Hey my sweethearts,
So the other day I decided to join weightwatchers. It’s my first time doing it but a work colleague has been doing it for four months and the weight has dropped off! So I thought I would give it a try. I’ve always been one of those yo-yo dieters and I’ve literally had enough of trying all these fad diets that claim to work but don’t. So my next resort was to try weight watchers and make it a LIFESTYLE! everyone that knows me knows I am a COMPLETE foodie! Food just makes me happy whether I’m eating it or talking about it, it’s completely my comfort zone but it’s also my worst enemy!
I have struggled with my weight since I was about 18 and it doesn’t help that I work in an office surround by cakes, sweets, and biscuits bought in by other members of staff!
My weight makes me feel ugly and unconfident. I’ve stopped going shopping for clothes as I get depressed when I try things on and they don’t fit so I give up and go home.
And usually eat to comfort myself. It’s a vicious cycle.
I want to change. I want to be confident in clothes like I used to be. I want to feel sexy again and have the confidence to wear what I want to wear and feel good. I’m also getting married so that is another massive piece of motivation for me.
I struggle with portion control and knowing when to stop and so I turned to weight watchers for guidance and help me to lose weight..for good!
I signed up online first of all and bought the monthly pass for £10 as there was a special offer on. The monthly pass allows access to the weightwatchers app, online facilities and meetings.
I went along to my first meeting on Tuesday 29th April. I didn’t know what expect and was a bit nervous but as soon as I got there I was welcomed by the meeting leader Janet who had previously lost weight with weight watchers. She weighed me and gave me some booklets to take home with me and also my personal record card to keep track of my weightloss.
My starting weight is 158 pounds.
I’m 5ft 3.
Janet advised me that I should be between 7st 5 – 10st 2 for my height.
On Tuesday she set me a goal which was to lose 4 pounds by our next meeting. She said I should do the simple start programme but my friend advised me to start the pro points system straight away as that’s what she did. I must say I do feel a bit skeptical as I don’t feel like I’m on a diet. It seems like I can eat everything as long as I point for it. However it’s my first week and I’m only on day 4 so we shall see what the scales say at the end of the week. I get 26 points a day and have 49 extra weekly points to use as I please but I must not exceed them.
I have also joined the gym with my younger sister Leah and aiming to go at least 3/4 times a week.
I have been eating really healthily this week apart from Friday as I had a work leaving do and we went to a Chinese buffet. It was so difficult for me and I felt I couldn’t enjoy it as much as I would usually but I made sure I stayed on track and kept my plate kinda clean(ish). I mainly had meat and vegetables and didn’t pile my plate high. I also made sure I ate until I started to feel full.
I am praying for a loss on Tuesday. I’ve been eating healthy and working out so fingers crossed I will.
I was so chuffed yesterday. I went to the gym in the morning for an hour, then met my fiancé and we went for a run along the Thames. He let me try out his new calorie counting fitness watch so I could track how many calories I burnt from the run. He also placed a heart monitoring strap around my waist.
When we finished I was absolutely go smacked what the watch said.
904 calories in 48 minutes!
I couldn’t believe my eyes. I couldn’t believe my body actually burned that many calories as I have never seemed to be able to burn that much in the past. I said to him the watch must be wrong lol but he assured me it was correct. I was so happy with myself and felt amazing after.
I am now so motivated more than ever to lose weight for good and keep it off so I am going to blog about my journey and bring you all along with me on this adventure!
I will add some progression pics along the way!
For all those that are on their own weight loss journey, What do you guys do to keep you motivated?