Tuesday, March 20, 2012
I am not ashamed to say that yesterday I went to my first Weight Watchers meeting. Now before I get a bunch of messages or comments telling me that I'm not fat, let me be the first to say that I by no means consider myself "fat." However, I do realize that since the end of my relationship I have developed a serious love/love relationship with food: I eat what I love, and I love to eat. Even if that means eating cookies for breakfast followed by fried chicken and an entire bottle of Pinot Grigio for dinner. And as a result, my clothes are all fitting a tad bit tighter than I'd like. And let's admit, at 30, the weight does not simply disappear the way it did when I was 25. Luckily I have a very close friend who was already on the program and needed a little nudge to back on it. So yesterday she took me to my first meeting, then we went shopping to make sure I had everything to get me started. I'm allowed 26 points a day and although I initially thought that sounded like starvation, it's 5:45 pm and I've only eaten 11 points worth of food and I am stuffed. I've eaten more carrots and grapes today than I had all month, and I feel darn good! My friend and I are both kind of competitive but even more supportive so I'm sure we'll Dougie with each other when we hit that good weight loss stride, and be there to help the other just say no to that deep fried chocolate glazed donut. My long term goal is to develop healthy eating habits to take with me into my 30s and beyond, my short term goal is to be bikini ready by my friends annual birthday boat ride. So here we go on this journey to getting it right and getting it tight!