Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Weight Watchers Wednesday

So I thought I would get back to the theme day concept as it worked for me last time. I really don't know what the theme is going to be for each day, but figured since I have had many people tell me that they enjoy reading about my weight loss journey and struggle that I will dedicate Wednesdays to that.

I can update you all here and tell you that my weight loss to date has been pretty much non-existant...but...that is all going to change. Think back to my goals that I posted at the end of December 2009(...and oh, yeah 2008..shh!) finally loosing my weight is one of those, and basically, I am making it #1. I have struggled with my weight all my life, whether I needed to or not, I have. I was thin when I got married until I got pregnant with my daughter (7 months later) and then gained 64 pounds (yep...you read it right!). I lost about 20 after and then only gained 13 with my son 2 years later. In the meantime I have lost and gained, lost and gained again. I started Weight Watchers 2 years ago this past July and since I started have lost just about 16 pounds total (I was up to 25 once, but gained it all back a few times now).

I like food. I like to eat. What I don't like is being overweight. Not being able to wear stylish clothes, not feeling good in my skin. I have tried, really to be comfortable with who I am no matter what I look like, but I can't and unless you have had a weight problem and know what I mean....then you really can't understand. I know there are people out there heavier than me, I know I am not "obese", I know it could be worse, but I really just want to be happy with me and I want to be thin. I want to go into American Eagle or the Gap and pick clothes out that fit. I want that second look...I have been told that I have such a pretty face, well I want people to look at the whole me.

OK, so I have it off my chest...out in the open and you know where I stand. Wednesday's will be dedicated to my weight loss journey...out in the open for all to see, the good and the bad until I am where I want to be. I will not post my weight here, because it is only a number after all and you can take 5 people who all weigh the same and they all look different at that weight. Let me just tell you that I plan on loosing 44 pounds give or take a few...it all depends on how I look and feel when I get there. So, in between recaps of my daily life and the artwork that I hope to continue to post, I am taking my faithful readers on a life's journey with me, my journey to being thin and rediscovering who I really am.

Take care -
Tracy

3 comments:

Cheryl B. said...

Hi Tracy,
I found your comment from the daily drawing about the altered "To Do Lists" interesting. Could you please post a pic or 2 on your blog so I can see them. I too am finally going to get some weight off this year. So I can empathize with you. Good Luck.This will be Two thousand THIN!! Instead of 2010.

Kelly Landers said...

I love your courage to share this with the world! I am on WW now and have been for one week. I lost three pounds!! I wish you the strength to stay the course. I know their program can work and it is probably the healthiest way to lose!!

Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracy!

Obviously I am supposed to be doing my homework right now, but I would rather be reading this instead (I told you! haha). Anyways on New Years I decided that 2010 was going to be a good year for me, and I wish you the same too. I know you can do it! Goodluck and keep me updated :)

- Kiki

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