If you've been a reader of this blog for awhile, you know I've desired to lose a pretty crazy amount of weight for awhile now. Marriage and pregnancy have not been kind to me in the poundage department. I've tried detoxing to jump start my weight loss journey, I've tracked my food online, and I started doing yoga and Zumba.
And I still weigh the same.
To say that I'm frustrated with myself is an understatement. I'm just plain fed up with my lack of self-control when it comes to snacking (mostly at night) and portion control, my inability to manage my time well enough to get to the gym, and how quickly I throw in the towel on any given day after one small bad choice in food. I feel like a broken record, writing posts like this and then falling off the wagon a few weeks later. I know that the sixty pounds I want to lose didn't happen overnight but I seem to think that I should be able to lose at least ten of those in a week. I'm crazy, right?
Well, I joined Weight Watchers two weeks ago. I've done the program twice before, losing 15+ pounds both times but I'm very quickly realizing the advantage I had back then.
Our life was very different.
We didn't have 4+ jobs between the two of us, we lived in a neighborhood with sidewalks where you could walk or jog, and we weren't parents. We also lived a much simpler life ... but that's another topic for another day.
Looking for new recipes that all of us will enjoy for dinner, preparing a well-balanced grocery list, calculating the points for all of the Trader Joe's food we eat (because hardly any of it is in the WW tracker), planning ahead for meals for my work days, and trying to figure out when I have the time to squeeze in some sort of activity in my busy day is exhausting. I've only been doing this for a short time and I'm already not doing so hot with it.
I know this is a weight loss journey but right now, it feels like it's going to take me a lifetime to lose this weight. I want to go to my Weight Watchers meeting and be excited to step on the scale, not avoid my meeting because I know I haven't lost anything. I want to feel good about the size of clothes I'm wearing and that I'm not huffing and puffing after a strenuous walk. I want to feel confident in the way I look and feel. I want to get healthy before we have another baby.
I want to be a success story.
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