Still a Skinny Minnie

Well, I realized a few days late that I met my goal of staying under 125 for a year. When I reached the goal last year, I can’t even begin to tell you how proud of myself I was. I had been working on losing weight for almost a year when I reached this weight. I had started on my own in November of 2009 but didn’t really start to melt away until I joined Weight Watchers in May of 2010.

I cannot tell you how easy and life changing their program is. I know a few of you lovies are in the program and are seeing the same results that I did. It really is wonderful and if you have ever considered joining I would strongly urge you to do so.

So this post is to mark a year of keeping my weight under 125. I have to say that losing the weight was the easy part for me at first. Once I lost every last pound I felt lost. With losing the weight there are rewards along the way, milestones and the feeling of pride and accomplishment. Maintaining the loss is a bit trickier though, you don’t feel a loss victory each week when you weigh in, instead you try to keep the balance. It’s easy to become frustrated and confused and hard to know when to stop with the losing weight mentality.

Looking back though, being able to say that after a full year, I still fit in my 13-year-old daughters clothes is the real reward.

I really kept it off and I am going to keep this as a revolving yearly goal. While I am really proud of myself, I owe it all to Weight Watchers as their program changed  my life tremendously.

Looking back, now that this year has passed, I realized that reaching 125 was the springboard for my confidence that I would need just before just about everything here fell apart. I didn’t realize how much getting through the process would change me as a person. It was surely an added bonus!

Now go eat some veggies and fruit 🙂

Cheers!

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14 thoughts on “Still a Skinny Minnie

  1. Congrats Ginger! It’s one thing to lose the weight, but to maintain and keep it off is totally fantastic!! I still fit in my daughter’s clothes which at times aggravates her as she has put on a few college pounds!!

    1. Linda, you look so great, I hope in 5 years I will be in the same shoes as you! Wow, in 5 years she will be in college, I can’t believe how fast the time goes!

  2. As a mature, caring, supportive adult woman I want to say congrats for attaining your goal weight and keeping it off, but as a petty, struggling-to-get-to-reasonable-weight-like-I-always-had-before-menopause-hit, I need to bite my tongue and my lip and my cheek and anything else I can reach with my teeth. Good thing the mature, caring, supportive adult woman wins most of the time!

    1. Sylvia, it took me a really long time to find my motivation, I’m sure you will find yours at some point. Mine was anger with my husband and the need to do something just for me. When you find it, even if it’s only felt for an hour, grab it tight and watch where it can lead you. If you don’t find it, that’s fine too, love yourself for who you are because you are absolutely a wonderful woman and that’s what really matters 🙂

    1. It really is a great program! If you haven’t checked out Yerttle(blogging Molly) and 33and counting from my blog roll yet, do so! They are in the program and Dacia 33&counting really tells it like it is. They are both fantastic examples of the program!

  3. It’s always so nice to hear from someone who has made it happen. I’ve been in a program similar to WW here in the UK, and I’ve lost some weight but it’s so slow going it feels like it’s taking forever. But slow is good, right? Right?? 🙂

    1. Slow is the way to go!! Don’t give up, it might feel like it is taking so long but when you look back it won’t feel like that much time! You want it to stay off, the longer it takes the better habits you’ll pick up too! Yay! I’m excited for you 🙂

  4. I do WeightWatchers too, and I love it. I’m so happy to hear it worked well for you – I’m still in the middle of my weight loss and it’s encouraging to hear from someone who has met her goal and kept it off. Great job! 🙂

  5. Hi, congrats and I wish I could relate but I’ve always been one of those lucky sorts who have had the same weight since the day they were born – meaning not really any problems with weight. I can only halfway imagine the struggle you must have gone thru and relate this to me working out lately – forcing, forcing, forcing!

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