Second Chances April 3, 2011
I’ve neglected this blog quite a bit and, unfortunately, this isn’t the only thing I’ve been neglectful about. It has been a very slow past several months, weight loss-wise. It has taken me about 5 months to lose this last 20 pounds, but I’m happy to have those pounds off because I haven’t been very diligent about it. I think the worst has been the past month and a half where I was basically eating fast food three meals a day and not paying attention to anything I was putting into my mouth. I’m not sure why I went on this path, but it wasn’t a good one. I kept using as my excuse the fact that I hadn’t been to the grocery store, but that was just kind of ridiculous. I also avoided my Weight Watchers meetings because I knew what the results would be and I was just too chicken to face it. Fortunately I finally got to a place where I was absolutely sick of the fast food and was actually craving good, healthy things. My body needed vegetables! So, I spent this last week following the plan and overloading myself with fruit and veggies because I was always hungry! To be honest, I was afraid that eating so much fruit would actually hurt me even though they now have Points Plus values of zero. I’m not sure why I was so hungry, but I’m going to just imagine that it was because my body was so happy to be fed correctly that it just wanted more and more good, healthy food. Either way, it was really hard to fight those cravings and the urge to indulge, but I worked through it. Yesterday I finally went back to a meeting after a month and a half absence. I was prepared to face the music and was pretty sure that I had gained at least 10 lbs since my last visit on February 12th, so imagine my surprise when my weight registered lower than it had on my last visit. I had actually LOST 2.8 lbs! I have NO idea how that happened, but I’m just so thankful and I feel like I’ve been given a second chance. I’m focused again and I’m going to consider this a very, very lucky gift. I’m now at 93.6 lbs lost and really would like to get to 100 by the end of the month… I think that if I stay on track I can do it!