This is a “back dated post” as I journal my weight loss journey so far
Happy Birthday! Yes, it’s my birthday – and I’ve decided to join Weight Watchers. It was my sister’s idea. I’ve joined at least 4 times in the past, and have never really been able to stick with it. Seems I’m good for about 4 weeks, and then I eat all the chocolate I can find.
I remember back when I was 16 and I weighed 116 lbs and thought I was fat. And I ate nothing but tuna fish – which made me sick. If only I had known then I wasn’t fat and learned how to eat healthy and in moderation, I might not be looking at double that weight now.
My highest weight has been 241. That was back in 2010 when I was diagnosed with Diabetes. I quickly lost 40 lbs by just cutting out sugar. I switched my daily Coke habit to Coke Zero (I know, still bad for you) and didn’t have any chocolate. But in early 2013, I started putting the weight back on. I’ve been as high as 232, but I started Weight Watchers officially at 222 – so not as bad as it has been.
So I’m hoping this time will stick. I’m going to Las Vegas in August and would really like to lose enough weight that I feel good about myself. I’m not anywhere close to wearing a bikini – nor will I ever be – but I do want to look good in clothes again.
Here is a “before” picture of me and two of the kids. No clue what I weighed – but around what I do now. I don’t have many pictures of myself – I’m usually the one taking the pictures.