I have been overweight since I was 19 years old and I keep gaining weight as I get older. I have had twins and a singleton but that is no reason to be as overweight as I am. I was simply not motivated to loose weight and on some days I still struggle with that motivation (or lack thereof). My love of food does not help either but that will only motivate me to reinvent the recipes that I love.
A couple weeks ago I decided to join Weight Watchers. I joined about 3 ½ years ago and lost 35 lbs. Financial strain got the best of me and I quit. However, Weight Watchers was successful for me and I really liked how it worked. About 10 days ago I weighed myself and the scale said 326 lbs. Ouch, right? Yes, it was most definitely time to join Weight Watchers again for myself AND my family. There are things I can’t do with them because of my size. When we go to the amusement park, I can’t ride any of the rides with my children. I barely (or not at all) fit in a stadium seat so going to the ball park is fun… for them. Don’t even get me started with the water park (that we have season passes to). The only reason I get into a bathing suit in front of everybody is for my kids. I know people stare, I can feel them staring but my kids love going to the pool so I do it for them.
After weighing myself two weeks ago and deciding that I was going to join Weight Watchers on Saturday I also decided to eat whatever I wanted for the week leading up to the big first weigh in. (If you’re not familiar with Weight Watchers you weigh in at a meeting once a week and only you and the person that works there sees your weight.) That was not the brightest idea I’ve ever had. This past Saturday I went to my first meeting and come to find out I had gained a lot of weight since last time I weighed myself. I now weigh 343.8 lbs. What was I thinking!?!?! I enjoyed my first meeting and I chose to buy all the material to get started. I am now a member of Weight Watchers and on the PointsPlus plan. I am going to share my story with you and I hope to help others get motivated to loose weight and get healthy as well.
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*These thoughts are my own and Weight Watchers is not paying me to endorse their brand or products.