Yes, I attend Weight Watchers every Monday. I have lost 21 pounds. I should be proud. I will be proud and here I start!
I have never been a small girl. Upper average with the occasional low. When Mav and I married I was at a low- 130 and I haven't seen it since. I have had 4 babies and each one has, at this point, left me with an added 10 pounds. Yes, that's right I weigh 168. (I am 5'6" if you're curious.)
What I am going to do, what I have been contemplating doing for some time is not only stating my weight but also my measurements. This causes my heart to beat a little quicker as a slight panic sets in. I just took my measurements for probably the 3rd time ever. I have always been too afraid. Why then would I want to do this? ACCOUNTABILITY. I have zero self discipline and with out concrete evidence of my situation I will easily slip into denial. So here you go (my heart quickens) 38-32-47.
(Now I must kill you. Just kidding.)
So above is my "before" picture taken today. I also took a picture of me dressed today. Because I carry my weight in my hips it is easy to camouflage it with a full skirt as pictured. For this reason I have always worn full skirts, but oh how I would love a wiggle dress!
It does scare me and I'm not sure I will post this. (Funny I hate for Mav to see this and he sees me naked daily so I don't think he'll be surprised. But I'd like to pretend he would be.)
The plan is to retake those measurements one month from today and hopefully see a change. I began the Couch to 5K running program last week in addition to Weight Watchers and I hope knowing I have to check back in with you will keep me motivated.
I want to end by saying I know as women we compare ourselves to others. My numbers are not a judgement on anyone else. I don't want to be judged by them and hope you won't either.
PS I do see the irony in posting this right after my "fried pie" post! : )