Monday, September 17, 2012

Weight Watchers

So I started Weight Watchers almost two months ago today.  I actually started on July 19th, a Thursday, 2012.  I am posting about it here in case it can help anybody.  

Long story short I weighed 102 when I got married to my husband in 1999.  Fast forward 13 years and I weighed 147 at my first weigh in.  Yes that is after two babies, who are now 7 and 9.  But really what  it came down to were my eating habits.  

I have always enjoyed working out, that was not my problem.  I probably worked out an average of 3 days per week.  It was the eating I had a problem with.  So...I joined Weight Watchers to learn how to eat right.  Believe me, I thought I was somewhat healthy before this, compared to most people.  What I found out was I was probably over-eating and drinking 1,000 to 1,500 calories a day.  NO joke!  

It was the snacking throughout the day, the extra piece of cheese, the bowl of cereal late at night just to feel comfortable (full) before bed, the unfinished snacks, ice cream, candy, meals of my kids, the eating for no reason eating...the after school binge (more on this later), etc.  

I have learned so much in two months and I'd love to share that with you.  I wish I would have blogged about this from the beginning.  But here I am...2 months later...and 12 pounds skinnier:)  I finally have learned how to eat to lose...yes I will start maintaining soon...I hear that's harder than losing, but for now I'm still losing.

I have set a goal for myself to get into the 120's as far as my weight.  I would love to be about 120-125 - this is pretty average for my height of 5'4" believe it or not.  I was certainly on the heavier end for my weight when I started according to the health charts.  

I am so excited to share my journey with you!  Ask me questions, quiz me, give me recipes, ask for advice, workout tips, whatever you want.  I desire for this to be an encouraging place, and by all means CHEER ME ON!!!!  

I will be posting daily meal plans that I am doing.  I am not saying eat this or that, simply sharing what I do...if it may help!  I will also offer advice on working out, working out on the job (I am a teacher), working out by making small changes, and funny stuff about losing weight (sweat, anyone).  

I hope you get encouragement when you visit - that is my full and only intention:)

So here we go....!!!


Sarah said...

I'm excited for you! What a positive step for your future and your quality of life. Definitely cheering you on.

Anonymous said...

Hello there, I found your blog via Google at the same time as looking for a related topic, your website came up, it appears great. I've bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.