Sunday, January 11, 2009

Going Back in Time

If you have been following me for awhile you know that in January 2007 I joined Weight Watchers in an effort to lose some fat.

Here's my story.

I went back and forth whether or not I would share my journey on my blog, but in February 07 decided to finally talk about it.

By March I had lost 20lb, was exercising regularly and feeling pretty darn proud of how well I was doing. After a few ups and downs I finally lost 10 more to make my total over 30lb by July. I then got stuck in a rut until after the school year began where I jumped back into losing mode by counting the points and doing all the right stuff and made it in the 140's! Finally, in October I recorded my 40lb loss. By Thanksgiving 07 I was down to 140, but then the holidays came around and in January I was up 7.5lb. (I heard that groan...thanks for the sympathy!). I am happy to say that I did end up getting most of it off, but then got stuck in a rut losing a half pound this week, gaining it the next week, losing, gaining, it was a never ending cycle. I wasn't getting anywhere.

I became very frustrated with myself. Over the summer I relaxed more on the points if that was really possible and even discontinued my Weight Watchers memberships because I wasn't seeing any results. I am sure you could probably guess that my end of summer results were not good. When I returned to school in August I decided that I had to rejoin if I was going to get these final pounds off. Sadly, however, I casually counted, didn't follow all the good health guidelines from Weight Watchers and while I lost a pound or two here and there, I also gained a pound here and there so nothing much happened. I even tried an online weight loss challenge and after posting my before and after pictures still didn't seem to be getting anywhere. Basically, I had become one of them.

Which brings us pretty much to where we are today. Once again the holidays have rolled around and guess what...I enjoyed them a Christmas cookie at a time with my waistline showing it.

BUT...I'm back, I'm ready, I'm committed, I'm going to make my final weight goal, I'm doing it today!!


  1. Welcome back to program (I'm a WWer too). I really liked reading those older posts you highlighted here. Go Team Lynn!

  2. I'm back to the program too! Go girl!!

    BTW, I am giving away some personalized fruit rollups on my blog. Please stop by to visit. Also if you can, please share the info with your readers. I'd love to have some more entries! :)

  3. This weight loss thing is a tough struggle. Your body wants to hang on to this fat while you are tying to get rid of it.


    Wishing you the best in your continued fight.

  4. I know you can do it! We have to help each other.

  5. It's been a while but I am trying to make a come back w/the blogging this year. It's been crazy w/the baby and all. Anyway, love your new look and enjoyed reading these posts on your weight loss. Congrats!!!!


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