Brrr! That’s cold!
At least it would be if I were talking about degrees Fahrenheit (°F) but I’m not. No in this instance I’m talking about weight, as in weight loss. Yep, I’ve lost 40 pounds so far in my attempt to get down to a reasonable, healthy weight. At a weigh-in at a doctor visit in December the number was shocking. My weight had been creeping up and up and finally it got to the lose or die point, so I chose lose. I’ve been on Weight Watchers since January 2nd and it’s taken me over 8 months to get this far. It seems the list of things I can’t/don’t eat is much longer than the list of things I do, but that’s part of the deal.
Sadly, I can’t even see much, if any, difference, my clothes aren’t looser, I’m not lighter on my feet. I am able to walk a little further and I’m trying to do more of that. It took forever to get this far, and the distance still to go is daunting. It will take years to drop what it took years to gain.
I really miss many favorite foods, but then they are what got me this way. When counting points, the way Weight Watchers works, it shocking how many points there are in the things I used to eat, in quantity. Three slices of pizza? 21 points. My daily point allowance? 26 points. Chips and dip? Don’t even think it.
My next short term goal is 15 more pounds. Long term, I have a number, but the short term goals are reachable and I can focus on them.