Confession Time

This post is one I wasn't sure I wanted to post... but I think it may be of help to others maybe someday, somewhere and if that is the case- I have to post it.

Confession: Despite my efforts at the gym (3-4 workouts a week since February!) and my attempts to reduce portion sizes and eat healthy on my own- I failed. I did not lose any weight. In fact, I gained weight.

In the past, there has been one thing that truly knocked the pounds off of my booty, and that my friends was following Weight Watcher points. Though-(here's yet another confession) I never actually joined Weight Watchers before (couldn't afford any extra expenses at the time) and I just bought all of the books and tools off of Ebay. Anyway, this time around, I'm a little bit more financially secure and after coming back from our cruise/trip (and seeing the pictures- sigh) I decided to commit to change and I joined Weight Watchers Online. Paying member and everything, lol.

Today is day two for me. Yesterday, my first day, wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be and after work, I went grocery shopping and stocked up on an arsenal of points friendly but still tasty foods. Today was even easier than yesterday (well, I suppose it's not over yet...). One thing I like is that you earn points for exercise too, so essentially, if I workout, I can "earn" a treat- which makes this all feel very doable. As it was, my workout routine really already was a good fit for this plan. My biggest adjustment is my eating. I was already eating pretty healthfully during the day, and even after dinner- but I often blew my portion control during dinner.

One of the factors motivating me (besides seeing myself in recent pictures- ugh!) is that my 10 year high school reunion is coming up in a few months. If I stick to this plan to a "T" from now until then- I should actually be at my goal weight in time! THAT is VERY motivating.

The reason I didn't want to post this, was shallow and silly. I worried that someone who I might see at the reunion might read this blog and know I haven't been thin these whole ten years- and my secret existence and the "girl who got chubby after high school" would be known to all. But, ya know what? I had a kid. I gained weight. Now, I'm going to lose it. If I'd stayed thin all this time- being thin at the reunion wouldn't be an accomplishment- and I want to be able to be proud of my accomplishments- so I'm ok with this :-)

Wish me luck! Also, I will be occasionally posting recipe ideas that are point friendly, to help anyone else who is doing WW and might be reading this blog.

If there is anyone out there who is doing WW, let me know so we can swap ideas!
Also, if there is anyone planning to join, lemme know and I will tell you where to get the coupon code to save money on the initial sign up costs.

5 comments:

  1. Good Luck! Its not easy or we would all be skinny right! Seeing results is the bestest best part! Im not doing WW just portion control, alot healthier, and a kick butt trainer...12 lbs down and counting! All the stories of weight loss are motivating for all us moms on the journey to get our bodies back. :)

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  2. Hey Natali, I'm interested in weight watchers so any info you have would be appreciated! I also have my ten year reunion in August and would like to lose weight, but honestly, I've been trying for 2 YEARS to lose weight and have maybe, maybe lost 5 lbs, so I've about had it.
    Any don't worry, you're not alone. I have the same weight worries, although I was big in high school to begin with! But it doesn't mean I don't want to lose weight anyways!

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  3. Good luck, and who cares what people think! As long as you're happy in the end, that's what counts. Zumba is a great way to burn lots of points if they have that at your gym. I love your bio by the way!

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  4. Good luck with Weight Watchers. I am a big fan of their point system. My husband lost a lot of weight a number of years ago on that program and I used it after my first son was born to loose the final five pounds I couldn't seem to shake off. I just started it again a little over two weeks ago. Figured it was time to shed the final 10 pounds from baby #2.

    If you are looking for some yummy recipes I suggest Devin Alexander's The Most Decadent Diet Ever as a resource. I have tried a lot of the recipes in there and I really like them. I find that her recipes are simple and easy to prepare. She also includes nutritional information and portion size as well (important if you are doing WW).

    Good luck Natali!! I know how badly you want this.

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  5. Shea: 12 lbs is AWESOME! Keep up the good work! It's not easy, we all know- but it is worth it!

    Jaymi: Glad to be doing this with you- we will totally make our goal in time for our reunions- we're determined!

    Gina: Thanks for the encouragement-I LOVE LOVE LOVE Zumba :-)

    Melissa: Thank you for that recommendation! I think I'm going to pick that book up tonight!

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