When I started this journey on May 31, 2014 I thought it would go really fast. My first weeks on Weight Watchers were great. I lost about 20 pounds in the first 5 weeks. Then my body adjusted and I slowed down to healthy weight loss rate of 1 to 2 pounds a week. Some weeks more, some weeks less. I hit 90 pounds lost in 12 months. Then it really slowed down.
For six months I gained and lost and gained about 10 pounds of the 90 I lost. I was frustrated with myself. I knew I was slacking off and having fun. I felt like I was blowing off a part of the journey. Then I realized something. I only gained back 10 pounds. For me, in the past, if I had stopped or slacked off I would have gained back 50 pounds. I had the revelation that I can know maintain a huge weight loss because I have been doing it for 6 months. Now that is a no scale victory that I never thought I would never be able to do. Weight loss was always followed by weight gain. Not 10 pounds but more like all I had lost and more.
Have I really changed my lifestyle? I think so. I now look at things so differently. There are foods that I totally would have binged on that no longer interest me. There are foods that I like now that i never would have touched and now prefer.
This journey will never end for me. My one way ticket will last a lifetime. There is no return, turning around, or going back. Is it time to take your own way journey?