My weight loss journey did not start with any epiphany, bad photo, or tight jeans. I always had good self-esteem and thought I had confidence. However, when I walked into Weight Watchers on March 8, 2009, the sticker printed out into my weekly weigh-in booklet shocked me into the real world. The real world was that I was a junior in college who had packed on thirty pounds since graduating high school. The real world was that I had no idea what healthy eating was. The real world was that I didn’t know any better.
The next year of my life, I dedicated myself to changing my life. Weight loss has ups and downs, tears and cheers, beliefs and doubts. I managed to successfully lose 50 pounds through the Weight Watcher’s points system and completely revolutionize the way I live and look at life, through the support of my family, friends, boyfriend, and an extremely wonderful WW leader. I now aspire to succeed rather than settle.
Now, I focus on eating and exercising for strength rather than weight loss. I enjoy life much more now that I am in a happy spot. Weight loss maintenance is much harder than weight loss, in my opinion and I am still learning the ins and outs of what makes me tick.
Sometimes, I have a hard time keeping up with myself–all of the things I want to achieve, all of the races I want to run, all of the things I want to eat . This blog is dedicated to my journey of trying to maintain my weight loss while enjoying life to the fullest. Just try and keep up!
Reach for your dreams, and dream with your heart.