Saturday, May 23, 2009

It's Been One Year

Today was the last meeting of my first year of Weight Watchers. I ended with a small loss of 0.2 pounds, for a total of 72.6 pounds my first year. Considering my last weigh in and my last time even remotely trying to do anything WW related was on May 2, I'm happy with anything with a minus sign. In case you hadn't noticed, my life got turned upside down a few weeks ago.

So now I start year two. The changes have been many in year one. My mental outlook on life, the way I look, the way my clothes fit, the way I feel physically and emotionally, it's all changed for the better.

I've made many changes, but the two biggest have been:

1. Being conscious of what and how much I eat

2. Giving up high test soda.

It's been a challenge. I just re-read this blog for the past year's entries and a common theme is, "I need to get back to tracking". Guess what? I still need to get back to tracking.

But my view on it is this: A year ago I started. Today, I start over. Forget the 72 pounds in an abstract way--I'm proud that they're gone, but I want to see the number of pounds that'll disappear in year two. I'm curious. I never thought I'd stick with this for this long. I didn't know I had it in me. But I did and I do and I will.

So we'll see what's next on the ole scale! I want my daughter to know that anything is possible--even that which you think is impossible. That she was with me today made it that much sweeter. And I've been banned from returning without her. The ladies love her there. :-) It'll keep me coming at least... And she'll keep me going too.


S. said...

That is an amazing loss in a year. Even if you haven't managed to achieve tracking perfection, clearly you're still doing something right! Good luck in your second year.

Talmadge Gleck said...

Bravo. Considering what all has happened in your life (I'd say it was first turned on its head at the 2008 Cherry Blossom fest!), and that you've managed to shed over 70 pounds .... I am in awe. You've done very well.

Those two points I can also say: I now am aware of what I put into my mouth ... but I think giving up sugared sodas plays a greater role than I dare say WW would want to admit. High-fructose corn syrup, I'm firmly convinced, is the largest blame factor for this so-called "obesity epidemic."

Bask in the glory. All of it. And we look forward to seeing you, The General and the beautiful Leah in a little over a month. Can hardly wait!

Emtifah said...

That is really fantastic. Congrats! You really are doing great. I wish I could say I've been good like you, but I haven't been and it shows. So go you for keeping up with it!