Expect me to be cranky the next couple/few weeks . . .So last night on my way to Fry's to return my TiVo Series 3, Teri and I stopped at Weight Watchers in downtown Puyallup and joined up. So I've got two reasons to be cranky. 1) I took my Series 3 back. After 24 days, I just could NOT get it to work. TiVo is supposed to be following up with me today, so we'll see how that goes. And 2) I'll be eating significantly less food than I have been. It'll take me 2 weeks or so to "train" my stomach to survive on what I'm giving it and I'll be fine after that. I've been on WW before and had some success. Not necessarily success in keeping the weight off, but success in losing the weight initially. So I have a bit of trepidation going into this endeavor again as I'm not sure how I'll handle the plateaus again.
In 1991/92 ish . . . I weighed 250 pounds and joined WW and lost 30 pounds, plateaued, gave up resumed normal eating habits and then . . .
In 2001 . . . I weighed in at 317 pounds and joined WW at Adobe and lost 51 pounds, platueaued, gave up, got laid off and now here we are in . . .
2006 . . . last night I weighed in at 342.5 pounds. Holy hell. Now, this wasn't as much a shock as you might think. You'll remember earlier this year, I weighed in at 344 and lost about 13 pounds and then moving day hit and we've been back to normal ever since. So I'm still not back up to where I was . . . but a good distance towards it anyway. Now one point (and sorry for the visual reference) but weighing myself at home, I'm not clothed and at WW, of course I am. So I'd put realistically my weight at 339 ish.
BUT the first goal they always have you set at WW is your 10% goal. So here it is . . . I get to lose 34.25 pounds for my first goal. This will put me down to about 308 pounds. Now if I can do it by the end of the year (Likely to lose about 10 my first week) I'll be awfully damn close to the goal I set at the beginning of the year to be under 300. I will feel good at or below 310 by the end of the year.
My mind is going to be my biggest challenge. Got to turn that negative thinking around and realize that this is just now who I am and be OK with that. I need to align my habits with my Top 10 goals. It's keeping me out of integrity with myself and I want to get back into integrity. I don't know why, but 186 has been stuck in my head since August. That's my 10 year goal. To be at 186 pounds. Let's get going! Thanks everyone for your help and support!