It’s been a while since I talked about my weight loss journey around here. Honestly, it’s because I’ve been stuck. And being stuck is not exactly fun to write about.
If you’re new around here, you may want to catch up on when I’ve previously written about my weight (here). Basically, the short story is that I’ve battled my weight all my life. Thanks to Weight Watchers, I lost it all in college, but then my life happened. I graduated. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism (which makes me hold on to weight like crazy). I got married and had Abbie, and since then I’ve been working to get the weight off.
I have a goal to get down to 145. When I went to the hospital to have Abbie, I was 247 (yikes). So where am I right now? 190.4. I’ve been stuck here for MONTHS. I briefly got out of the 190s a while back only to find myself right back in them. This is my pattern. I battle a “decade” of weight for months at a time. The only bright side of that is that once I finally beat it, I make it to the next decade pretty quickly before starting to battle the next one.
After all this time, you would think I would know what works and be able to just do it. It should be a habit by now, right? But the thing is, that not how life works. I slip up. I eat too much ice cream and cookies (sweets are my weakness). Sometimes, I skip a week of workouts (like last week). I choose soda over water and sometimes barely get all my steps in on my Fitbit. Basically, I live my life – but that doesn’t mean I stop trying. Every meal is a chance to improve.
So here’s to keeping it up. To eating yogurt instead of ice cream. To going for a walk instead of driving. To finally beating the 190s for good. One choice, one day at a time.
Do you struggle with weight loss too? I’d love to hear how you manage it!