Tuesday, January 19, 2010


So, I joined Weight Watcher's again today. I joined in 2006, and I lost almost 60 lbs over about a year's time. I felt great. I wasn't thin or at a healthy weight, by any means, but I was at a place where I was proud of myself and I could find clothes that were cute and fit. I was off of my breathing machine (I had severe sleep apnea when I was at my heaviest).
Somehow, for some reason, I decided that I didn't need WW meetings and I could do it on my own. This might be true for some people, once they have the hang of how it works. But, apparently not for me. See, I need support. I need motivation. And, I enjoy sharing in others successes and stories. It's good to know that others are going through the same things that you are.
Slowly, over the last two years, I've let 40 lbs creep back up on me! I used to sit in meetings and listen to people say these types of things, and I would think, "How can you lose that much weight and let it come back?" Well, I'm living proof that no matter how hard you worked to take it off, if you fall back into old habits, it will come back!
I have feeling it will be harder to get rid of this time. But I know I can do it. And, the best part is, my sister (Lacy) joined a couple of weeks ago. She joined the one that is right next to my work, so I can take my lunch break and go with her! That isn't why she joined. In fact, she didn't even tell me she was joining (jerk!). But, I'm so glad she did. It gave me the kick in the pants I needed to do it. I was thinking about it, but I don't like going when I don't know anyone. Eventually you make friends and meet people, but those first couple weeks are a little uncomfortable.
Thanks Lace! We can do this. I'm so glad we're in it together!


Tiffany said...

I wanna go! Give me the details. I know alot of people who lose weight through ww. Fill me in girl!!

LacyAsher#1 said...

I am so excited that this is something that we can do together too. I think this will really help me out because I have to weigh in every week......makes me re-think eating the donut!!! :) Love your face!!

Beth said...

Shel, I am so proud of you. I know how hard it is....I know it isn't easy and I know it is a SLOW process but it is worth it!!!
I am here if you need anything!!!