July 21, 2011

A Milestone Day

My weight loss journey has not been an easy one. I have been on a plateau for months. Stuck. Going nowhere. It played with my mind. Toyed with my motivation. I really wanted to quit and just give in. I knew that the birth control pills I had to take were playing a big role in it though and knowing they were only temporary to treat another issue, I had to just hang on and wait it out.

It was so worth the wait.

Sure, I have been sick. Sinus infections are famous for killing the flavor in all things that are to taste amazing. Despite the two weeks of not wanting to eat much of anything, my appetite came back with a vengeance. Despite a slice of Dairy Queen chocolate cookie dough Blizzard cake I had a loss this week that brought me to an important place.

I lost 1.2 lbs and MADE MY 10% GOAL!! 

It is insane to me that it took 7 months to lose 20 lbs. I wanted to be so much further than this in my journey at this point. I'm not taking away from this milestone though- I knew that if I made it to this point, I could make it all the way to my final goal. I have another 40 lbs to lose and even though it could potentially take me another year to get there but today, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I AM GOING TO DO THIS!!

On WW, I CAN DO BOTH!!
I cannot say enough how much I love WeightWatchers. A colleague of mine wanted to join a program, and I begged her to join WW with me. She chose Slimgenics. I'm sure she has her reasons and to each their own. Yet, I've been watching her for the past week, struggling with her insane restrictions and complaining about the "Slimgenics" food she's being required to buy and supplement into her diet. She did lose 4lbs in one week, so you know it is working, but I asked her, "What happens when you reach your goal?" She said she could buy into the maintenance program if she feel she needs to the support. BUY into the maintenance program? Yikes. More like, see you next year when you have to start the program all over again because you gained the weight back and then some. Lifetime is one of my favorite and most motivating things about WW. I am very much looking forward to not having to pay anymore AND still getting the support I need to keep the weight off. I don't want a quick fix. So even if this takes me a year and a half, I know that I will be keeping it off for the next 40 years (or more) to come.

What is the best thing about losing 20 lbs? People have noticed. My husband has noticed. I need new clothes. I'm wearing SHORTS. I'm okay with swimsuits (that may always be a work in progress). I ran for the first time in a month tonight and it doesn't feel like so much work.

I already feel like a new person. And I love it. (And I'm crying happy tears right now).


1 comment:

  1. So happy for you! I have been stuck for a bit and just keep telling myself WW works. I just have to keep plugging away. So happy for you!

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