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24 March 2015 @ 04:16 pm
My current time killer...  
One thing I can say is going right with me right now is my weight loss journey.

We all have our own little weight loss journeys we encounter from time to time. Sometimes it’s so frequent that it might as well be called a commute. Ever since I have moved to Louisiana, I felt like I am continuously on this road, with nowhere to exit.

Recently, my full time job has organized a weight loss challenge. They do it almost every year, but this is the first year I have been able to participate. Compared to a lot of people that were going to participate, I knew I didn’t stand a chance of winning anything. But, I joined because I could use a deadline and the motivation is definitely something I can use.

I started to follow weight watchers guidelines. I didn’t “officially” join, but there are plenty of online resources that post the points and gives the basic ideas. I really didn’t want to mess around with this attempt at losing weight, so I started planning my meals, making things in bulk and freezing them (I go through so many Tupperware, and my freezer is always full now!).

One thing I have picked up from doing this diet that I didn’t expect I would enjoy so much is the fact I’m starting to cook more healthy meals. I have a lot of recipes stored with the weight watchers points, so I am able to budget my daily points more efficiently.

I won’t go on and on in the details of how I have been following the diet, but it has been working out. Since the divorce, I have lost a total of 30 pounds! The first 20 I have no clue how it happened, but the last ten have been because of the weight loss challenge. I am happy to say that I am almost at my weight when I first moved here and gained 30+ pounds within a few months, and I haven’t been able to lose them since.

I’ll try to find some good before/after pictures. My advice to anyone wanting to lose weight, I highly suggest taking a before picture. My self esteem was so shot that I didn’t want to take yet another picture that makes me look fat, so I never did…and I kind of regret it now.