Hey, it’s time for another post about How I’m Still Fat. Are you excited?!
So, I’ve tried eating better and running. I’ve tried the gym of death. I gave up sugar for 25 seconds. And guess what? STILL FAT. Don’t judge me, please.
Or, do. I don’t care.
Last Thursday, I did something I swore I’d never do. I joined Weight Watchers.
I was skeptical. Going to meetings EVERY WEEK? Being around other fatties? Constantly counting points and worrying about foods? Still, since nothing else I was doing was working the way I wanted to, I decided to give it a shot. So, I went. My meeting leader was this perky little thing who was INCREDIBLY HAPPY about Weight Watchers. She lost 90 pounds 21 years ago, and has kept it off, despite multiple health challenges, including Multiple Sclerosis. If that’s not motivating, I don’t know what is.
Anyways, so far, it’s good. Great, even. I’m learning to count Points. I get to track my food online, and WW has a totally easy-to-use site with a ton of tools. It’s great to go to a meeting with other people who “get it” and know how it feels to be completely obsessed with food, while being completely defeated by your weight simultaneously. My Points have yet to leave me hungry, and I have plenty of room for the occasional indulgence—no more food hyperbole of “NEVER EAT THIS!” or “ONLY EAT THIS SUPER AMAZING GREEN LETTUCE!” I like that Weight Watchers goes beyond giving you a meal plan, and helps you learn tools to be successful in the mental and emotional side of things—which is where my challenge lies.
Oh, and I’ve lost 3 pounds in less than a week. Pretty damn encouraging.
I’m trying to set realistic workout goals for myself. I did some cardio over the weekend, and remembered just how much I like to sweat, how good I feel later. Last year, Andrew and I sort of ran-walked a Thanksgiving Run To Feed The Hungry, and I’m hoping that by 3 months time, I’ll be able to run it. We’re returning to Gym Of Death tomorrow.
Anyways, I’m feeling pretty good about things. As I’ve said before, I don’t want this to become Amy’s Weight Loss Blog, but I will be sharing updates on Tuesday, on the aptly named posts entitled “Fat Tuesday.” So, cheer me on, tell me your story, join Weight Watchers where you live and we can comisserate, but most of all, I hope you get to watch me succeed once and for all. I’ll try and post photo updates, and even the number of pounds lost (NEVER MY REAL WEIGHT, sorry!) as I go.
And to those of you who have supported me, emailed me and shared your own stories, THANK YOU. I’d love to hear more.