Thursday, January 19, 2012

My Struggle and New Found Motivation

I hate to say this but I don't know how I got to be at the weight I'm at...

I mean I never had weight problems growing up. I would love to look like I did maybe a year before I had my son. I had gained some weight since finishing college but I was at my highest confidence wise. I was probably even over-confident (is that possible?) anyway, I was happy with myself. But that was many years ago, a marriage ago, and a baby ago.

So now I embark on a new chapter of my life. Being happy with the way I look, my size, my hair, my personality, my everything.

It mostly has to do with regaining my confidence about ME! I do so much for everyone else, my family, my parents, my in-laws, my church family. Now it's me time! But I do have to say that I am relying on God to give me the strength I will need to overcome my self-doubt and will power over these foods that have had control over my life for way too long!

My friend came over last week and was telling me how she lost her weight (she's within 9 pounds of her goal!) and that if she could do it I could. Wow, I had never really believed that before! She used Weight Watchers Online and it has taken her almost a year to do it. It's not a quick fix rather slow and steady that wins the race. She inspired me to join. She showed me some of the features and the apps she had on her iPhone that helped her stay on track. I couldn't stop thinking about it after she left. I thought, I might be able to do this! I kept thinking about it all evening. So after church that night (and after some prayer) I talked to my husband (my biggest cheerleader) about joining. I couldn't wait any longer. I said "give me your card, I'm doing this!"

After one week on WW, I have lost 9 pounds and several inches and gained much needed motivation! :)

I will be posting each week about my experience, the ups and the downs!

PS. this post is in no way sponsored by Weight Watchers (although that would be really cool!)


  1. Congrats! I just started WW a few days ago...gonna be a journey for sure!

  2. That's awesome! Please let me know how you are doing along the way!

  3. I love the old WW I lost over 10 kilos on that years ago.. the new points system Im not so keen on, tried it you have to be so much more aware than the old ww I found personally.. good luck though !

  4. Love your ideas. I am actually jealous of your title because I have to be caffeine free due to 28 kidney stones. I have added you to my list of favorite blogs. I am new to blogging and my own blog goes live this week. I have a lot to say....especially "good bye to perfect"! Best wishes to you!

  5. You are looking great now, time to update your photo, and make a new entry in the blog.