I had it pretty much in my head that I was I was a mommy now and this was the way I was. I honestly dont think I really thought that I was that fat. I think I woke up one day and the Lord open my eyes and I realized, WOW I AM FAT! I was 190 lbs, my son had just turned 1 and I had just stopped breastfeeding him. It was time to start dieting. I went to the weight watchers website and checked everything out. I did the "tours" and decided to sign up! I knew I would never make it to meetings, as I have two small boys, so I signed up for Weight Watchers Online.
I started out great!!! I was walking almost everyday, about 30-40 minutes a day. I would load the kids in the stroller and walk. I loved it. I lost 16 lbs in my first month! I did find that weeks that I didnt eat all the servings of fruits and vegetables I didnt lose as much. One thing that has really helped me was cooking dinner for my whole family. I didnt want to have special meals for myself. If I plan dinner at least the night before it helps to figure out what I can eat the rest of the day.
Once the weather got cold I stopped exercising. Once in awhile if the weather was nice I go for a walk, or Id do an aerobics tape or Walk Away the Pounds, but for the most part I wasnt exercising until recently. My losses slowed when I stopped walking. I was averaging 2-3 lbs a week when I was walking, then it slowed to 1-2 lbs a week.
Recently my losses have really slowed!! In fact there are weeks I just maintain. The closer I get to goal the less willpower I have it seems. Anyway, I have now gotten back to exercising. I have been doing Walk Away the Pounds, Tae Bo, and Country Line Dance Aerobics. I try to alternate and I do them about 5 days a week.
I started Weight Watchers Online August 17th , 2001. My starting weight was 190.1 and as of today I have lost 58.7 lbs. I know I could not have done this without my Savior Jesus Christ. He has given me strength to stick with this program and has really gotten me through some tough times!
I am only 51" so my goal weight is 125. Once I hit that I will probably try to get to 115.
Get lots of recipes and try a new one at least once a week.
Try to plan dinners at least the night before.
Keep all problem foods out of the house or at least out of sight.
My favorite foods to have on hand:
FF Wishbone Italian
Dannon Light N Fit
Slim Fast Meal on the Go Bars - I always have one in the diaper bag just in case!
Exercise - the Walk Away the Pounds tapes are great!!!
Drink your water
Eat all the servings of fruits and vegetables everyday