Friday, April 25, 2008

The Last 10 Pounds

If you are like me, you have been battling the last 10 pounds for a long time :) At this moment in time I am at my pre-baby weight, which is great but I am trying to get back to my pre-wedding weight. My sister says that this will be more difficult now after having Z but I don't care. I want to see that magic number again and I have been struggling for the past year to get there. I work out 5-6 days a week but I am stuck in this cycle....I will be 5 lbs away from my goal, then 10, then 12, then 8 then 11 lbs and it goes on and on. So I decided it was time for help, I rejoined Weight Watchers.

This is my third time on the WW bandwagon :) My first time was right before my wedding and I dropped all my beer drinking college weight. After about 6 months I made life-time status and then was able to go for free (as long as I stayed within 2 lbs of my goal). I was thinner and more fit then I had ever been and I felt wonderful :) The second go around was after the wedding. I had put on a few "newlywed pounds" and wanted them to come off. This stay didn't last long (maybe a month) and I gave up.

Weight Watchers is a great program for me if I am consistent and go to the meetings. I need to hear the leaders talk about ways to be successful. Listening to the suggestions for summer BBQ's, holiday recipes etc. is so good for me. I also need to face that dreaded scale each week in order for me to think about what I eat.

In general I am not a bad eater. I usually make healthy choices, my issues are with portion control, eating when I am stressed and worst of all eating when I am bored! My latest issue, as I have said before, is cleaning Z's plate or snacking along with bad. I love the WW program because it is not a diet but a change in your lifestyle. You can eat whatever you want as long as you stay within your daily points allowance. They then have a bank of 35 extra points to use if you have a party or a special event to go to and I use my activity points for my alcohol :)

The first time I was on the WW program, I became a bit of a basket case. I was obsessed with points and would call S in tears if I had gained weight (even 1/2 a pound). He began to resent the program and demanded that I stop. Well I think I have grown up a lot since then and I assured him that I would not become so obsessed with my weight this time. He has given me 3 strikes :) If I call him 3 times in tears, or I do 3 crazy things related to this program....I am out.

So here I go on this journey to battle the last 10 pounds. The AM workouts have been going well and I really enjoy having Z's nap time to get things done. Everything takes time and hardwork but I know that if I stick with the WW program I can find my magic number once again. We shall see ;)


A Buns Life said...

My husband and I never formally joined, but my SIL got us all the books and the points scale thingy. We both lost a lot of weight for our wedding and have been able to maintain it now for 7+ years, but if we do need to check ourselves just a bit we go back to measuring and counting for however long it takes (usually just a month or so) to get us right back to where we need to be. I think it is the best way! Good luck!

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