Tuesday 23 August 2011

I'm a 10%'er

I started Weight Watchers 10 weeks ago (have a look here for my first post about it) on their ProPoints plan.  I promised I wouldn't make this a weight-loss blog, and I haven't...in fact, I think I've barely mentioned Weight Watchers since then.  However, indulge me today, because I'm very, very pleased with my progress after today's weigh-in.

Today, I reached my first major milestone.
I've lost 18lbs which equates to just over 10% of my starting bodyweight! 
10% milestone

I'm absolutely over the moon - despite all my years of relentless yo-yo dieting, and more recently, my marathon training, I have never been on such a successful plan that has worked for me so well.  I haven't felt deprived or hungry, I've eaten pretty much the food I want (although have made alcohol for special occasions only...it really is empty calories) and have just made intelligent choices, completely re-evaluated the amount I eat, and changed my portion sizes - it sounds horribly clich├ęd, but it's not about being on a diet, it's about changing my whole attitude and approach to food.  I've had a few bad days and blow outs, have eaten chocolate, birthday cake and doughnuts, and haven't stopped eating out in restaurants, but the way the programme is devised, that doesn't screw it up, and it's easy to make it all part of the week's food points - it's all about balance!

With all the running I do (over 70 miles over the last fortnight) it is so easy for me to overindulge, which is what I've always done in the past - taken the exercise as an excuse to eat what I want and to eat far too much of it.  With the Weight Watchers plan, you can personalise it so much that I have been able to eat exactly the right amount of food to keep me losing weight, but still able to fuel myself and feel satisfied.   I can't believe it's working so well! :D

Anyway, enough of my gushing...my next big milestone will be losing 25lbs, and after that, it will be reaching my goal weight!  Not sure how long it's going to take me,  but after being on the plan for 10 weeks, I know that I have the commitment and the tools to achieve this, and I know it's going to work.  I have never felt like this before, and it's absolutely amazing.  The only downside though is that practically none of my clothes fit anymore and I'm going to have to go shopping, and contrary to the norm...I'm one girl who hates shopping unless it's for trainers and lycra!

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