Weight Watchers - A New Chapter for Me

Hello and welcome back to my blog and another post. If you are one of my regular readers then you will know that for the past 2.5 years I have been following Weight Watchers and that during that time I have managed to lose just over 2 stone (28lbs). I have posted about my journey several times so if you want to have a read just click on the weight watchers or weight loss journey labels over on the right hand side and it will take you to those posts.

Mostly, apart from holidays, special occasions and the odd blip I have pretty much managed to keep all that weight off which for me is an achievement in its self. I have lost weight in the past by following silly fads etc but its always gone back on within a matter of months so I am extremely proud of me for the achievement I made in getting the weight off but for also keeping it off. When I first started going to WW the class I went to was a local one and had a group 'therapy' session after weigh-in where everyone would talk about their week, how the plan worked for them and share hints and tips. After about 6 months of steady weight loss I hit a wall and just couldn't seem to shift the lbs despite religiously sticking to the plan. The other group members were very supportive but the attitude of my group leader was awful, she didn't offer me any advice or guidance whatsoever and I started to wonder was it all worth it, I just felt like I was basically paying to be weighed each week and that was it (and that's not what WW is about). I didn't go to class for almost a month and during that time I didn't follow the plan at all. I began to slip back into old ways and habits and I could feel the weight starting to creep back on. It was at this point I knew that I needed to take back control or give up on all my hard work. I found a new class closer to work, bit the bullet and went in to be weighed. Of course there was a gain, that was only to be expected but with the support of my new group leader I was soon back on track and those gained pounds were gone.

So fast forward to this week where I made the decision to stop going to WW, not because I am giving up but because I now feel like I don't need them to support me, I can do it myself. My attitude towards food has completely changed and I now regularly meal plan using filling and healthy ingredient's rather than relying on junk and convenience foods. Don't get me wrong I still enjoy a bar of chocolate, a take away or a nice big blow out but these are few and far between now and are balanced with regular exercise and a proper healthy diet. In addition to this I have a wonderful husband and a very supportive family and circle of friends around me who I know will be there to cheer me on and keep me going.

 I can honestly say I am the happiest I have ever been about the way I look. There is no way I am going back to being the old me, I have come too far now to chuck it and all the new clothes away. I don't expect it to be plain sailing, I know that there will still be weeks where I have a gain but I now have the knowledge and willpower to deal with that the right way. I still plan to post on here how I am doing, being able to read back on my blog is for me is another source of motivation so the good and the bad will still be shared with you all.

As always thanks for stopping by and reading.

Jane
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