Dropout

Yep, I’m a dropout – a Weight Watchers dropout that is. About 5 years ago, I was getting almost too large to buy any clothes from regular stores so I decided to take charge of my weight and I joined WW. After about 8 months I lost 30 pounds and looked great. It was really exciting to buy all these new, smaller clothes. Then, slowly, reality set in. My body just didn’t want to be that small. I gained about 12 pounds and that’s where I’ve stayed since then. Four months ago, I joined a gym and have been working my butt off trying to get back down on the scales. The numbers didn’t budge, but I did gain a lot of muscle and lost 6% body fat. So you’d think I’d be happy, right? Of course not! I want the magic weight/clothing size numbers. Last month I rejoined WW thinking I’d be all motivated to get back on track. Well, that lasted about 2 weeks. Let’s face it: writing down everything you eat is effective but it’s also tedious. I know what to eat. I know what not to eat. I know how much to eat. Now I just have to do it! So I’m going to quit WW (again) and keep doing this on my own. I don’t go to meetings anyway so I don’t know why I thought that weighing in every week would help. For now, I’ve given up Diet Coke and desserts so we’ll see what happens. Wish me luck ’cause I’m gonna need it!

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  1. Anne

    Sounds like once again your Mother has set a bad example – since I dropped out 6 months ago. I know what you mean – I know what to eat and I keep thinking I’ll lose 5 pounds and be “legal” but it doesn’t happen and as for writing everything down, that lasts about 12 hours for me. Even keeping track of numbers gets boring for a Number Nerd. However, I think you look fabulous so keep up the working out. I’m with you on desserts – just haven’t made that leap of going cold turkey on Diet Coke yet – but I’m thinking about it.

    Here’s to the alcohol therapy we may both need to get through the holdiays!

  2. Well, you look great too! I think maybe we both need to just accept ourselves and not gain any more.

    Yep, a little alcohol therapy never hurt anyone. A little, not a lot!

  3. Cold turkey on Diet Coke??? You are brave.

  4. Yep, I’m on month #3 of no Diet Coke (and that’s after 20 years of the stuff). The only time I really miss it is when I’m traveling. For some reason, a car trip and DC always go together.

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