My first week of Twitloss…
Here it is Tuesday afternoon and I’ve already re-writing this post 3 times in my head. The first time was immediately after my weigh-in on Monday.
The next time was last night when I went out to dinner and then today, after I’ve had some time to reflect. I think the fact that I have now mentally written 3 blogs about one week of weight-loss demonstrates what an up-and-down time I’m having with my current weight-loss journey.
I started my weight-loss journey over 13 years ago. It’s funny that my starting weight 13 years ago was roughly 5 pounds over my current goal weight. Hey, I had good metabolism and I was in my 20’s. My goal weight back then is impossible to reach now. I used the Weight Watcher program and was extremely successful. I was able to lose a lot of weight and keep it off. I am a Weight Watcher’s Life-time Member.
For a few years I didn’t need to really try hard at keeping my weight down. But after a couple of kiddos, it wasn’t so easy. I worked with my Weight Watcher leader to alter my goal weight to something more reasonable. And I was happy at that goal weight for over 2 years.
Fast forward to 2009. For some reason, I lost my motivation and will power. My workouts and gym schedule diminished. I ate a lot – portion control is my Achilles’ heal. But something else started to happen… I became an emotional eater. I would eat when I was bored. I would eat when I was stressed. I would eat when I didn’t feel good about myself. And I gained roughly 13 pounds.
What I’m talking about…
I’ve been in and out of Weight Watchers for the past few months. Never really sticking around. As a lifetime member I have to weigh in once per month. I’ve now committed to attending each week and staying for the meetings. My weight-loss week is from Monday – Sunday, which means that I have my weigh-in on Mondays. I kind of like this idea. Start the week off with a clean slate.
Last week I did my first week back on Weight Watcher program. My friends at Twitloss are a big reason for this. Twitloss was the idea of a group of great women on Twitter. Their stories and support have already helped me through the first week. And I did GREAT for my first week back, losing 3.2 pounds! So my post yesterday morning was going to be a big pat on the back for my hard work and making it through the first week.
However, yesterday I was gone the ENTIRE day until 9:00 pm. I had a long day and found that I was at my favorite Mexican restaurant at 6:30 pm and I was SO hungry. Well, I just “let go.” I had chips and salsa and stuff with cheese and sour cream. I had a margarita. I ate 2 brownies (small) for dessert. So my post last night was going to be all about the fact that as soon as I see progress I go out and sabotage myself. I felt like crap last night. And I was too tired to write a post.
Which brings me to today. I was so tired when I got up this morning. I did not want to do anything. But I went to the gym and completed 60 minutes of Body Combat and it kicked my butt. I ate sensibly and feel good about myself. I’m back on t
rack and where I need to be. My twitloss friend, Lynette, has been super helpful and I sure appreciate it! Same with all those ladies participating.
You are amazing! Thanks!
If you are interested in losing weight and are on twitter, use the tag #twitloss. Look for the ladies’ Twitloss Blog. They have great ideas and helpful information. Good luck, and if you need support, just let me know. We are in this together!