My weight loss story has been on going for as long as I can remember. My entire life I have always thought I was bigger than other girls my age and have been self conscious of how I look. Of course now when I look back at photos of myself I could only wish that I looked that way again even though at the time I thought I could stand to lose a few pounds.
Since graduating high school my weight has gradually increased. I knew it was happening but was never that worried about it. I have made many attempts at losing weight over many years. I joined Spark People in July of 2009 and My Fitness Pal around the same time as part of my weight loss journey. I was also participating in Biggest Loser type challenges with co-workers and participating in weight loss challenges through the company's wellness program. The lowest recorded weight that I can find is 172 from September of 2009.
Being active in softball throughout high school helped me to maintain the weight I was at without paying much attention to what I was eating. Even after graduation in 2008 I was able to continue to play softball for a year or two through a rec league. It was after softball ended for me that I think the weight really started to creep up. Being less active didn't mean I watched what I ate and I certainly wasn't thinking about eating less.
My many attempts at losing weight over the years were always essentially on my own. I had tools like Spark People and MFP that I was using but I was always just "trying to eat healthier and be more active." After mentioning to a blog friend (Carolyn, check out her blog Fitnasty for Life) that I was considering weighing myself less because I wasn't seeing the results I wanted and I was letting myself be a part of a viscous cycle with my habits and the scale she gave me the cold hard truth. I wasn't 100% in the game and "eating healthier" wasn't really working for me. Carolyn is a Weight Watchers member and knows that the program works so she recommended I give it a try. I have been a member ever since that day, March 11, 2015.
I have seen success when I am following the Weight Watchers program. In fact, I can even say I've lost 10 pounds with the program. That is something I could never say before. Unfortunately, I can also say I have gained some of those 10 pounds back while still being a Weight Watchers member. But it certainly isn't Weight Watchers fault. It's my own for not being 100% in the game.
Joined Weight Watchers March 11, 2015 weighing 224.4 pounds.
*Overall change each month (first weigh in of the month - last weigh in of the month).*
Since joining Weight Watchers: -6.2 pounds
- 213 5% Goal
- 201 10% Goal
- Get out of the 200's (And never look back!)
- 199.4 25 pounds lost
- 174.4 50 pounds lost
- 172 Lowest weight post high school
- 159.4 60 pounds lost
- 150 Goal weight
- BMI below obesity range (<30)
- BMI within normal range (18.5-24.9)
- Run a 5K
- Run a 5K without walking