My sweet daughter is 9 months old now. Wow, 9 months old, 9 months ago I gave birth to her, 9 months before that I was pregnant with her, and 9 months before that... I HAD A KICKIN' BODY and I miss it! Seriously! Before I had Lucy I ate great, ran 3 miles everyday, and found excuses to be outside to bike, roller blade or jog. I loved working out.... loved it!
But now 18 months have gone by and 60 pounds have been added on and guess what.... I am missing my old body.... I want it back... and I am going to get it back. All during my pregnancy, no matter what I did, I couldn't stop gaining weight, but what is worse it that I haven't been able to loose it either. I have tried working out , tried eating better, and even tried to see if there were health issues making a difference, like a thyroid problem and such.
I have been getting pretty worked up and upset with my situation. I have never had a weight issue, but I have always been one of the girls thinking I could always stand to lose some pounds, and man oh man... I should have appreciated it, because now I can't seem to loose a single pound and I still fit into my maternity pants.
Well, I was talking with my friend one day, well I should say she was listening to me patiently while I went off on my situation, then she suggested I should try Weight Watchers. She apparently had done it after her second kid and it did great for her. I was hesitant, but it seemed to work for her, but I was nervous about their so called "weight ins" and learning a whole diet thing, but she assured me she loved it and I should give it a go.... so, I did.
A few weeks ago I joined Weight Watchers and even from my first day there I fell in love with it. When you walk in there are sweet friendly people there ready to greet you and to help you. They have friendly leaders who themselves have gone through Weight Watchers and have their own success stories. What really surprised me was that everyone there was not there to loose weight, I mean most people were, but there were a bit of people there trying to be taught how they can live a healthier lifestyle.
It really has been a great experience so far and the best part is, is that Weight Watchers is NOT a diet, it is a way to live a healthy lifestyle. They are not telling you to stay away from certain foods or carbs are the devil (because honestly how could carbs be the devil... they taste sooo good), but they are trying to show you how to get what you need to eat in a day. You get to choose what you eat, when you eat, and at what speed you want to go.
After only two days of following Weight Watchers I had already noticed how bad my eating habits were and how much more I needed to exercise, in a few more days I was already feeling better and healthier, and by the end of the week I had lost nearly 2 pounds. I was so excited because this is the first thing that has worked, been good for me, the healthiest option, and something that makes sense. Cause duhh..... go figure, eating healthy food, with healthy portions, and having a balanced NOT EXTREME diet, why wouldn't it work?
For anyone of you that have been thinking about loosing weight or even just wanting to help your self live a healthier life, give Weight Watchers a try. The first meeting is free and if you want to sign up they have a weekly price, a packaged weekly pass (for about 10 weeks), or a pay per month pass. With signing up you will get all the information you need to know how healthy a food is, what it's point value is (every food has a point value and you are allowed to eat your allotted points everyday), and to figure out how much your exercise did for you. There is even a web tool that lets you plug in your own recipes and it will calculate how many points a serving is.
If you are interested in checking out their website you can click HERE or, if you are interesting in finding a Weight Watchers meeting then you can click HERE. Honestly, if anyone has any questions feel free to email me and I would love to answer them. Hopefully you will all like it, like I have. I also will be keeping up on my progress from now and again and my success with Weight Watchers.