Yesterday, October 28th, 2010, was my Two Year Anniversary with Weight Watchers!!
This is a day that I truly celebrate!! Two years ago, I had been told by my doctor to diet and exercise. For two weeks I tried my best to track my calories, but it was not working. I was so afraid of eating too much that I was not eating anything at all.
My co-worker, Anna, had been a Weight Watchers member in the past and she helped me to understand the program. She told me that I could eat anything I wanted, as long as I stayed within my points. This was a huge selling point for me, because I had done diets before that made you eat their food and I did not want to do that again.
I was nervous about the Weight Watchers meeting. I hope that it would not be a time to confess what I had eaten that last week. I shared my concerns with Anna and she explained that the meetings were not like that at all.
It is hard to believe that two years ago I attended my very first Weight Watchers meeting. I remember asking Jon if I could just go to the meeting and check it out. I was not planning on signing up for anything that first evening, but God had other plans. I went and sat through the meeting. Before the meeting was even over, I knew that this was the program I wanted to commit to doing.
At my first meeting I weighed in at 225 pounds and I was a size 18. This was the largest I had ever been in my entire life. I was not convinced in the beginning that I would make it all the way, but I asked God to give me strength. I made a commitment to myself that no matter how long it took to get the weight off, I was not going to quit. I have kept that promise to myself.
It is amazing to look back and see just how far I have come.
This picture was taken four days after I joined Weight Watchers at our Sunday school pumpkin carving party.
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