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Why I'm Joining Again!

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So here is a little back story, I have always been a little on the heavy side, I’m a dancer so I have always had “thick” thighs, but I have always pretty much managed my weight for the most part. I am a mother of an almost 2 year old who is very active; the problem is I am not, with good reason. Back in March I finally tore my meniscus well enough that my knee locked and needed surgery. Through months of intense physical therapy and a manipulation under anesthesia I finally started to walk “normally” about a month ago. Yes, that was 5 months of literally sitting on my ass. While in the beginning I kept my eating habits in check, eventually, feeling sorry for myself, the loss of my job and the feeling sorry for myself, (yes I know I said that twice) my weight started to creep up. I was growing unhappy with myself but it wasn’t until I saw myself in my best friend’s wedding pictures 2 weeks ago that enough was enough. I nearly cried at the first picture I saw and I have basically refused to look at the rest for the fear I will see myself again. I know it’s not all my fault since I had EVERY intention of working out up until the wedding but my stupid knee screwed all that up. The week following the wedding we were going on a family vacation, I figured there was no sense in starting my diet until we returned. I told my husband on vacation that when we returned I was starting WW again. He is always supportive but the only hesitation was the fact that it is $42 a month. When we returned from vacation, in the mail, there was an invitation to rejoin WW and the 2nd month would be free! Well if that’s not an omen to rejoin I don’t know what is. Hubby agreed and my first meeting was last night.

If you’re like me, while you find the meetings interesting they are also long. I know the meetings are helpful but I like to just weigh in and go. Since it has been about a year and a half since I did WW I felt I should stay for the new information. Well I was happy I did! The topic was about some amazing success stories. One girl spoke about how she lost 60 lbs and if I recall correctly she’s been doing it since the New Year but the one that was the most amazing was the girl who lost 113 POUNDS!! I honestly forget how long she has been on the program, I believe it’s since February/March of 2012, she passed around pictures and held up the pants she wore, in fact she fits in ONE of the pants legs now, AMAZING!!

While I know I can make up every excuse in the book to give up down the road I know it’s important for me to do this, especially for myself! (BTW as I type right now my husband is raiding the kitchen, ugh, let me sip my water.) I remember the first time I did WW before my wedding I lost about 30lbs, it was wonderful. My goal this time is 30.6 lbs. I would love to lose this weight by Christmas; I know not really reality but it is only 2lbs a week, how awesome would that be! That would be the ultimate Christmas gift to myself!
I’m hoping by blogging and posting it will help me be accountable, so believe it or not I’m going to post my stats and starting weight and I will follow up each week with my weigh-in results. My weigh in day is Monday, depending on my schedule I will either go to the morning meeting or the evening so please give me 24 hours to post results. I will be honest, today was my first day and I did not track but I do have a good reason, we literally had no food in the house but I did watch and DID NOT snack and pick like I normally do.

Here is what I ate today:
1 cup of coffee w/cream and sugar (which by the way I find unfair to count, this is a necessity!!)
6 inch Panini with Tomato, Basil, Fresh Mozzarella and Balsamic Dressing
Fruit and more fruit, Grapes mostly and some Blueberries
Handful of goldfish, that’s a hard one when you’re giving you child a snack.
Chicken Quesadilla with chicken, mozzarella, Salsa and light Sour Cream
More fruit
And now I need a snack and I’m all fruited out.

Exercise today was participating in my daughters first dance class, since she clung to me like a capuchin monkey, and as pathetic as it sounds food shopping. I did lug my bags down 40 steps since I live in a condo complex and its 40 steps down to my unit from the parking lot.

So here are the stats:
I am 5’1 and last night I weighed in at 160.6lbs UGH!

While I know a more healthy weight is in the 120’s I honestly think that it’s a pipe dream for me and I personally know 130’s are attainable, any extra is just a gift, not that I will just quit when I reach the 130 goal.

I have been medically cleared to return to working out which I plan to start tomorrow night with a spin class. I do know I need to ease into working out again, while I still don’t have 100% range of motion in my knee I’m hoping that getting back to normalcy will help get my knee better and stronger.

I look forward to sharing this with you, your help and guidance, and look forward to hearing your feedback and about your weight loss journey as well.

Wish me luck!!  
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#1 Deborah Ragno 2013-09-11 07:52
You can do it! I started in March 2012 at 257.2 and am now down to 168. Slow and steady wins the race! Check out Colleen Martin, a formerly local gal, for inspiring story. courageouscolleen.blogspot.com /
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