Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New Beginnings

This Saturday, July 21st, will mark one year since I signed up with Weight Watchers Online last year and began my weight loss journey.

In that year I've lost 60 pounds...an average of 5 pounds a month.   It's not as fast as I had hoped for, but it is a good, healthy rate.

This is the longest I've ever stuck with any kind of diet!  And now, as I'm approaching that one-year mark, I'm floundering a bit.  Bad timing, considering that we're getting ready for that vacation to visit family.  I'm anticipating lots of emotional and physical eating opportunities over the next two weeks!

So, I'm determined to renew my resolve and Begin Again.  One thing is for sure.  The Weight Watchers program works.  "All" I have to do is follow it.  Of course, following it is the hard part.  Because that means I have to retrain 57 years of eating habits.  Progress has been made, but I'm not there yet.  I still want to eat when I'm frustrated, or angry.  I still would rather sit than exercise on many days.

I will probably have to fight these unhealthy urges for the rest of my life.  I am, however, determined to keep doing just that....fighting....because I am literally fighting for my life!  Yes, these past few weeks have been difficult.  But I am learning that if I jut HANG IN THERE things will get better.  I'll have a few good days to counteract the bad ones. 

Judging from this year's Vacation Bible School pictures (which is what got me started on this journey last year!) I'm not as skinny a I thought I was.  But, I am definitely skinnier than I was last year at this time!  Can't wait to see what lessons the coming year will hold for me!

Hugs.  (Can you find me in the picture?)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cindy,

    I showed Todd these pictures,and he thinks you look great! As do I !

    You have persevered for a whole year. How funny that on your one-year anniversary, you fly to Texas where you will face yet another eating challenge. And how great that God has given you a whole year of training on how to handle it! You have survived previous family visits, too many church potlucks to count, a Christmas party season that was off the charts, and an ongoing string of neighborhood gatherings where you faced all your favorite foods in great abundance. Throughout it all you continued on a downward trend--5 pounds a month! That is a very healthy, solid weight loss! This shows me that your "good" days have far outweighed your "bad" ones.

    I am so proud of you I could pop! Can't wait to see you!

    Love you,
    Your sister


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