Thursday, July 26, 2012

Before and "Almost" After...

Today I am celebrating my 1 year mark with Weight Watchers. Now I'm not here to endorse the program or try to make everyone want to join, but I do want to share a little bit of my journey with you (don't worry I'll make it short and sweet).

In May of 2011 I had just graduated college, gotten engaged, and started the job searching process. Everything was looking pretty good...except me. Now I have never fully been happy with my weight. This is something I've struggled with since I was a little girl. I always thought I would be too heavy to just run up to my mom or dad and have them lift me up like I would see my cousins do with their parents. I even remember in preschool, on Grandparents Day, telling my Grandma to let me know if I was squishing her when I sat on her lap. Although there was constantly this internal struggle with my weight, I also never looked at myself as obese. I knew I was just curvy and build a bit different than other girls. 

Once July rolled around I found myself with a full time graphic design job, an income that would pay for more than my monthly rent, and the financial means to do something I've always considered but never actually did. I joined Weight Watchers. 

The rest is pretty much history. I go to weekly meetings, absolutely LOVE my leader, and have had my eyes opened to what I was doing in the past that were the major factors of my weight. I have learned that there is a reason things are measured into portion sizes, and more often than not, that is just the amount I need. Fruits and veggies have become my best friend, and I actually look forward to my work outs! 

So after 1 year, I am down 24 lbs and am getting closer to my final goal every day. The journey has been tough, and some weeks (or months) I am so frustrated that all I want is to eat a package of Oreos and call it a night. But my support team (aka Eric) always is there for me to vent, and I know that even after I eat those cookies I'm still not going to feel better. 

I'll end this by saying THANKS! to everyone who gave me the motivation to keep going or said a kind word that makes it all worth while. Thank you so much. And to everyone out there wondering if they would be able to do the program, I say GO FOR IT!!! 
You have nothing to loose, and everything to gain (pun intended).  :) 


Britany Wendel said...

Love You!!! your very inspirational and will make the most BEAUTIFUL bride in LESS than a month!!!!!!

Britany Wendel said...

(less than 2 months)but still its close!! :-P