Two years ago, using Weight Watchers and finding a love of aerobics, I lost 80 pounds. I leveled off -- stayed on a plateau -- for months... then I lost the will to keep working on it and just plain stopped. I was still about 100 pounds from my goal weight.
Today, I'm up 20 pounds from where I left off (so about 120 pounds from my goal weight -- m'God that's like having to lose my 13 year old's entire body weight!) and hungry. Very hungry.
Joined up again Friday -- weighed in expecting to be over my highest ever weight (I've never been good at gauging my weight -- I just assume I'm as big as I get and, well... there's no where good to go from there is there?
So hubby and I have begun to walk again each night -- a mile or three. It's a long way from where I stopped -- certified and teaching aerobics for fat chicks -- but I have to start somewhere and right now walking the mall winds me. We're connecting better too -- another benefit I see to walking as a couple.
But I'm hungry. All the time. I'm pretty sure it isn't my body telling me I'm hungry, just my mind. Doesn't change the fact that I feel like I'm always hungry. Gotta buy more celery, pick more cucumbers, read more on this new points system, find more filling, satisfying foods for fewer points. I enjoy the "research" phase of weight loss the most I think -- indeed, I think I became certified to teach aerobics (back in the distant beginnings of my wt loss journey) nearly exclusively because it was a chance to learn more about how my body loses, gains, changes. Keeping the journey new and magical is important to me.
Sorry for the ramble -- I'm one of the weigh-in only customers 'cause there isn't a meeting within an hour of my home that I can make -- I miss the company. And so I found you.