I intend to use this blog to get feelings, frustrations, excitement and any thoughts of getting back to my goal(ok and maybe other thoughts not related to weight loss?). Feel free to comment as you see fit.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The journey begins again.

I started my Weight Watchers journey over 10 years ago.  I have had a lot of ups and downs with reaching "goal" 2 times.  The first time was back approx. 8 years ago.  My life did a 180 and I gained about 30lbs back.  My 3rd baby came along in 2006 then after I had him I reached goal again.  "Something" happened over the past 2 years that has brought me back to needing to lose again!  I thought about starting a blog after my husband suggested it simply to get out some thoughts and to hold me accountable.  I think he is right, if I have "followers" that are reading and following my progress then it should help me along the way.  I will be blogging along the way with feelings, thoughts, frustrations, achievements and just simply ranting.  I am 10 years older since I reached my first goal.  During the first time around I shed 65lbs and felt wonderful!  The feeling of being 5 sizes smaller was amazing.  Now here I am needing to lose approx. 30lbs again.  I am 2 sizes from goal, and really need to focus on getting back there.  Thursday is my weight in day so I will report back on those days as to how the week went.  I need to face the scale weather or not I had an "awesome" week or a not so good one.  It's all about the accountability with me, I have to go step on that scale and have someone else see my weight, there is no doing it at home for me...it just doesn't work!
Weight Watchers has been my key to success.  For those of you who know the program, I followed points for a long time and now I am doing the "simply filling" technique and that seems to be the one for me.  It's focusing on eating whole grains, fruits/veggies, and protein.  I try to stay away from the processed foods and the snacks.  It's hard with a family on the go!  The kids are all picky eaters so sometimes I feel like I am only cooking for myself and my husband.  I know, I should try to get the kids to eat the way we do, but sometimes it is just not worth the battle.  My Mom once told me, "she will be fine as long as she is eating something."  I guess she has been right, all my kids seem to be doing just fine.  I just don't want them to have a weight problem like their Mom. 
So with all that said, we will see where blogging takes me.  I am hoping that it will help in one way or another.  Until next time..


Vikki said...

I am so proud of you!!!! I will be here all the way for you!!!

Melissa said...

Thanks VIkki!!

Brian said...

I am looking forward to reading your feelings about this journey. It one thing to see it day in and day out but to read your thoughts will help me,help you better. Besides then I get to hear what you really say when I give you a crazy workout to do