Saturday, 31 December 2011

A Little New Year Perspective

I was updating my Weight Tracker on the Weight Watchers app earlier this morning, and I realised something.

I have pretty much maintained my weight for the last 3 months.

Hubby's birthday was 10th Oct, and since then I have lost 1/2lb.

And since my own birthday (19th August) I have lost 1 1/2 lb.

This YEAR I have "only lost" 1 and a half stone. in a YEAR.
0.4lb per week.

That's AWFUL!!


Now let's flip our thinking.

On 5th January 2010, I walked back into my old Weight Watchers meeting carrying my tiny 7 week old son. I weighed in at 13st 5.5lb - almost 3 stone heavier than my goal weight, and 2 stone heavier than when they had last seen me.
I had returned for a few short weeks to try and lose the stone I had gained since my wedding, and then found out I was pregnant.

But that's fine!

You've had a baby. You're bound to put on weight. You'll lose it.

Now I would like to say here, that the moment  I found out I was pregnant, I decided I would not weigh myself. I chose to concentrate on growing a baby. I'd done Weight Watchers before. And I would do it again. I'd lost 43lb in around 8months in 2007 for my wedding. I could be back at goal by my birthday in 2010. easy :o)

And then I met my boy.

And I decided that HE was more important.

I'd lose the weight, but I would pay more attention to raising my son. Have fun bringing him up.
Lose the weight slowly, and healthily.
Take my time, make it a life change, and teach my son carefully about the importance of healthy eating.

And this time I would keep it off.

We all want the weight to drop off. We don't want to do the hard work that it takes to get there. Who's got time for that???

So when you look at my before and after photos and think "wow what a difference. I wish I could do that"

What makes you think you can't??

It hasn't got to be done today. Or tomorrow. Or next week.

Just make a start. Make some changes.
Attend your weigh in HOWEVER your week has gone.

Face it. Draw a line. Start again.

What is the point in giving up??
How will you get to where you want to be by giving up??

Easy answer : YOU WON'T

So make the change.
Go along to a meeting. Follow the plan. Eat healthily. Lose the weight.

But don't let it take over your life.

You can do it. And if it takes you a year. Two years. Five years. You WILL do it.

Look at the bigger picture.

In total I have lost 41.5lb in two years.

And that is AMAZING


  1. Well done, and it's taken about 10 years off how you look as well.

    Happy New Year

  2. I was getting worried for a sec with where you seemed to be going lol. Great thinking! I'm gonna link to this post on my ww group on