Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Here we go again

I invited you along on my last weight loss journey and, well, here we go again.  No, I haven't gained it ALL back, but I've gained about half back.  Yeah, I know, it's ridiculous.  Unfortunately, I am an emotional eater and this past spring/summer was an emotional roller coaster for me. 

I had gained ten pounds in the spring, but was still pretty happy with where I was. Going to Europe was actually beneficial; because of all the walking I lost three pounds.  But, once we got back I gained 15 pounds very quickly. 

I finally went to a Weight Watcher's meeting last week and found that I was 25 pounds over my goal.  All week I thought about it, but couldn't get my head into it.  Today when I weighed in at the meeting...I had gained another pound and a half.  Yep. So I decided I needed to bring in the big guns, ie. public humiliation.  Just kidding, but I do need more accountability than the lady who weighs me at Weight Watchers.  I don't care what she thinks.  I don't even like her. But, I do care what you few who read my blog think, so I'm using that as motivation. 

I know what I need to do and I just haven't had it in me to do it.  With your help I think I can.  I need to lose at least 26.5 pounds and 2-3 dress sizes.  What I'm working on this week is writing my food down in my tracker and drinking all the water I need to drink-10 glasses.  I'm not good about drinking at all, so that's always hard for me, and plus it means a lot of trips to the bathroom until my body gets used to it. 

I've let my exercising slip, too.  Where once I worked out six days a week, it's usually only about 3-4 times a week now that I exercise.  So I have to make sure I get at least 30 minutes in everyday.  Those are my goals for this week.  Next Wednesday I'll tell you if I accomplished them or not and what the scales said. Thanks for being my support group.


Laurie said...

I don't know where you are hiding that 26.5 pounds, Elaine - but I am always up for bike rides and runs with you! I am trying to come to terms with the fact that I have to work so hard and so constantly just to keep from gaining weight, and it just doesn't always happen. The fact that I'm a foodaholic doesn't help either.

Emme said...

yeah seriously? where is it hiding? i think you look great now. i guess that's not the motivation you were hoping to hear, but still...well i wish you luck anyway :) i know you can do it!

Miriam said...

Good luck Mom! I'm sure you'll get to your desired weight in no time. Last time you tried to lose weight I was amazed at how fast you lost it. It seemed like you were skinnier every time I saw you:) Good luck and come visit us again soon.

The Hargrove Family said...

You can do it!!! And it sounds like you've laid out an awesome master plan for yourself so that's good! Sticking to it is always the hardest part of a goal, but you seem bound and determined so I think you got this in the bag. ; )