At this week’s Weight Watchers meeting four members (including me) shared our success stories. I brought a picture of me from my mom’s funeral in April 2012. I was at my heaviest weight ever in a dress sized 20W. It was the turning point for me in terms of managing my health and I am determined to continue the story with more weight loss, increased fitness and improved health.
Here I am 29 months later with a regular exercise habit, decreased medication AND 49 pounds lighter. I know the other three members were inspirational to me so I hope my story helps someone.
Interestingly not one of us are at the Weight Watchers goal weight (two are lifetime members though) which highlighted that there are many ways to measure success.
Last week I was in Boston for four days on a business trip which meant some of the meals were provided. I also took advantage of the wonderful seafood in the area. Here are a couple of the meals I had last week.
Before leaving home, my husband grilled Pollo Asado one night. It’s the chicken version of carne asada.
Our first dinner in Boston I had to try the crab meat pie with steak tips. It was delicious! Another night we went to Legal Seafood where I ordered a crab cake platter that came with broiled scallops and shrimp.
I also gained a new appreciation for Dunkin Donuts coffee. It tastes great; especially when it felt like 4 am instead of 7 am to my West Coast body clock.
Since I always retain fluid for a couple of days after flying I didn’t weigh in Saturday morning. For now the official tally remains at:
I’m giving the Simply Filling plan a try this week to shake things up. After my meeting I planned out the week’s meals and shopped accordingly.
I even dug out a couple of my Weight Watchers cookbooks for inspiration. I’m looking forward to a successful week whether it shows up at the scale or not.
How did your week towards great health go?
Congratulations on your progress! I admire your perseverance and that you have lost 49+ pounds! You look wonderful 🙂
Khaleef @ Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet says
49lbs lighter, much healthier, and completely different habits! You’ve made great progress, Kay Lynn. 🙂
Kay Lynn says
Khaleef, it’s amazing when I think back to how much our lifestyle has changed over the past couple of years. Thanks for the pat on the back!