Original blog date: 6/6/13 - Someone Finally Noticed
Saturday, June 15, 2013
I've been on WW for around 6 weeks now, and I'm halfway to my goal weight, meaning I've lost about 10 lbs. Finally someone noticed that I've been getting somewhat more....svelte? Less ample? Not as puffy?
While that's encouraging, I'm now at the point where I'm not so sure losing 20 lbs or so would be enough. I see the people around me and I look at myself and I see a little porker. I can't imagine that losing only 10 more lbs would make me look significantly better. There's still a lot of lumps poking out everywhere, and I still have jowls that I am determined to get rid of.
The good thing is, I feel like I am not being as crazy about my weight loss this time around, as I have been the other 4 or so times I tried WW. I think that in the past I was kind of punishing myself for ever getting to the point that I had to even go on a diet. This time, while I still hate that I got this way, I am approaching it as more of a long term lifestyle change than as torture. I'm paying attention to my hunger signals and find that I don't crave junk as much - in fact I'm on a major kale kick right now. I also don't cringe at the thought of having to consistently exercise and mindfully eat for the rest of my life.
Also, I find that I'm enjoying exercise - a big reason why is that I get all amped up with my favorite music (currently that's Daft Punk's new album) and I find that I look forward to working out.
So, we'll see how I feel when I've lost 10 more lbs - perhaps all the extra lumps and my jowls weigh exactly 10 lbs, and by the time I hit my goal weight I'll really be svelte and no puffs will remain.