Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Adventures In Weight Loss Week One: 8.4 lbs lost

As many of you may know I have struggled with my weight pretty much my entire life. The battle started in fifth grade when I was diagnosed with a thyroid disorder (at age 20 I had my thyroid removed and am now completely dependent on syntroid). As a result my body would go from being really skinny to really fat every few years. Example: Freshman year of high school I weighed all of 110 lbs at 5 ft. 8. This stuck around until my senior year when the weight started creeping on. By the time I was 20 I weighed around 160 lbs. When I was 22 I decided to follow weight watchers and was able to get down to 132 lbs. I felt great, could wear anything and for the first time in a LONG time I felt GOOD. Unfortunately shortly after this, I graduated college, started my job, hit my goal weight and lived in a fantasy world that the weight would just miraculously stay off even if I ate like a cow. Guess what? It didn't. Instead it slowly creeped back up and by the time I became pregnant with Nora I weighed 148 pounds. While pregnant with Nora I gained nearly 70 pounds and on my delivery date I weighed 212 lbs. Thankfully after having her I lost some weight without trying, but that some only got me down to 168 pounds two years after the fact. I'll be honest in saying that I did not try one bit during this time. I knew more than likely I would be having another baby in the near future and I didnt want to put in the effort only to turn around and gain it all back. Thankfully with Reese I did not gain 70 pounds and on my due date once again I weighed 212 pounds. Three months after Reese was born, the weight on the scale started saying the same and I knew it was time to get to work. Last Wednesday I decided to rejoin Weight Watchers. I weighed 183 lbs. This week I weighed myself and guess what? I weigh 173.6. I'm pretty stoked. It really hasnt been that hard and thankfully since Weight Watchers revamped its program I can eat fruit for "free" so guess what? I do. When everybody else at a playdate is eating crap, I pull out my lovely little tangerine. 10 PM at night and the hubby grabs something to eat before going to bed , no worries, I eat a banana. Im so excited to have taken the initial dive and to have lost so much so quickly.  WOOO HOOOO. Here's to another great week to come!


Blogger Tj and Chelse said...

That is awesome! Thanks for airing your dirty laundry! How did you like the new program? I lost 50 pounds on WW before we had Tylee and haven't tried much since her birth. I am thinking of going back next week too!

January 5, 2011 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Its a little more challenging because you cant just glance at the calories and guess the point value, you truly do have to calculate the points, but I LOVE the fact that just about every fruit has a ZERO point value.... so if I am dying to munch, I just grab one of those cutie oranges. Im hoping that since I am still nursing Reese that the weight will come off super fast... you should go back... as you know, its the getting started that is the shitty part, once you get going it just becomes a way of life.

January 5, 2011 at 3:57 PM  

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