One year ago, I finally decided enough was enough. I finally realized that I wasn’t going to lose the weight just trying to do my own thing, since I had failed on countless occasions trying to do just that.
One year ago today, I signed up for Weight Watchers. I remember downloading the app and checking out all the features during commercials for the Golden Globes. I remember going shopping for all our new healthy foods and getting rid of the unhealthy stuff.
I remember going to Publix before the Golden Globes started and buying a terrible-for-me pint of Ben & Jerry’s and eating the whole thing during the awards show as my Last Hurrah! before starting our new healthy eating lifestyle the next day.
It’s crazy that it’s been a whole year. It’s crazy how much I’ve changed in these 365 days. It’s crazy that one year ago, I would have never anticipated the person I am today. I dreamed and dreamed about losing the weight, and I haven’t lost it super quickly, by any means, but I am so much closer to my goal today than I was just one year ago because I finally took action and did something about it.
One year ago, I had honestly never attempted to run for exercise. I ran when trying to catch up with people on a scavenger hunt my freshman year in college and maybe a few other times for those kinds of reasons, but now I can run. I can run a mile without stopping. I know that’s not much, but for me, it’s huge. I am so proud of myself. I hope to really work on it in 2015 and run a full 5K.
One year ago, I stepped on the scale to get my Starting Weight. I was 212 pounds and, frankly, miserable. I’m 5’4, so I was considered obese on the BMI scale. I hated how I looked in all my clothes and constantly felt like everyone was making fun of how big I was, even though I’m sure no one was doing that. I am an extrovert and I love to socialize and have fun, but I was starting to dread it solely because I had nothing to wear that I felt comfortable in.
Weight Watchers has truly changed my life. I have lost 54 pounds, gotten much more active, and gained so much self-confidence.
It’s not always easy, and sometimes I do eat something I shouldn’t or skip a workout. But I have so many opportunities to get right back on track. I never feel like, if I mess up once, that I should just give up. I just eat a healthier meal next time or get my butt off the couch and work out!
Weight Watchers is truly amazing. People can criticize the fact that I don’t eat clean or whatever all day long, but I will stand by this program forever. I know I wouldn’t have been as successful with something else that restricted what I could eat. I am definitely someone that, once you say I can’t eat something or touch this or that, I am itching to eat or touch it. I call it the Eve Complex. 😉
Getting to have anything I want on Weight Watchers, in moderation, has saved my life. I am about twenty pounds from my goal weight and less than that from being considered Normal on the BMI scale. I can run and I’m active and I usually really enjoy it (especially when it’s over!).
I am so excited to see what 2015 holds for me as I continue my Weight Watchers journey. I am so proud of how far I’ve come, and I can’t wait to see how far I’ll go.