Thursday, July 20, 2006

Weight Watchers

Since I mentioned Weight Watchers yesterday, I figure that I should explain it a bit more.

I joined WW in January and have, so far, lost 54 pounds. I have MANY more pounds to lose, but I am committed to getting to my goal and staying there for the rest of my life. I’ve only lost weight one time before (unless you count losing 5 pounds when I did Slim Fast or the 10 pounds I lost when I went totally fat free for a few weeks in the early 90s- HA!), so I’m not very good at losing weight but REALLY good when it comes to gaining weight!! LOL!!!

I’ve learned that my portions have been WAY off. It’s not that I cook so incredibly unhealthy, but I eat soooo much. Well, I ate so much- all that has changed now.

I still cook things that my family likes and are fattening, but I’ve learned to modify them AND eat less. Oh, and I’ve actually gotten my husband to eat and ENJOY (key word there) many more vegetables!!!

Oh, and exercise. I’m not one to love exercising (my dad actually LIKES exercising!!! Why didn’t I inherit that???), but I’m learning to, um, appreciate it. I’ve been doing Leslie Sansone’s Walk Away the Pounds DVDs and walking on our treadmill. I do feel better when I’m done and I know it makes my heart healthier and it helps move the fat off my body.

So, over the course of the next year, I’ll be sharing the journey/struggle of losing weight. Who knows, when all is said and done, I may actually post before and after pictures!!! If anyone else is following Weight Watchers, let me know!! Let’s hold each other accountable!! We CAN overcome this!!! How do I know? “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” Philippians 4: 13 and “For sin (overeating) shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace” Romans 6:14.


Susan Godfrey said...

Good for you!!

I'm going to really try to lose all the baby pounds this fall after baby arrives. I've been holding on to all the extra baby weight through 4 pregnancies and would really like to loose them this time around.

Tammy said...

Congratulations on the weight lost! Keep up the good work!

Patty said...

Many of my friends are going to WW and reading, French Women Don't Get Fat. Wonderful ideas on eating with delight


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