Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Still Struggling

Surprise, Surprise! I'm still struggling. I feel like I have written this same post a hundred times but again I am still not making any progress. I am at 193 and holding strong. Not is a good way. ;)

How can having such a busy life make things so much harder. I am trying. Really I am. I just always seem to ruin all of my efforts by having a few tired days where I just don't care. I thought things would get easier for me to lose weight as the weeks past and I got more used to being back to work. I guess I was wrong. It's been a good 6 weeks since I started and I really am not making any progress. I am only down 2 pounds in 6 weeks.

I am actually thinking about joining Weight Watchers online again. What do you think??? I used WW online when I first started losing weight almost 3 years ago and I loved it. I am just ready to try anything right now.

My sister Heather has challenged me to another "Pudget Sisters Weight Loss Contest". We started last Friday and I am losing big time. If you know me you know that I don't like to lose! ;) I think she weighs about 5 pounds less then me right now and our contest is to see which one of us can make it to 170 first. That means I am behind by five pounds. I really need to get my butt moving. I will post more details about our contest and prizes in the next few days.

As for Weight Watchers I really think that tomorrow is going to be my joining day or should I say Rejoining day. How many of you have had success with Weight Watchers in the past?


9 comments:

AngieG2000 said...

I lost 40 pounds going to Weight Watchers meetings about 8 years ago. Once I had my baby, though, I put the weight back on. I tried doing it online and meeting since then, and I do okay, but can't stick with it like that first time. I have been doing Nutrisystem now, and that's going well. Makes it easy for a working mom, but it is pricey.

MizFit said...

Im no help here but my fave blogger RONI loves her some weight watchers....

Becky said...

I just started on WW again. I've had success in the past but, like way to lose weight, it only works when you follow the plan. One thing I've learned is weightloss is a mental thing. You have to use your mind and brain power to succeed. you have to know you are strong enough to avoid mindless snacking and over doing it at meals. It is a challenge, especially when you work full time and have a family to care for. You just need to remember that you are worth it and you deserve it as much as everyone else deserves your time. One thing that helps me is to plan my eating a day in advance and tell myself I can only have what I've planned. It is hard but I think once you get your mind in the right place it becomes easier. Good luck!!

❀❀ Dawn (Lay Down My Idols) ❀❀ said...

I haven't been able to post comments so I'll come back after I see if this one worked...

❀❀ Dawn (Lay Down My Idols) ❀❀ said...

Yahhhh, ok, I have lost weight once with WW's - and gained it all back again (and some). I really do think that WW's is great however, NOTHING will work forever if YOU don't work it - that's what happened with me. It's not about the plan (although I do believe that some plans are better than others and WW's is a good one) -- it's all in US. I suggest you try doing the 100 Days from Linda Spangle http://www.100dayschallenge.com/registration.html (I have nothing to do w/ Linda except I've been so impressed w/ this book) - emails are free, she gives you something to work on each day for 100 Days (which will bring you to the new year!). Haul your old WW's stuf out (that worked for you before!) and do Linda's challenge along with it. For me (and I believe for many, many others) it's not so much about what we eat, but about the emotional baggage that comes along...and Linda's book helps with this. It's like revamping your thinking!
Hope that helps!
Dawn

Anonymous said...

I have been a WW member on and off for 12 years now! I really lost alot of weight on the "old" points program and really loved it. I re-joined again on-line this year and did NOT lose any weight on the new plan. I had trouble with the fact that fruits are zero on the new plan when they still have calories in them. :( I dug out my old WW books and started to follow the old plan. There even is a support group on Facebook for folks like me following the Momentum plan. Good Luck in your journey. Remember what "worked" for you in the past and pick up where you left off! Jill

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

Sooooo, I've been reading your blog for a long time (and have commented a few times). I think I read it because I too have struggled with my weight. Over 10 years ago, I hit my high of almost 200 pounds. I lost 50 pounds by merely watching what I ate and exercising (this was all before marriage and kid). Then, once I met my future husband and was engaged, I gained a chunk of the weight back. After our wedding, I lost a bunch again....since then, I've had a baby and yo-yo'd my weight some. I'm currently in the upper 150s. BUT, in the last six months or so, I have really learned a great deal about what the Bible teaches about food, etc., and once again, I have learned that the "world" has it all wrong. I've learned that weight loss/weight control is more of spiritual warfare than anything else. I have used food to satisfy my heart/soul instead of God....So, while I don't have all of this "figured out," I do believe that, for the first time in my 35 years of life, I'm making progress. Recently, I read a book that completely made sense to me...I believe it was speaking to me personally. I HIGHLY recommend it. It's called "Made to Crave" by Lysa Terkeurst. (The front cover states, "Satisfying your deepest desire with God, not food). I read it very quickly, and I'm re-reading it again. Just an idea....

Erica said...

Whenever I am feeling down, I've noticed that a quick walk outside will help lift my spirits and motivation. Even if it's only 5 or 10 minutes, it always seems to be enough time to remind me of my goal and give me extra energy. I am sure you know this but just thought I'd remind you. Hang in there! We all have our easy days and our hard. We are listening!

Jessica @ Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget said...

You guys are great! Thanks for all of the great ideas and supportive comments.

Sarah, I actually read "Made to Crave" about 8-10 months ago. I thought it was great. I was dealing with all of my medicine issues at the time that I read it and I really should read it again. Thanks for the reminder. :)

Erica, I completely agree with you on the walk thing. I just can't seem to find the time to get away. It's always nice when I'm at work and I have to take a 10-20 minute walk around the mall as part of my job because I have to do it and it does feel great to get a little exercise.

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