I hate shopping. I really do. Not because I don't like shops, not because I don't like crowds, not because it's too expensive. Truth be told. I can't fit into anything. I hate finding a shirt that I love and trying it on only to see it wont fit. Wow! and I picked up a large? Deflating, defeating, disgusting. That is what I feel when I shop. But I am going to change all that.
This will be a chronology of my losing weight. You see, I've joined Weight Watchers. I've finally done it. Admitted I'm overweight. I've known I'm overweight and have let myself go, I just thought if I didn't admit it, then no one else would see.
I've tried on my own but, after getting to the dreaded 200 mark (yes, I did just admit what I weighed), well, I realized I just didn't know how or have the tools. So, I joined with my mom.
My mom has done weight watchers for as long as I can remember. She has lost weight on it so I know it works.
I've begun this blog for two reasons. First, and foremost, so I'll have a place to talk about the stuff that I experience so I don't bug my family with constantly talking about food and "points". Second, so I might, after a time, have a little accountability. I don't want to ever be this big again.
I've been on weight watchers for one and a half weeks. I had my first weigh-in last Tuesday and I lost 4.8 lbs. I was really surprised. I didn't feel hungry and just stopped eating all the stuff I used to eat. Well, I pretty much ate the same stuff but I only ate about one half to one third of what I used to eat.
Wow! I used to cram it in my gob! and there were so many little things ....like the creamer I used to liberally add to my coffee. I've cut that back and haven't even noticed. I went out to eat several times during that first week and just chose menu items more carefully.
I have to admit though, this second week is a little harder than the first. I've found myself hungrier and having more cravings. Of course it didn't help that this was the week I had my period. That is never a good time to try to eat an apple instead of a donut. But I stuck to it. I did go over my "points" yesterday but I haven't tapped into my extra points nor my activity points since I started so I figured 2 points over wasn't too bad.
So, there you go. That's the start. I'm hoping to share more with you about my experiences and how things are going. I hope that maybe you'll be inspired or I can answer your questions or you can get a little courage.
It's not that bad and afterall, we girls always are looking for cuter clothes.