I remember ten years ago when I was "thin". I was 21, going to SF State Univ., and working at the Hungry Hunter in Daly City. I was 150 pounds. I'm tall, ok, so that was slim to me. Although my boyfriend at the time said I still had baby fat...man, was he a jerk! No wonder we broke up! :-) I digress.
A lot has happened in ten years. Once I quit waiting tables I gained 10 pounds almost instantly. You'd be surprised how much walking your servers do in one night. When I moved back home more weight came on, 20 more pounds.
Then, a few years later, I got married. Even more weight came on...we're talking 35 pounds! I didn't know how to cook then so my husband and I went out to eat...a lot. We both got fat together (Awww).
Then the baby came and with him came 15 more pounds that never went away.
So in ten years I went from a slender beauty to an extra large charmer. Well I'm tired of this extra large crap! I'm tired of having to go to the plus-size side of the store. So Monday I'm starting Weight Watchers. I've never done WW before. But I am bound and determined to lose most of this excess mass.
My husband will begin Weight Watchers next week too. We got fat together so we're going to lose the fat together. I've got one of the best hubbies in the whole wide world!
So on my blog I've put the weight ticker. I need accountability so this will help in that area. My husband and my friends Raquel and Carrie will also help me too. By me knowing that they're doing WW too is accountability enough for me! That's enough to push me into following the guidelines, making better choices and getting my butt to the gym.
I know the journey back into size 12/14 will be hard and long. If it took me 10 years to gain 80 pounds, it will take a while to get 60-70 pounds to come off. But it's a road I want to take (I say that now, before the hard times begin!)
So this is the beginning. And I'm excited!