Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bringing Sexy Back

3 weeks ago, I joined Weight Watchers Online.  3 weeks ago I weighed more than I was comfortable weighing (127) and I didn't feel good in my clothes.  3 weeks ago I totally slacked in the exercise department.  3 weeks ago, I took control.  In the past, I've done Atkins (very successfully) but I just can't sustain that lifestyle.  The thing about WW is that it teaches you how to eat.  It teaches portion control and helps you indulge smartly, rather than irrationally.  It's totally what I needed.  Now, instead of pigging out because it sounds good, I think twice about whether I really need that piece of chocolate cake or not?  I'm cooking healthier and using better products, yet still enjoying what I eat.  It is so easy and in 3 weeks I've lost 7 pounds.  7 whole pounds!  I'm working out, I started Pilates again and for the first time in a few months I feel great about myself.

Sometimes I hate that I have to try so hard to stay thin, I really have to watch what I eat and stay active.  But, when you think about it, what's wrong with that?  It makes me healthier than if I didn't have to do that, right?  Plus I am a good example to the kiddos.  They are more aware of what they put in their mouths too.  They often ask if something is healthy and I'll answer yes or no and offer an alternative.

Now, if only winter would end and I could really get outside and enjoy this new body!  That would make things complete!


  1. I think this is wonderful! I think we're exactly the same size. :) If we lived near each other, I would totally raid your closet...and wine rack.

  2. I think it's important to show our kids how to live a healthy lifestyle.

    Good for you!

    I wish it would warm up here, too. It's the hardest time of the year, isn't it? I think everyone has cabin fever.

  3. Congratulations to you! What an accomplishment already. Are you doing the Points Plus program?

  4. You are awesome! I too don't always love having to watch what I eat or worry about getting a workout in, but you are right - knowing that I am setting a good example for my kids makes it completely worth it!

    I don't know if I have mentioned it before (and apologies if I have), but I LOVE the books in the Eat This, Not That series. They have helped me a ton in making better choices at the grocery store and with what I cook - they suggest healthier alternatives rather than saying cut it out all together. Definitely worth it!


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