I need to be honest… I’ve been pretty terrible about tracking and sticking to Weight Watchers for a while. Ok, more than a while. I hit goal and lifetime in the spring of 2012 and I didn’t hang out there all that long. Maybe through the summer and some of the fall?
I definitely have a lot of excuses I could throw out. At least one of them is even valid! I did discover that I have a thyroid problem a few months ago. I noticed that even while I was training for the marathon last year that I was gaining weight no matter what I did. I was definitely eating more, but I tried to keep it to healthy choices and it didn’t seem to matter. Once I realized that, I admit I kind of gave up and didn’t try as hard because it didn’t seem to matter anyhow.
After maybe a year or so of this happening, I went to the doctor for some neck swelling and she discovered my hypothyroidism. It was totally a relief to find out there was an actual problem that explained the weight gain and other symptoms, but I have absolutely revisited some terrible habits that are (again) hard to let go of.
I’ve been back to some meetings, but not as consistently as I should. I’m tracking more often, but not often enough. It’s been a stressful couple of weeks and I certainly have been medicating with bad food choices.
So here I am… admitting it out in the open hoping that this will be the kick in the ass I need. I know I can do lose the weight because I did it before. Get ready for some possible weight loss status updates? Maybe they will just be limited to the blog? We’ll see.