I decided to join Weight Watchers again last weekend. I’ve struggled with my weight for so long and I’m over it. Weight Watchers has been the only thing I’ve done well on in the past. The new Freestyle plan is so simple and having the app makes tracking super easy. On the plan, skinless chicken breast, fruti, veggies, eggs, and a handful of other things are zero points. So all you really have to track is things that aren’t on the list. The app has a barcode scanner so if you have a camera on your phone, boom, done. I mean there’s really no reason I can’t do this.
Food is definitely the thing I stuggle with most. And it’s what’s most important when dealing with weight loss. You can’t out exercise a bad diet. And the meetings are so great for me to stay accountable. I realized on my way to my first meeting that it’s probably similar to AA (I imagine as I don’t have any experience with that). Food is, sadly, my addiction. I use it to deal with my negative emotions. When I stop going to the meetings, I start gaining weight again.
I’m so ready this time around to really do this and really commit. My pre-eclampsia scare with Jillian has driven me to get my butt in gear. I’m still on blood pressure meds (though a lower dose now) and I want to get off of it. I go back to the doctor in August to see where I’m at. I need to get my heart healthy and be around a long time for my girls.
I’ve also been having trouble with my back lately. I pinched a nerve I guess and couldn’t take care of my baby. I took steroids and muscle relaxers for a few days and it helped but now I sort of feel like it’s flaring up again. I think I’m going to check out a chiropractor to get some more permanent relief. It seems to get worse when I’m sitting (which I know is the worst for your back) but I can’t realistically go around standing or lying down all day. I have to sit to feed Jillian and to eat. I have to sit in the car. So anyway. I don’t want to have to keep going on meds to just mask the issue. I’m sure losing some weight will help with those issues.
I haven’t felt deprived at all and I was down 3 lbs at my first weigh-in this past week. I’m trying to think of some non-scale victories I’d like to achieve.
- Get off blood pressure meds
- Fit into cute shorts I bought a long time ago but then gained weight and they didn’t fit anymore
- Not have the worry that I’m over the weight limit on ladders/step-stools
- Be able to fit a standard bath towel around myself and be covered/have it stay up
- Never miss a WW meeting