Before I tell you what has spurred my motivation, maybe I should recap my journey... I can't believe I'm about to do this... but I'm showing a picture of myself when I was as big as I ever remember being... In my defense, this picture was taken ten years ago in 2001 & I was on HEAVY doses of the dreaded steroid, Prednisone. That mess blew me UP! That's all I'm saying...
|Summer 2001... looking like Winne the Pooh :-(|
It was a really bad time for me... REALLY BAD. I was not a happy camper. I wasn't working. I was about to have major surgery to have my colon removed, and I was all around miserable.
But God is good. I had two very successful surgeries, and eventually got off of all my colitis medication. So years passed... my weight went up and down and around. I had convinced myself that I was okay with how I looked... but it was absolutely not true! The next picture of me was taken in December 2006... five years post surgery... no medicine to blame for being this size. This was just good ol' fashioned "more calories in than out":
|Um... 180??? Say whaaat?|
|Claudine, Nichol & JoLai; October 2010|
|Auntie JoLai at "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" with 3 of my favorite little ones, TJ (Nichol's son), Mackenzie (Stacy's daughter), and Faye (Claudine's daughter)|
Oh, back to the story... I can't remember why I stopped going to Weight Watchers... I wasn't at my goal weight yet, but I had lost nearly 40 pounds.
|Last WW weigh in was 140.6 lbs... 39.2 lbs lost!|
|June 2009... maintaining|
|August 2010... still maintaining...|
|February 2011... looking good!|
|February 2011... still looking good (later that same day! LOL!)|
So back to what spurred me to blog again... I decided to go back to Weight Watchers to get off these last 20 or so pounds. My weigh-in this morning was 151.8. I knew where I was, so I wasn't shocked or anything. I don't know exactly how much I need to lose, but I do know I need to lose some more -- simply because I'm still 5'2" (not gonna grow any more!) and I shouldn't be 150 lbs. I carry that 150 well, but I'd love to get off my HBP medicine one day. Maybe this last 20 pounds will do the trick.
I'll keep you posted on my WW journey. This will be fun. I'm excited about the new Points Plus plan... and, hell, Jennifer Hudson looks like a million bucks! I'm gonna try to take a before picture that doesn't involve me wearing Spanx... I'll post it when I take it. :-)
Here I go again... I'm BACK!!!