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The Time Has Come

Everyday, I am acutely aware of how my clothes rub against my body in ways they haven’t in a long time.  Everyday I feel just a little less “good” about my health. I know that my weight has been slowly creeping up. I know that I keep making excuses for myself. I know I kid myself when it comes to what I eat everyday. 



The time has come to get back on track. I don’t want to let things get too far out of control. I’ve been “working harder” at physical activity over the last few months, but I know I can do a better job when it comes to food.  I’ve gained at least 15lbs in the past 8 months and this needs to stop. I need to to better than stop – I need to take back control and take back the body I was once so proud of. 

This morning I signed up for another 6 month subscription to Weight Watchers online. 

7 thoughts on “The Time Has Come

  1. Girl. I am in the exact same place. It’s really bad. I honestly couldn’t sleep the other night because I was stressing about it (though my eating disorder probably had a part in that).

    But seriously — I decided just the other day that it’s time to get back on track. We can do it together!

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  2. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on WW!! I never struggled with weight until after my first baby was born (which incidentally was around the time I turned 30 — so not sure if my age had something to do with it as well). I slowly lost it after I had him, and then gained a lot of weight when I quit breastfeeding. Then I got pregnant with my daughter, and I was about 25 pounds heavier when I got pregnant the second time than I was the first time. I got back down to my pre-pregnancy weight quickly after having her, just because I was so overweight to begin with. And I slowly dropped a few pounds, but I’ve been about 20 pounds overweight for nearly a year.

    I was thisclose to signing up for WW a few weeks ago because they were doing a promo. I’ve never done WW, but I hear so many great things about it. But in order to save money from doing WW, I started keeping close track of everything I eat and all my exercise in MyFitnessPal.com. And I’ve lost 5 pounds in 2.5 weeks!!! I am so stoked to keep going. Never in my life have I consciously lost weight (as opposed to slowly dropping weight post pregnancy). I have 15 more pounds to go, but I feel like I CAN DO IT now, whereas even a month ago, losing weight seemed like such a daunting task.

    I know a lot of WW tips, so I’m incorporating those ideas into my daily diet. And once I get to my goal weight, I want to keep implementing the WW ideas I know about (like filling up on veggies and fruit, eating smaller portions, etc.).

    It has definitely been quite a journey. I’m excited to follow your journey!

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    1. I was so determined to lose weight after my second baby that I joined WW about 8 weeks after he was born. I did that, in tandem with breastfeeding and I loved the results. Not only did I lose weight, but I learned about making better food choices, portion control, restriction, and judgement. I maintained my weight loss for a good 2 years and it’s just been recently under this stress that I’ve been under that the weight has been coming back. I am feeling less motivated this time around, but they were having a promo and the tracking app is quite improved with lots of pre-programed brands with points values, etc. I hope I will love it as much as I did before – and with equal success!

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  3. It great. I am actually enjoying the on-line program. I go to meetings also, but I do not like the leader. she is a fat-a-phobe…… great person to be in that role. NOT! You’ll do great with your running, but good luck. I am managing about 1.6 pounds loss every week. It is very slow and will take me forever. But I am not thinking that far ahead.
    (I typed that fat ahead, talk about a slip)

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    1. Hahaha! Well, I’m already way above my points for today and I haven’t even eaten dinner yet. I will blame myself for having extra dessert after lunch, but it’s mostly because I am at a course away from home and have little self control. I will work on it (after I get my last sbux latte for this long drive home ahead of me)

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