Enough is Enough

Two weeks ago I decided I was tired.

Tired of being insecure in my skin.
Tired of not fitting into my clothes.
Tired of literally being physically uncomfortable because of my fat.
Tired of eating foods that make me feel awful.
Tired of being so out of shape I can’t run up a flight of stairs. (No, seriously.)

I’m just tired of it. So the Mister and I joined Weight Watchers.

I’m not telling you this because I’m proud or excited about our big step. I’m telling you because I’m already losing motivation. I know we need a major overhaul in the way we live our lives, but I really miss eating what I want to eat, when I want to eat it. Sure, I’ve learned that I’m a bit excessive when it comes to food… eating because I’m bored, or happy, or sad is not a good thing. And I’ve learned that portion control is definitely a big deal. Did you know one bag of microwave popcorn has 2.5 servings?! Whoops!

But it’s really hard to know what to cook when you have limited points each day and everything you’re used to eating is in the double digits. And after our first full week of drastically changing our eating habits, I only lost 0.5 lbs. AND, the Mister gets twice the daily points I do and lost 3x as much weight the first week. Whoa. Starting to sound like a pity party here. I swear that’s really not why I’m here.

I’m telling you all of this because I need accountability. I need to do this. I can’t lose motivation, but I’m already starting to. I’ve never really been overweight, per se, but the last few months I’ve noticed my stomach ballooning (no, I’m not pregnant). And, the other day I was at the grocery store and I saw a man who’s stomach was so large it hung out of the bottom of his extra large t-shirt. What was he buying? Ice cream. Oh Lord, I have got to change my habits before I become like that!

I decided that when we both hit our goal weight we’re going to take a vacation somewhere. Somewhere we can either show off our confident new selves or somewhere we can use our newfound stamina. That’s my goal.

Now how do I get there without being hungry all the time?

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  • Hollie - It’s tough. I’ve been there and I’m back again. Ugh. I really hate this cycle. I’m a foodie. I just love to eat. I guess it’s my drug. I’m not huge, or even overweight really, but I’m like you, uncomfortable. I need to get back on the horse and lose the extra weight. Good luck to you! YOU CAN DO IT!!! :DReplyCancel

  • Marcy - A motivation for me is my dogs. I look at those brown sad eyes telling me ‘mom let’s get off the couch and go for a walk. PLEEEEASE! I want to chase some squirrels.’ Oh and I add more fiber to my diet. Raw veggies will do the trick.ReplyCancel

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