Saturday, December 29, 2012
Compulsory Introductory Post
Hi There! I guess I should tell you a little bit about myself. I'm a stay at home mom to a my seven year old son, The Kid. I volunteer as much as possible in his class and at his school. I really love to volunteer my time and help out wherever I am needed. I hang out a lot with The Husband, who works from home, so we both tend to be home bodies and probably more co-dependent then either of us would like to admit! We live in the San Francisco Bay Area and love it here. We moved away about 7 years ago, but are so thankful to be back. We both missed it here and will probably never leave now that we're back! We love to travel and tend to go on a lot of adventures as a family. The husband will book airline tickets if I even mention I want to go someplace! I enjoy spending time with The Kid, reading, watching TV, and dinking around on the computer. I enjoy running and walking, usually rotating them during the week, preferably in the outdoors, but if desperation strikes, in the gym.
So why am I here, a little bit of everything, whatever strikes my fancy, but mostly for support and connection with my weight struggles. I have struggled with my weight my entire adult life. I didn't have a weight problem in High School, I was athletic and kept myself busy. However, once college hit, I began to gain and it has been a struggle ever since.
When I was in my *gulp* twenties! I joined Weight Watchers and didn't look back for a long time. I lost 80 pounds, got fit and and kept it off for almost 5 years... Now, this should be my happily ever after, but if that was the case I wouldn't be here now.
Something crazy happened to me in my thirties, I fell in love, got married, moved (twice!), had a baby and became a stay at home mom. Suffice it to say, I didn't just wake up with those 80 pounds (and then some) back on my body. In 2008 I rejoined Weight Watchers and have been doing it on & off, mostly on, ever since. Life is a marathon, not a sprint, right? After my move, I stopped going to meetings, I figured I could totally do it myself, right?!? Yeah, wrong. I am currently down about 55 pounds from where I started, but I had been down about 75 pounds. Recently (about 3 weeks ago), I was done with all my clothes being tight, uncomfortable, or un-wearoutable (real word). So I found myself a meeting in my new town and I have been going back ever since.
I really want to make this change permanent, I am really enjoying the Weight Watchers 360 program and like how they are focusing on habits. Lord knows I need to improve some of my habits! I am happy that I caught myself before having to purchase larger pants. I used to say I got heavy one size at a time... instead of tying to fit into my pants, I would just buy new ones. Not the greatest choice. So I want to make this my hard stop and get back on focus.
I would love to get support, encouragement, & help on this and everything I share here!