As you can see from my info, I first found this area in 2004. It was my first time on WW. I lost 20 pounds in 12 weeks. I quit going, I gained it all back plus some. I went back in 2005, 3 pounds heavier than I started the first time. I lost 9 pounds in the same amount of time and quit going.
I went to meetings, I thought I was OP, but I wasn't, I was only counting points. I wasn't getting my GHG in.
On December 30, I went to put on my 'fat' stretchy denim jeans. I had to lay on the bed to zip them, then, when they were zipped, I couldn't lift my leg to tie my shoe. I wore them anyway, I had nothing else to wear that was any looser. They hurt so bad! I took them off when I was putting my pajamas on and there was a big pink indention on my waist.
That was my turning point.
It was time to do something for good about my habits (notice I didn't say weight, because my behavior is the problem, my weight is just the manifestation).
I hopped on the scale, I had been afraid to do that before. I wouldn't even go to the doctor because I didn't want to be weighed.
The first time I started WW I weighed 178.8
The second time I weighed 181.6
I never in a million years thought I would weigh over 200 lbs. That moment, I went online and found a coupon for WW online. I started Dec 30 and as of this morning, I have lost 16.4 lbs.
In the past, like I said, I counted points and that was it. If I had butter, I checked off healthy oil, because I figured an oil was an oil!
Not this time.
I have been 100% OP for 7 weeks. Being OP doesn't mean I eat carrots and celery all day. I have gone out for dinner and drinks with my friends, even had an irish coffee with real whipped cream! I meet one friend for coffee and bagels at Panera every week. I track it all. I make healthy choices. I get in all of my GHG.
The other times, I just counted points. I scoured this board for 'cheap' snack items. I was hungry most of the time because I was eating 100 calorie packs and other empty calories.
Before committing to WW this time I had a 'get real' talk with myself. I examined what I did in the past WW wise and how that worked for me. I realized that I needed to change my habits, because if I didn't, I would be back to WW next year, heavier than now.
Can I tell you how much better I feel! I am not perfect, I really need to exercise more. I encourage anyone who is waffling to really look at their tracker and see if they are getting all the GHG in. I noticed when I ate my fruits/veggies that I didn't crave sugar. I noticed when I didn't eat mindlessly at night that I didn't have any problems going to sleep. I used to toss and turn trying to get to sleep every night. I notice now that I am getting the sleep my body needs that I am able to think clearly the next day and make better choices.
I gained some of this weight because I worked night shift for awhile, being tired made me eat more to stay awake. What a terrible cycle I was in.
I have been posting/reading at WW online. It is a nice place, but I think that I have more of a BCB attitude now, finally.
I'm glad to be back home.