Tuesday, March 20, 2012
I can't decide what I like more, counting calories or counting points with Weight Watchers. I've had success with both...
I lost around 20 lbs in 2010, kept it off for most of 2011 but then gained back about 12ish. Now I'm trying to get back on track.. I lost a little, because when I first realized I'd slowly gained it back, pants I couldn't wear back in November are fitting a little less snug. However, the hardest goal to make has been working out. Just like with mostly anyone I know.. it's a love/hate relationship. I know once I get back in the habit I'll feel better and I'll get back into the mode, but it's been hard. We just moved across country so I have no friends. The husband finally feels like he's getting "fat" (but really its like.. a tiny bit of pudge..) but he wants to start working out. Even if I don't have him walking right beside me, it motivates me to just have someone go down to the park with me, even if he is running laps around me while I walk as fast as I can. I never realized how much my friend in Virginia really motivated me to lose those 20lbs that I lost. So, my husband has agreed to start going. We've sat down and had a talk about both of our eating habits. He loves fast food (as do I) but my number one comfort food is sweets, chocolate, cake, ice cream, bad stuff. I've had a taste for apples the last two weeks, but still, I also had some ice cream this weekend, and trust me, it wasn't low fat or anything... (But it was delicious).
One thing that helps me is viewing motivational blogs, like on tumblr and on here. I also have several friends across the country who are also on a weightloss journey and their stories also inspire me. I think about things that worry me, such as the fear of getting on a plane and being too fat for my seat. It's scares me and makes me want to cry. I would be mortified. My husband and I are wanting to plan a summer 2013 trip to Iceland, so I really want to get some weight off so that we can have a great time exploring. I just have to keep up the motivation. He and I have to remember to support each other. Though, his idea of supporting is a little rougher than mine, so we will have to work on that..
My mind is clear and focused today.. here's to making it stay that way.