Six months ago, I was fed up with my weight gain and lack of fitness. (Previously, I had lost quite a bit of weight using NoS, but I regained much of it after a couple of tough years of injury and illness). And I decided to make a change. I joined WeightWatchers and started tracking my food. I certainly wasn’t perfect, but I was energized, motivated, and made some major changes. Here is a summary of my re-boot journey so far:
As of this morning, I have lost 29 pounds.
I lost 2 inches around my waist and hips. My tummy and thighs are smaller too. My face is thinner.
I bought clothes one size smaller – those are starting to be too loose on me too!
I have more energy for hiking and exercise. I can keep up with my friends.
I am eating healthier, and cravings for sweets/unhealthy foods are reduced.
Acid reflux/GERD is reduced by over 90%.
I tried many new recipes, food products and meals to keep eating interesting and varied.
All in all, I am very pleased with my journey. I have made progress!! I have lost all the weight I regained, plus another 10 pounds. I know I still have a long way to go; I would like to lose another 39 pounds. I will be continuing on with WW, and continuing with SparkPeople for support and motivation. And I am still following many of the principles of NoS.
Just over six months ago
My SIL called me to let me know a casual friend (Dee) from a long time ago (when I lived in California) was very ill, and Dee's sister was hoping to track down my friend KC to let her know. I didn’t expect Dee to remember me or want to talk to me, since it had been over 25 years since we had last talked (we lost touch after she relocated to Texas due to a job transfer). But I reached KC, and KC called me after she reached out to Dee to say Dee really WOULD like to hear from me again. Dee is in hospice with Stage 4 cancer (originally breast cancer; now also in her colon), and she is on oxycodone and morphine for pain. (Despite the many problems our society has with narcotics, they are a true blessing for keeping terminally ill patients comfortable). Dee is still lively and delightful during short conversations. She is grateful that she traveled so much while she could, and that she gained a whole new circle of friends while mastering bridge. I am really glad we talked, and I will call her again. I guess this is a reminder to stay in touch and value friends while we can. And I am glad that Dee was focused on all her past fun activities and good friends.