Or being tagged in a terrible picture.
Whatever it is, sometimes things happen, you get a wake up call and you realize, holy shit, I have been on a downward spiral for some time now. Balls.
Three months ago, or maybe it was four, I was at my lowest post-pregnancy weight. I was kicking butt and taking names. And so close to Onederland I could taste it.
I have no idea what happened. Life? Liberty? The pursuit of happiness? Carbs? What was it? It was little things adding up. Eating fast food for dinner. Skipping runs. Eating sugary treats. Chocolate. Extra large helpings of carbs. They all added up to this:
But, holy hell, I look awful.
And I'm tried of looking awful.
I bit the bullet and signed up for Weight Watchers yesterday. Thankfully, I had grocery shopped on Sunday, plus stopped at the Farmer's Market so I was already well prepared for it. I'm going with the online plan for at least a month, going to see how that makes me feel.
And here is what my first day of Weight Watchers looked like. Please note, I am terrible at food pictures. Plus, I tend to forget to take them until after I've started eating so there's usually a bite taken out of things. Sorry.
|Half a turkey and salami sandwich with Trader Joe's baked cheese puffs|
|Strawberries with Truvia|
|Used up all my points. plus two four activity points|
I'm still learning things. I had to switch things around so I used my Activity Points instead of Weekly Points when I went over my daily stuff. I am aiming for at least two APs a day, but not sure how I go about setting that up so I know to get them. Any suggestions?
I have a friend who told me to search Pinterest for ideas for recipes since I need to make stuff that Hubs will also eat. Because of course I live with a man who THINKS he wants to lose weight and manages to drop five pounds just with his mind. At least it feels like that. I found a plethora of ideas. I did some meal prepping for my lunches this week since we are having catered lunch at work and I just don't want to deal with trying to figure out what I can eat when the dinner rolls and mounds of pasta are calling my name. Not today, carbs. Not today!
Here I am taking one step in the right direction. Just like the first mile is the WORST mile in running, I have a feeling the first few days will be a learning curve. I can handle it.