|Bending over is like folding a grapefruit.|
I'm on my 15th week of Weight Watchers. I've always hated diets. In fact, I've never actually gone on one in my entire life. But lately, I've realized that I was trying to persuade my 18 month-old son to sit still for the only reason that I just didn't want to move. I was tired, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. And it wasn't like I'd worked hard that day. I'm just overweight and out of shape. Bah.
I've lost a little over 20 lbs and am down nearly 2 sizes so far but I hit a plateau the last 4 weeks. Between traveling between Austin and Houston, taking care of my son, my grandmother and just being disorganized, I haven't been keeping up with my healthy eating or exercise. The good news is that at least I haven't gained any weight either.
I still have nearly 80 lbs to go. I try not to think in terms of how much I have to lose in total. It's too overwhelming. I just try to maintain a 1-2 lb loss every week and set small goals like losing 5% of my total weight. That seems to provide me the motivation I need without crushing my soul.
I'm planning on getting down to a healthy weight by March of 2012. I feel that's enough time to lose the weight slowly and healthfully. I'll be doing weekly summaries every Sunday of my weight loss efforts in order to keep me honest.