|Start Weight:||(08 Sep 07) 192.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(24 Jul 08) 167.2 lb|
|Goal Weight:||155.0 lb|
following: Weight Watchers
performance: losing 2.8 lb a week
I've lost 20 pounds on Weight Watchers. But, what I'm most proud of so far is that I have been with Weight Watchers for 18 weeks now! They say if you can stick with a diet for 16 weeks, you will succeed. This is very very good news considering the road I started on. I've been a yo-yo with eating. I've even starved before!
I was a little anorexic in college, too. So, it's taken me a long time to commit to this. Even after joining, my heart was only half in it. Once you have been addicted to something, you never forget the euphoria of it. A little exposure to deprivation would be like an alcoholic sipping some wine. I was afraid to take a sip of dieting. I might just drink the whole bottle! This added some anxiety to my points monitoring. But, I realize I can control eating no more than I can get a grip on NOT eating. I need to stay in a slow moving program and this one is really working for me.
Being healthy is my main priority. It is very important for me to stay in tune with my level of stress and deal with it. I journal, cook, and organize. I've stopped putting myself last and started saying no. I force myself to do the things I love and get out and away from the TV. I think we get too wrapped up in what's going on with everybody else and our own obligations, that minding our health is just a pain. Sometimes the phone rings with a client as I'm going out the door to jog and I have to tell myself "for the next hour, you are officially unobligated". Conversely, I sometimes want to exercise twice and no matter how fidgety I get wanting to do it, I have to slam on the brakes. One pound a week is great. If I could do that, sustain that, then one year from now I'll never have to worry about the yo yo again! Hoorah!