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My Weight Loss Commitment....

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Good Morning Friends, I joined Weight Watchers 16 months ago, and within the first few months lost almost 50 lbs. Needless to say I felt great!....Then gradually, over the following months, I forgot that I still had a lot of weight to lose & became a bit too comfortable. I still attended meetings, sometimes loosing, sometimes gaining....overall staying the same. I wouldn't allow myself to stop going to meetings, since in my mind that would be giving up, which I certainly was not going to do.

At the beginning of 2010, I told myself I was going to commit once again! I would not just "show up" at my Saturday morning meetings, but would jump back on the bandwagon & get this weight off!.....Well, I'm sure you can tell where this is going....Instead of losing weight, I have continued in the same path of "half participating" in the Weight Watcher's plan....So this morning, after skipping the last two Saturdays, I stepped on the scale to realize that I have not just stayed the same weight, but have indeed gained!...The one or two lbs. each week has now added up to almost 20 lbs.... back on my already fat body! OMG! How could I once again let this happen?

So this morning, June 5th. 2010 I am making a new weight loss commitment & I am going to be a bit more public with my journey. This is very difficult for me, but in the tradition of the Biggest Loser, I am going to state my weight & my height. Each week after returning from my WW meeting, I will be posting Saturday afternoon about my progress. In my Saturday afternoon post , I will include my thoughts,.... along with healthy, low calorie recipes & any tips that have worked for me.

I am recommitting right here & now.
I need to lose weight.
I need to cook & eat healthy.
I need to exercise.

Here's too Saturday afternoons & getting healthy!

Love, Heidi XO
Weight: June 5th, 2010- 272.5 lbs.
Height: 5' 8"


Sherri June 5, 2010 at 12:11 PM  

Heidi, Good for you! I should follow your example. Lately I have been eating better. It is easier in the summer because of all the fruit and veggies! Good Luck!!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage June 5, 2010 at 12:25 PM  

Congratulations Heidi! What a smart idea and I understand that it was very hard to put yourself out there for everyone to 'see'. BUT I think you have made a VERY SMART decision. I think it is very easy to 'slack off' when no one but ourselves and a few others are watching but when you're 'out there' for the 'world' to see...that's different. I don't think there are many of us in Blogland who don't need to loose weight or get exercising and I think what you are doing will be an inspiration for all of us. I know it will be for me. I went back to the Y this spring with my sister in law but it is over 40 miles there and back. My sister in law got a full time job so without her being there I don't feel it's worth the drive. I have a treadmill and I have a Yoga mat and a year and a half of lessons under my belt so I'm quitting the Y and plan to start working out at home. Maybe with your encouragement and example I will be consistent! Thank you for posting this. Maura :)

Anonymous,  June 5, 2010 at 12:38 PM  

Congrats Sherri. Great job! Here is to a healthier you!

Preppy Mama June 5, 2010 at 1:14 PM  

Good for you! I am joining you on your journey!! I am a WW drop out. I got too comfy and I have strayed!! I am back in the game.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home June 5, 2010 at 6:47 PM  

Good luck Heidi. I have struggled with my weight all my life. I hate it. I have to watch it all the time or I wouldn't fit through the doors!!
Keep going....I applaude you.

buckeyebaby1229 June 5, 2010 at 6:56 PM  

I'm a Weight Watcher drop out also! I am going to join you in your effort to lose weight. I am not however as bold as you to post my weight on this sight. Best of luck to you!

Joanne Kennedy June 5, 2010 at 7:00 PM  

Good for you! I'm in the same boat as you. It has now been a year since I joined. I lost almost 50 lbs and then went back and forth. Losing and gaining the same few pounds since Jan! I don't know what my problem has been. Every week I say to myself, I'm going to be on track this week for sure. Then I blow it before I know it.

I used to blog weekly about my weigh in and I think I'm going to join you and start back to that too.

Makes me feel more accountable to others and not just myself.

I'm proud of you and we both should be very happy we didn't stop going or we would have gained it all back and then some. Just like before.

So we have learned something that's for sure.


AshTreeCottage June 5, 2010 at 9:08 PM  

Okay Heidi, I am going to hold you to that commitment! Those who love you want you to be happy and healthy. It's not about being a skinny model, it's about being comfortable and healthy so that you can enjoy your family and friends! You go girl!! You CAN do it!!

Susan and Bentley

Mary @ Neat and Tidy June 6, 2010 at 4:16 AM  

Good luck, Heidi! May I suggest smaller plates and just plain keep moving. Walking is free and so good for you. I'll be watching your progress; I'm sure you will make it this time!

Susan June 6, 2010 at 5:31 PM  

I applaude you! Now after reading your post, I need to get back on that horse also. Been with WW since Jan. Was doing good, got comfortable and stopped going. Thinking I could do it myself. Well couple more pounds gained and more to lose, just to be upset with myself. Getting right on that horse and attending tomorrows meeting.

Good luck Heidi!

BailiwickStudio June 6, 2010 at 7:55 PM  

Summer is such a good time to eat healthy with all the fresh fruits and veggies so readily available. Once you start eating those light and good-for-you foods it's hard to go back to fattening stuff. Best of luck to you! xo Jill

Fun With This and That June 8, 2010 at 3:55 PM  

Hi I'm with you .I have been trying to eat heathly too. The dr. said If I would lose weight and eat heathly get to my cheesleader weight I would not die of my heart problems. I had open heart.I started last june . I was in the hospital. I started out at 197.That is when I started. I too have been not walking so I will work too . I'm not sure what is my weight is I think 170. and I'm about Five eight I need to get to 157 I'm going to post a comitment on my blog too and start again.
Laura Q

Annesphamily June 10, 2010 at 7:23 PM  

Heidi my thoughts and prayers are with you in this! It is always tough losing and gaining, gaining and losing! But stick to your healthy plan and know you are well loved and I am behind you 100%! I think sometime in life we have to put ourselves out there so people can see the real us. My hubby and I walk a lot and when I cheat and eat junk I just add another walk around the track! Blessings to you!

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Becca June 12, 2010 at 8:51 AM  

Good for you! It is very hard to lose weight, but think of it as an adventure. Each day we can learn something new to help reach the goal.

stephanie June 12, 2010 at 2:25 PM  

Good for you, Heidi and congratulations on your prior weight loss too...

I started a boot camp program 5 weeks ago and it has been tough to follow the meal plan and cardio exercise program some days...

But, the feeling of "I can't believe I just did that" after my exercise sessions are just the best. For the first time in years, I feel REALLY good about myself and STRONG and the realization that I CAN do this keeps me going each day on the right path..

So, here's wishing that both you and I stay the course and know that there are others with our same struggle facing each day with commitment and old-fashioned gumption.....

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