Anyways I stuck with it for about a year (you can follow my journey by clicking on Weight Watchers from my chocolates varieties list in my sidebar), lost 40-some pounds and then found myself becoming very comfortable with how I looked. I could wear a size 8, run without being winded, had people commenting about how great I looked, and I was very happy with what I had accomplished. So I found myself counting less and less until I finally unsubscribed from WW and decided to take the summer off.
Now that summer is over and school is about to begin (let's not talk about it okay!!) I have decided to go back on the plan to lose the last 20 pounds and reach my final goal.
GOAL: Where a size 6 comfortably! (That is a size 6 in Banana Republic or J. Crew, which would be a 4 in real people's stores!!)
My last Weigh In post was April 21st where I shared this info:
Week 65 / +1 / -42
Yep, I ended it with a gain. Yuck! Now I have to confess something even worse. Since then I have gained 9 pounds from the summer. Even yuckier!! Can we say no exercise? Lots of ice cream? Way too many bbq's? Uh yeah. Not that I'm making excuses because I face it...I didn't exercise, I didn't count points, and I didn't think enough about what I was eating. Therefore I gained weight.
But no more! I feel my pants getting tighter, my tummy getting flabbier, and it doesn't feel nice at all. I remember as I was losing weight I would always have people ask about how I would make sure not to gain it all back. I was insistent that I would NOT let that happen and explained that I wanted to keep a 5lb wiggle room. As I was nearing the 5lb over my goal weight I would go back into losing mode to get back on track. That way I would stay right within my comfort weight range. I'm embarrassed to admit that I have exceeded my wiggle room by 4lb, not to mention wasn't even at my goal weight to begin with.
Better late than never though!! I realize now that it's time to take charge again. I actually resubscribed last weekend and here is the data I recorded...
Gained 9 pounds since last weigh in
Lost 33lb since Jan. 07
Today was weigh in and here are my results:
Week 1 (Take 2) 151lb / -1lb / - 34lb.
I know it's not much, but considering that I had very limited food in the house, it's that wonderful time of the month, and I was somewhat inconsistent with the points I am very pleased. I am aiming higher for next week and here are a couple goals that I will be working towards in order to make it happen.
- Count all points!! Every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
- Exercise daily for at least 15 minutes. Use Wii fit, walk outside, run on the treadmill...MOVE.
- Drink my water!!!
I know this week will be better and I can't wait to see my results!!
Saturday is my weigh in day and when I will post my weekly results. I would love for you to come by and hold me accountable!!