So, these are two photos I took last year and sent to my daughter to show her how I was progressing. I remember at the time, especially the photo on the left, I was disappointed because I still thought I looked larger than I felt. Eventually, around the time of the last post on this blog (well over a year ago), I gave up trying to lose weight out of frustration.
And now, I’ve gained 30 pounds back.
There you have it. Yo meet Yo.
Yesterday, I signed up for Weight Watchers. I had a lot of success doing this on my own, but I thought this time around it might be better to be surrounded by people who are struggling (succeeding and failing) like I am. So, not sure what to expect, but it is a first step in the right direction. I’m generally not a “joiner,” but figured the weekly commitment and lectures add some forced discipline too. Everything is still the same – would like to lose weight for reasons important to me, unrelated to health issues and well, morbidity. I found out last week that I was selected among 5 women who will be featured in a national women’s magazine next fall. That is as good an excuse as any to get back on track and work (again) toward becoming the woman I want to be.
So, here we go. As usual, I’ll be chronicling what I’m learning and doing. It will be nice to hear your comments and encouragement. Hope you’ll hang in there with me.