After my younger daughter was born, I gained some weight. Okay, that’s a bit of an understatement. I, who before I had my older daughter, had the metabolism of a hummingbird and couldn’t get my weight above 112 pounds (until my thyroid went bad after one baby), hit my highest weight of 181 pounds in 2003. I was very unhappy on a multitude of levels. Finally I decided to join Weight Watchers, and I had great success! Here is me before Weight Watchers:
And here I was after I hit my goal:
But I have two problems with keeping my weight in the vicinity you see above. I love food, and I’m horribly lazy. I hate to exercise, unless I’m already in shape, which is kind of hard to be if you don’t exercise. Lately, I’ve put too much weight back on, so I took the plunge and re-upped with Weight Watchers. I hate spending more money, but I absolutely need something to be accountable to, and the online system worked for me in the past. So here I am, counting points again, working my way back down to roughly 120-125 from (gulp) 156.
Yes, you saw it. I just posted my weight. ON PURPOSE.
I’m also 42 years old, in case you were wondering. No? Oh, okay.
So I’m going to be doing my best to work back down to a better, healthier weight and get more active. And I’m actually going to blog about it. Call it double-accountability, if you will. I’m not doing it for swimsuit season or for my anniversary or any particular thing. I just know I feel better physically and mentally if I maintain a decent weight. And I also know I have lots of pretty clothes I can’t wear right now because I’ve been a lazy glutton.
Fortunately for me, though, Weight Watchers has lots of yummy recipes that I can draw from; and, frankly, I’ve been making them all along, but not sticking to the proper portion size. Funny how that works. I can cook low-fat meals, but if I eat two portions, it does me no good. (Man, I love to eat. I love food. This is also why I need to exercise more.)
If you’re losing weight, too, chime in and let’s encourage each other along the way! We can do it!