Today our guest post comes from Shelly at Our One Sweet World. You may remember that I shared what I was thankful for, a few weeks ago on her blog. After you read her post, be sure to check out her blog.
This year brought new and unexpected courage. And I remembered someone who once said "do things long before or long after you are ready. never at the moment." I took the long after, never at the moment route.
I was at my heaviest. Ever. And the scale just kept creeping up. I felt a loss of control. That I had surrendered to food. And well I did. Food was my fix for everything.
I stood in front of the mirror. And then I began to cry. And realization slowly unfurled itself.
Luckily for me I had an inspiration. I found the drive and so there I was, at first toying with this idea. Knowing in the end it was in fact the answer. That is when I decided to join Weight Watchers.
I have been doing Weight Watchers since the beginning of July 2010. To date (November 4, 2010) I have lost 25.8 lbs and have 6 lbs left until goal. By the time you all read this, I may already be well into my maintenance program and working towards lifetime status.
I have weeks where I struggle with food. Where I want to just eat everything in sight. Every piece of candy know to man. Every cupcake, Every cookie, Every doughnut I see. Mounds of Pasta, Pizza, & Mexican food.
I definitely don't deprive myself of all of the things I love. It's just in much smaller portions and frequent use of my extra weekly points.
I will have to say that the Weight Watchers recipes have helped. Tremendously! There are so many good one's out there for all kinds of courses. I have tried some of the dinners & desserts. And honestly there really isn't much difference. Just better/healthier ingredients you cook with.
I'm still learning, daily. And I'm sure I will continue to struggle. But with the great support system I have & the great team leader I have, I believe I will succeed.
I know some frown upon Weight Watchers. But it's worked for me. It's given me new light, it's given me my self esteem & confidence back. I'm healthier and feel good. It's one of the best decisions I've made.
This Journey has not always been easy. But it's so much better. Already.