Tuesday, May 30, 2017

One Last Try

About a year ago, give or take, we decided to book a cruise for July of this year.  I was supposed to lose 30 pounds by now, ha ha.  Hasn’t happened.  I haven’t blogged about it in a long time but I’m still doing Weight Watchers at work.  I’ve been seriously considering giving it up, however, because I just can’t seem to find the motivation to actually follow the program.  Like with any other weight loss attempt, I go through phases were I do really well but eventually I fall off the wagon.  So, as I approach the 2-year anniversary of joining, I’ve decided that if things don’t turn around and I don’t start making some progress by the time we go on this cruise, I’m going to pull the plug.  There is no sense paying the money when all I’m doing is losing and regaining the same 3-5 pounds over and over.  I already do that on my own for free!

So, I’m making a last ditch effort starting today, and I’m going to try and blog about it regularly and hope that will give me some accountability and motivation.  I've come so close to getting my 5% a few different times, but it's always been on a Thursday or Friday, and my WW meetings/weigh-ins are on Mondays, and by then I've gained a little over the weekend so I never quite made it.  But I really want that stupid 5% award!

On the plus side, while I haven't succeeding in losing weight, I have managed to stop gaining.  Between 2010 and 2015 I was gaining about 6-10 pounds per year.  Since joining WW, I have managed to at least hold steady, other than going up or down 3-5 pounds, sometimes 8 or 9, here and there.  So that alone has made it worth it, sort of :)

So my goals for June are to:
  • attend all 4 WW meetings
  • lose 6 pounds (I have a few extra days to accomplish this, today and tomorrow being the last few days of May)
  • blog here regularly
  • track my points consistently
  • stay within my points range most days (although I have discovered that I can consistently go over and still lose.  More on that in a future post).

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