I've been very hesitant to mention my weight loss efforts anywhere online. Part of me felt like if I told everyone then I wouldn't be able to do it and people would just shake their head when they saw me eating a bag of chips.
In October I went to my first Weight Watchers meeting. I told myself I'd go to a few meetings and if I lost anything after following the plan I'd stick with it. Well here we are in our first week of January and to date I have lost 19.8 pounds. Once I reach 21 pounds (which I'm hoping for this week) I will have lost 10% of my body weight. I still have a long way to go but I have lost an average of a pound and a half a week since joining. I've had two weeks where I've gained a very small amount, but I made it through the holidays with no major setbacks.
This is not the first time I've tried to lose weight. I've tried and failed miserably for many many years. I think the last time I was a healthy weight was 1996, but I really don't remember. While I do have an underactive thyroid, I make no excuses about how I got to this weight. I ate whatever I wanted, drank a ton of regular soda and didn't exercise. Weight Watchers has really changed all of that for me.
I still eat things that aren't good for me. You may see me chowing down on some Route 11 potato chips from time to time and while writing the beginning of this post I was eating some dark chocolate. That's the beauty of Weight Watchers though, I can have those things if I want them! I haven't been deprived of anything since joining, I've just learned how to factor these things into my eating.
I have never once felt hungry on this program (except for weight in days when no one eats before the meeting). I've also become so much more active because of losing the weight and because of the great friend I've made at the meetings. My new friend Diane and I are training for a 5K and a half marathon! More to come on the running later, but I just wanted to share a little bit of my weight loss journey!