A few years ago, I did Weight Watchers with amazing results. I lost something like 60 lbs. I felt great, I looked great, and life was great. A maintained the weight loss for a year. Then, I had the winter of stress and illness. If a virus was going around, I got it at least once. I had the stomach flu like 3 times, and I had every horrible cold that went around. It was horrible. And, during that time, food was not my friend. I found only certain things tasted good and settled well. Also, during this time, I was having the issues I had had my senior year of college when I had gotten sick, I didn’t want to go out – I wanted only to stay home. Going out was an anxious event – what if I started to not feel well, what if there was something I couldn’t eat…what if. (There is a lot of anxiety in my family, so I’m well aware this this clearly shows I may have some of it too.) That time was the beginning of the end for me.
Today, I’m back up. I’m not up to where I was at when I started Weight Watchers, but I’m headed that direction if something doesn’t change. And, something needs to change. I’m not feeling great about myself, I’m not fitting into my clothes, and I’m overall not happy with the fact I let myself get here.
It is time to restart the process. It is time to start point counting and exercising. No more excuses. I want to be the active person that I once was.
Starting today, I’m going to use this site to hold myself accountable once a week. I’m going to capture how the last week felt, issues I’ve had, what I’ve done to overcome them. I know I can do this. I just need to stop talking about it, complaining about it, and thinking about it – and, to use the well-worn Nike phrase, just do it.