Yesterday I made the decision to join Weight Watchers. While I am 10-pounds less than before I got pregnant with Cecilia, I'd still like to lose a few pounds. I joined the online program so I can keep track of what I'm eating every day. I set a goal of 10-pounds... but in all honesty, I'd be happy dropping 15-pounds or even 20-pounds.
For the first 22 years of my life, I never had an issue with my weight. I ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, never worked out and never gained a pound. It was awesome. After I graduated college my awesome metabolism began to slow down. I gained a few pounds over the years and before I knew it, I was several pounds heavier than when I graduated college. Was I super skinny, back in the day? Sure. Am I super heavy now? Not at all. We all have a weight that we are most comfortable at and I'd really like to get back to that weight.
But alas... I grew older and my metabolism changed. I gained a few pounds each year and before I knew it, I was the "heaviest" that I had ever been. Luckily for me, my heaviest was a whopping 185-pounds when I was pregnant with Bella. I dropped 40-pounds of that weight within 2-weeks of delivering Bella, as much of that was water weight. I've averaged around 140-pounds over the past few years (after/before pregnancies).
I stepped on the scale the other day and weighed myself... I weighed 140-pounds. I then set a realistic goal of shedding at least 10-pounds, but am aiming for 15-pounds. I didn't give myself a deadline or unrealistic expectations. I joined Weight Watchers online and plan to eat healthier. I also plan to hit the gym several times a week to help tone things up, too. No crazy diets or insane workout regiments, just a healthier lifestyle and hopefully dropping a few pounds along the way.
So here's to my first week on Weight Watchers! Woot woot!
Ian, Kim, Bella & Cecilia