Enough is enough.
I’ve been whining and complaining constantly lately.
I’ve been discouraged, frustrated, and more often than not, in tears.
and do you want to know why?
because I’m getting fat, that’s why.
granted, I’m not obese, but for my age and body size, I am about 17 pounds over weight.
and i can feel it.
my knees hurt so bad when i climb the stairs, and 90% of my clothes don’t fit right now. Not. Even. Kidding.
and so i wear the same thing day after day, frustrated and crying every time i have to dress to go out.
So poor me, right?
why? Because I’ve been doing absolutely NOTHING to lose this weight.
and i do mean nothing.
oh, i download weightloss apps, and research low-carb diets, and i am constantly planning out my exercise for the coming week.
but none of those things will help if i don’t GET OFF MY BUTT AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
it’s not as if i am busting my butt to lose weight….eating right and exercising regularly; it that were the case, and i still wasn’t losing, then I’d have a right to be upset.
but sitting on the couch every afternoon binging on Netflix—I LOVE NETFLIX—while eating chocolate and any other junk i can get my hands on, isn’t helping me AT ALL.
And so, it’s time to get serious.
it’s time to stop whining and start working.
Rather than trying a bunch of new weight loss programs and making a bunch of rules for myself, I’m going back to what i know works for me…Weight Watchers.
i lost 40 pounds on Weight Watchers about 10 years ago, so i know it works for me.
I found a great app called iTrackBites that basically mimics WW, and it offers three different plans. I’m going with the Classic plan, which follows the old WW Points plan, which i used and loved when i lost the 40 pounds. I never felt restricted, and loved knowing that I had “flex points” that I could use throughout the week, or save them up for one big treat/meal.
I’m not going to make a bunch of rules for myself, such as, “I’m completely cutting out___”, because that totally sets me up for failure.
No. I’m simply going to take it one day at a time, and work hard to stay within my Points at least six out of seven days each week. I figured out last time i did WW that as long as I stayed within my Points at least 6/7 days each week, I could still successfully lose weight. This way, I have a bit of freedom and don’t feel restricted. Granted, I know I can’t go hog wild and eat three days worth of calories on that day off, and then cry when the scale doesn’t budge.
I’m thinking maybe I’ll try and post about my progress here on the blog as a way of accountability. Maybe.
So that’s my plan.
** Have you lost weight using Weight Watchers? I’d love to hear your weightloss stories, so please share in the comments! Happy Saturday!