Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Off and On

This past January I made a few resolutions. One of which was to lose some weight before our fast-approaching June wedding. I joined Weight Watchers and very quickly lost about 14 pounds. And then 20.

I was vigilant about tracking my points and getting my butt to the gym 5 days a week. And it showed. And it was working! I felt fabulous, looked great and even fit into a few pairs of jeans in my secret stash.  Success!

And then....it happened.

I missed a Saturday yoga class. And then a Tuesday night Zumba class. Life was getting in the way. Between sick kids, a death in the family and Jason working late in the evenings I wasn't able to make it to the gym.

And shortly after that I gave into a craving. A bad craving... a McDonald's medium fry craving! McDonald's is the devil, I tell ya. (Now, I'm not going to lie.. they tasted delicious. But, my stomach had other ideas on the matter. Since I had become accustomed to not eating all of that grease, it did not sit well for long afterward. Yuck.)

And slowly, I reverted back to the way I was before. I stopped tracking my points. I ate whatever I wanted. And usually I'd eat late at night. Another problem I had averted since starting Weight Watchers.

So, now my friends... I'm here to tell you that I'm hopping back on the wagon. Today I've been tracking my points. And I weighed myself, too.

I also went a checked out the local YMCA. A valid problem I had was that it has been hard for me to workout. Jason has been working later and traveling more, so it makes it hard for me to get the gym. My current gym is Gold's Gym... and let's just say that their childcare is less than desirable. So, as of today, I am a member of the Y. And I'm so excited! They offer awesome classes, dependable childcare, a fabulous pool and splashpad to take the boys to... and it's only 10 minutes from my house. I think it's just the motivation I need to restart myself.

After weighing myself today I realized that I've gained a few pounds since my last weigh-in. But, that's okay. We all have slip-ups. As of today I'm down 16 pounds. And I would like to lose another 15.

And I know I can do it!

I don't think I have any good pictures of myself before I started this weight loss journey. So, here are some I took today as reminders that I've gotten this far and I just need to lose a few more pounds.

 

 

Wish me well as I set out to finish what I started... to lose weight and to keep it off!

Linking up with Shell today. :)

~Emily



4 comments:

  1. We recently joined the YMCA as well, and I love it. I drop the boys off at the daycare, work out for an hour, and then spend an hour hiding in the locker room on my computer. It is bliss, I tell you. Good luck on your weight loss journey!

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  2. You can do this! Sounds like the Y will be a better place for you!

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  3. It's so hard when we get started, get sidetracked, and have to start all over again. That was me yesterday. Keep it up! You can do it!

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  4. Good luck girl! I need to get on the band wagon too.... Keep us updated and maybe I can get some inspiration from you.

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