I am doing a weight loss follow up to the post I put up on May 5, 2013. I have been on Weight Watcher’s actually losing weight since April 1, 2012. It took me eleven months to lose seventy five pounds. If I can do it, anyone can!
I have maintained my current weight for the last six months (about as long as this blog has been up). This is huge for me. I have never managed to maintain any weight loss for longer than six weeks. I really think I owe it to this blog for keeping me accountable. And to you guys for being so supportive.
Of course, it is definitely not easy. Here is a note I wrote a month ago for the blog:
Tonight I am struggling. I think it is important to look back to see how far I have come. So I can move ahead.
A year ago, I was thirty pounds heavier than I am now. Two years before that, I was seventy five pounds heavier.
Food is constantly on my mind.
I imagine it always will be.
Tonight all I want is a chocolate ice cream cone. It is just a couple of steps to our freezer. I could open it up. Scoop it out. The icy cold creaminess would be on my tongue in no time.
But instead, I am sitting here writing you. Fighting the battle. Drinking my iced water.
Tomorrow I will weigh in, as I have done for two years.
Tonight, I just fit into a size six skirt. Six. I could not believe it. The amazing thing is, I might have been able to buy the four.
And all I want is chocolate.
I am so glad I have you guys to write to about this. This struggle is so hard.
Thank you for sticking through me with this. Letting me post my weekly outfit posts. It allows me to move forward. To resist the temptation.
Thank you! So, are any of you struggling? Let it out. You might feel better.
I do now.
Tomorrow might be different. There is always a different temptation. A different struggle. This is my battle. It is a war that will never be over. I hope to continue fighting.
It is hard.
Wow! I really wanted ice cream. And you know what? Every day, there is going to be a new temptation. I have found tracking everything (points for Weight Watchers) to be my single most effective tool.
I plan my meals for the week in advance. This way, I know what I have to look forward to for dinner. And how many points I will need for the rest of the day. If I know I am going to have an amazing dinner (like tuna pie ; ) ), I won’t be tempted to splurge on lunch.
Being on maintenance, I get an extra six points a day. That is huge. I usually fluctuate up and down one pound from week to week. I will not lie, every week when I step on that scale, I get nervous. I know it would be impossible to gain back seventy five pounds in one week. But every time, I worry.
I also buy clothes. When I was heavier, I only purchased in the home department. I would occasionally purchase a dress, but it was very rare. It still seems like a miracle every time I go into a dressing room and something actually fits. I have now amassed quite a collection. And I am currently vowing to only buy something if it is truly unique. No more white dresses! They are my weakness. I need to come to the realization that clothes are now going to fit and I do not need to purchase something just because it does. This is my hardest obstacle to wrap my head around.
That and chocolate. Creamy chocolate. My daily battle continues.
Poor little Ollie has been on a diet, too. He finally met his goal weight! He is not as happy about it as we are, but he runs around the house now.
Are any of you on a diet? Or in maintenance? Are you facing the same struggles as me? Please share (only if you feel comfortable doing so) in the comments.
* I despise nutmeg and asparagus. Therefore, I took photos of items that hold no temptation. This is a diet post after all. : )