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Week 2 - Tuesday: Weight Watchin'

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Hi - I'm Katie! I am back at Sparkpeople (this time) soley for the community. I've previously tried tracking my food here to lose weight (several times) - and I get hung up on the "points". I would track all my meals and read articles and comment on blogs and spin that wheel - just to build up my point balance. And then I would BURN. OUT.

This time, I am going back to something that has worked for me before - Weight Watchers. I lost about 40 pounds on Weight Watchers in 2008...when I was single and without kids and in my 20's and not a business owner. I think there's a lot of great things about the program - including the fear of having someone else see that number on the scale. I also think that "points" helped me to disconnect from calories; I didn't panic as much about staying within my points range as I did my suggested calorie range. The community aspect of the meetings was really helpful too, but unfortunately, I'm not at a place right now where I want to go to the meetings (business owner, mom of two young children, wife of a new business owner i.e. SAVE MONEY). So I am using my old material and coming here for community.

After I lost the weight back in 2008, I relocated for a new job and stopped going to meetings. I met the man who would eventually become my husband (gained a few pounds). We got married (gained a few more pounds). I gave birth to our beautiful daughter (gained a little more). I was promoted and eventually became a part business owner of of that company for which I relocated (stress eating....lots of pounds). I gave birth to our full-of-life son (gained a bit more). I now find myself 50 pounds from my Weight Watchers "Ideal" Weight (though I laugh at a BMI of 18.5 being my ideal weight now).

More importantly than what the scale says, I want to get to where I love the way I look and feel. Yes, that means losing some...and it also means building muscle to get rid of my wobbly bits. But it also means learning to think differently about myself, and for that, I am seeking God's help. I stumbled upon the book "I Deserve a Donut (and Other Lies That Make You Eat) and then the app, and I realized just how unhealthy my thoughts are regarding my weight. I need to renew my mind.

More to come on that later.

Week 1 was successful (lost 3.4 pounds!) and I find that my motivation is still up as I am half way through Week 2 (I started on a Friday).

"For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it." - Hebrews 12:11
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