Since I was 16, I've dealt with self image and weight issues. I was raised with poor eating habits. Through high school, I hung around being 30 pounds over weight. Nothing too sever..but I could still stand to lose the weight. I tried many different miracle diets including low carb, no carb and low fat diets. None of them gave me long term results. I would deprive myself, only to binge once I met my goal which caused me to gain it all back again.
It's finally now where I have realized where I screwed up. I started researching the weight watchers concept and just over a week ago, finally began following the plan. I am amazed at how easy it is. I am also amazed at how I am not depriving myself of the foods I love.
I am down 9 pounds so far on my journey, and I am already seeing positive effects such as more energy, and less grogginess after eating.
I have learned how to eat in moderation, and I've learned how to make food choices that are healthier. Sure I can I have pizza if I want to, but maybe cut it down to 1 slice with a salad. Or, it's ok for me to indulge for this meal, I deserve it, but the next meal I need to go back to my normal eating.
I am very happy to see all of the success stories on this forum and look forward to the day where I can tell my story.