Food for Thought

It's a new day and a new year. For many years, I have always made the resolution to lose weight, join a gym and just get healthy. This year, my New Year's resolution is to continue on my path to my Weight Watcher's goal of losing 43 pounds. As my last weigh-in, I'm currently down 30.8 pounds—and damn proud of it! I began my weight loss with WW in April 2007. I've struggled with my weight for years. I tried going to a nutritionist, the South Beach Diet and just cutting calories and exercising. Even though I had lost weight with these options, I always gained it back, and then some.

I think Weight Watchers is the best way to lose weight. You are eating regular food and not some processed packaged food. You learn discipline and you learn that you can have your cake and eat it too (you just have to count the points). It requires some work to count your points and plan ahead with meals, but there is no quick fix in dieting—and you have to accept that.

One thing I will tell you is that once you do lose some weight and people start to notice, that is one of the best feelings in the world. And when you go into H&M and can actually fit into something they sell, you will grin from ear-to-ear.

Here is what I looked like back in May 2007:

And this is me at a Christmas party a few weeks ago, happy and healthy and 30 pounds lighter.

I hope I've given you some inspiration for the New Year. Here's to a great 2008!!


Diane said…
You look amazing! Just gorgeous.

You are inspiring me. I stepped on the scale the other day and was horrified.

Thanks for the tips.

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