Sunday, April 15, 2012

April, life and maintenance

Hi everyone,

Middle of April?? Where has the time gone? Well I figured it was a good time to share some updates in my life

I am lifetime with Weight Watchers! I have been for about 5 weeks now.
It's so weird in so many ways. I am still struggling with my points in-so-much as I can't seem to get my daily total right and I keep losing. I KNOW it's annoying to hear someone is losing weight without trying! I get it.

I have only been losing .5 or .8 each week and am still within the Weight Watchers healthy weight range but I am working on NOT losing and staying the same. I was told this was the hardest part and it's true. It's hard to work out as hard as ever and not expect to see a loss on Fridays. I am still adding a point a week to try to stabilize myself but it's slow because you have to give your body some time t adjust to the new point amount.

Also it's the first time EVER that I have been told to 'NOT lose any weight'. It's almost ingrained in me that I am overweight and always will be.

It's also weird to not weigh in each week-I know I *can* but don't *have* to. I have been taking advantage of the 'courtesy' weigh-ins that Weight Watchers lets you do whilst I am still getting used to being lifetime.

I have to admit its also hard to know that once I weigh in, I dont *have* to for a month and the urge to go grab some Ben & Jerry's and sit in my car and eat it is there sometimes but so far I get my skinny coffee from Starbucks instead :-)

At the end of the month, Laura kessel has asked me to come talk about my experience losing weight at a weigh in for a contest the local paper has been running. I don't know what it will be like but I am always happy to try to help someone. Losing a large amount of weight is so daunting.

Aside from that, the only other news I have is my sweet 7 year old is now a sweet (usually!) 8 year old. It was a week of birthday celebrations and I am glad it's over for a while. I wish I could freeze time, especially where my son is concerned!
Here is a picture my husband took about 2 weeks ago and also a picture of my son.


  1. What an amazing story you have. Weight Watchers has also helped me with my weight loss. I am close to goal, but I still feel like it is a long way off. I guess the mind has to catch up to the body.

  2. You look great! You are such an inspiration!

  3. I'll be in maintenance mode soon enough... I know its going to be an adjustment for me too. My situation is a little different (I had surgery and don't follow WW). I know I'll have a lot to figure out when I get there. I hit my original goal weight yesterday- but I decided to go for an additional 14 lbs and be in the middle of the average weight range instead of the higher end of it.

    I'm so proud of you. What an accomplishment!

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