Sunday, November 10, 2013
I bombed out last May... I got too frustrated and stressed out with trying to maintain my diet. So I gave up yet again. Somehow it was suddenly fall and my weight hadn't budged.
I can't live my life like this. I need to get to a healthy weight. So I hatched two plans.
Firstly, when I did loose weight the critical factor was having to go in to be weighed. There's no way I wanted to blow the $$$ on HM again, so I started looking for alternatives. I settled on weight-watchers. I was nervous because it is a group meeting instead of a one on one, but I'm pretty outgoing and by the second meeting I started to enjoy sharing my little victories or whatnot.
The plan is much more realistic and easy to follow than HM. I can have a slice of pizza and not feel like I fell off the wagon. It's been about 2 months and I'm averaging about 1.5 lbs down each week. The great thing is that at the 2 month mark, where my ambitions usually peter out, I'm still committed.
I tried so many times on my own and the failures were really bogging me down. I went to WW without the belief it would work. I was very depressed when I started and had very little hope. Now I'm 3lbs away from my 10% goal and starting to get excited. My conclusion is that this is what works for me. I have to go and interact with others in person.
Also, my insurance covers the fees, so I have no excuse! Not that $13 a week is outside my budget. Just one less lunch out a week really...
I purchased 2 cookbooks (they were 50% off so I couldn't resist) and I'm looking forward to trying some new recipes. I tried one tonight and it was great. Tilapia and roasted veggies, yum! Now if I can just convince the dh to take me out tomorrow to pick up the rest of the ingredients I'll need...
The second part of my plan is to take my mom to Mexico in February. She's done so much for me and I'm not sure how much longer she'll be up for a trip like this. I also haven't seen her for two years as she lives several provinces away and the air fair is pretty steep. I'm so excited!!!! I have to get in shape for the beach. It might be unrealistic to dig out the bikini, but I should at least be able to be comfortable in my standard one piece suit.