I have had some wins, and some serious set-backs (twin pregnancy anyone?) but I have not been inside my 'healthy weight range' since 1999.
Not really one for a 'fad' diet, I have usually turned to Weight Watchers when I have felt out of control. I think I have started the program about
Last year, I blogged for Weight Watchers and Kidspot about my battle of the bulge after the birth of the twins 12 months prior (most of the entries can be found in the archives here). I lost 12 kilos in three months on the Weight Watchers Satisfaction plan. I got within 1.9kg of my healthy weight range.
And then I fell off the wagon.
In November last year, I returned to the Weight Watchers fold. I started to re-lose the 5kgs of weight I had lost at the beginning of the year and found again sometime during the winter. I was going really well, and then, well, holidays happened. I stopped going to Weight Watchers and slowly, gradually put back on the weight I had lost. Again.
Four weeks ago, I decided enough is enough and faced the scales at Weight Watchers. There is was again. Those same five kilos. Back on my bum and tum. Back in my life.
So, I made a commitment to myself then and there. This is my year. All the way to goal. And maintain. Maintain! Whatever it takes.
I am due for a weigh in tonight. All going well (i.e. if my scales and the WW scales are still in alignment) I will be back to the weight I was at the end of the Kidspot gig. Almost in the healthy weight range. Eyes on the prize. This time I am not giving in. Weight loss is a marathon, not a sprint. I am not going to run out of puff just shy of the finish line this time. I am getting over that line. Even if I have to crawl.
Has your weight loss journey been as bumpy as mine? Any tips for getting over the line?