Four weeks ago I made a decision a lot of people have been making in the last week. I went back to Weight Watchers. Life is settling down, I need the structure and I decided waiting for January was not an option. They had a special for the first month free if you signed up for six months, so that sealed the deal for me.
My Monday meeting group is amazing and they welcomed me back with open arms just like I expected.
Returning to a program, having gained a few pounds, is humiliating enough without worrying what others will think. So, when I returned and they appeared so happy to have me back it really helped me.
I’m down 5 pounds these first four weeks and grateful for the refocusing that is coming along with the loss.
As cliche as it sounds I’ve chosen my word of the year to be “focus” for the main reason that I feel this is my year to get back to a healthy weight.
Two years ago I went to Weight Watchers in an attempt to stop gaining weight back. It was a lifesaver and I still have a couple friends from that time. Unfortunately, I was still going through so much emotionally I didn’t do more than stop the gaining process.
But life is settling for us now in so many ways and I feel I have the head space to really focus on my weight; and time to really also focus on why I do what I do with regards to my health. That may be odd to some, but I’ve learned that when life is topsy turvy the last thing I want to do is stress about good eating habits.
Or, maybe I’m just finally tired enough of feeling like a victim of recent past circumstances and ready to lay them to rest and move on to recapture the healthier, stronger lifestyle I was living when I was maintaining my 70-pound weight loss for over a year.
Either way, I’m here and I’m going to work on keeping focus. Here’s to a great 2018!