I joined Weight Watchers today! Okay, so this is not the first time I have joined this program. In the meeting this morning, someone made the reference to being a "repeat offender" for joining multiple times. What will make this time different? Here are the lessons I have learned about weight loss from losing and gaining the same few pounds over and over again:
1. The balance of exercise and careful eating is key. Following Weight Watchers points without exercise is not enough and just exercise without changing your eating habits is not enough. Now I have to put together what I learned from the person trainer and what I am learning from Weight Watchers.
2. I need something to hold me accountable. I am not good at being consistent with my eating and exercise from week to week. After a good week, I seem to slip.
3. I have to go to Weight Watchers meetings every week. The center with many meeting times is not far from my house, so I have no excuses.
Each time I start to lose weight, I seem to lose motivation. My reasons for wanting to lose weight include:
1. I want to be happy with my body.
2. I want more energy.
3. I want to be at a healthy weight before I have kids. (This is becoming a much bigger motivation since I will be 28 soon.)
A few months ago, I caught The Tyra Banks Show when she and her guests all had their weight posted on their swimsuits. She did the episode in response to all the press about how she weighs 160-something. It was so liberating to see people of all shapes and sizes share their weight. Three women shared their "So What" statements. While Tyra is not promoting being unhealthy, she does not want people to get so wrapped up in this number. Thanks to Tyra, I am going to post my current weight and my progress each week. I was hesitant to post my weight until I remembered watching that show. This blog is one more way to hold myself accountable to weight loss and being more healthy.
Starting Weight: 166.2
I even had John take a "before" photo this morning.