoping that going to Weight Watchers will help me find that niche I've been looking for.

It sounds like the group that goes to the meeting we will be going to is a great group.  Krys, our meeting leader said that this week that group lost a total of 134 lbs!  That really lit a spark in me.  I think I'm going to like this group!  Like Krys says, "Success Breeds Success!"