Sunday, January 25, 2009

Back on WW! 146.4

Today's weight: 146.4.

WOW! I did NOT expect my WI to be that high! For the past few weeks, I've been feeling my weight going up, but kept attributing it to PMS. (um, PMS for a whole month? Denial, anyone?) More denial: I genuinely thought my jeans were getting tighter because they REALLY shrunk in the wash!

Today was the moment of truth, as I returned to a Weight Watchers meeting for the first time in about 2 years. (Wow, it's all computerized now... it's about time!) I first went to WW in, I think 1999 or 2000. A few people in my office were doing it, and I thought, sure, I'd love to lose 10 lbs or so.

At that time I started at 141, and gradually made my way to 128 -- I looked great (those are still some of my favorite pictures, from that time). Stopped going to meetings, wavered in the 130s on and off for years. Several times back to WW throughout the years. Up. Down. And I'm back again!

When I weighed in today I expressed shock that my weight was that high to the woman weighing me in -- she said to me, "that's the last time you'll see that number". Those simple words meant so much to me! I know... this program DOES work! And since I'm spending the money to do this even though I'm trying to be frugal these days, I really have to make the effort to make it work!

I know -- to some people, wanting to lose 20 lbs isn't all that much. But considering all three of my sisters are overweight (two are morbidly obese) -- I want to take care of this NOW, before my weight creeps up and I'm in the same boat as them.

So -- trying for a 10 lb journey at a time. A pound a week. I welcome any comments, words of suggestion, stories, etc!


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  2. I am fluctuating around 138-140 (I am 5'5")right now and KNOW what you are talking about when you say you thought your jeans were shrinking! I have the same dryer! ;-)
    I will follow your 10 lbs in 10 wks, as I work on this myself! Any tips/encouragement would be much appreciated! BTW, I am doing WW online...

    Edited to add that my goal is 125-ish and then NEVER go back up! as well as to get back in shape by jogging/running daily!