I know it is cliché to write about losing weight after New Year’s but I have decided to do something for myself and join Weight Watchers. This is not a plug for Weight Watchers and I am not trying to make money from this, I just want to share my journey with you. Ever since I had my daughter seven months ago, it seems I have been stuck at 194 pounds. Yes, I just shared my weight with the public and it was not easy.
I have always struggled with my weight and I have always been a little chubby. I have accepted that my body type is not meant to be “skinny” but I know that my body is usually happiest around 155 pounds. So I have set 155 pounds as my goal weight. Even though that may still be considered over weight to some people, that is the weight that I feel healthy and good about myself.
Unfortunately, I am not one of those girls that has a baby and then bounces right back to their pre-pregnancy weight. So when I gained about 40 pounds during my pregnancy, it just stuck to me like glue. Everyone said, “Oh, breastfeeding will make the weight just fall off.” NOPE, not for me. I breast feed my daughter for six months and didn’t lose any weight. It gets harder and harder to lose weight with each pregnancy and with each year I get older.
For those of you who don’t know, Weight Watcher’s works on a point system. So each food item is given a point value and you are allowed a certain amount of points per day. I am allowed 30 points a day based on my age, height, current weight and my goals. You also get 42 weekly points that you can use whenever you want to cheat a little. I started Weight Watchers a week ago and my first week has been good, I haven’t felt hungry or deprived, YET.
My week 1 weigh-in was yesterday, drum roll please….. I lost 3.5 pounds. To be honest that is mostly from diet, I did very little working out. So that puts my current weight at 190.5 pounds. I am happy with that loss but I have to say I was a little bummed because I really wanted to get out of the 190’s. Hopefully next week I will see the 180’s on the scale.