Thursday, August 20, 2020

Weight Watchers

 My weight loss journey had its ups and downs. In the past 4 years, it's been slow and steady. Like most women, I gained and lost weight over the years. I was ready to take control of that part of my life 4 years ago. I tried to lose weight by myself but I was not successful. I decided to give Weight Watchers a try. 

I had lost weight with Weight Watchers when my second daughter was born. I enjoyed being part of the meetings. I enjoyed the encouragement, teaching, and accountability. For me, it wasn't another diet: it was a way to win back my health. 

Stress led me to make poor choices with my eating. I wasn't happy with the result of those choices. I also did not have money to pay for Weight Watchers at the time so I decided to start a food journal anyway. I told myself that once I found a job, I'd get a WW membership. 

I started losing weight immediately and steadily when I signed up. I can say that once I joined WW, I have not gained weight. On average, I was losing super slow (10 pounds a year) but I was losing.

The slow process has taught me several things. The main lesson is, I can't give up on myself. I have to take care of my health and I need to be persistent in that journey. 

The Spring brought a lot of uncertainties to most people all over the world. I wasn't immune to those difficulties. I decided I wanted to lose weight instead of gain. 

The tough choice I made proved to be the best choice for me. My resolve caused me to get really close to my goal weight. 

I'm writing all of this to say that slow progress matters. Doing what you can with what you have matters. Following a program to the best of your ability matters. 

Getting help when you need is important because your health matters. 

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