Well, it's official: as of yesterday when I stepped on the scale, after SO long of trying, wishing, wanting, hoping and working toward my goal, I have finally reached the minus 50 lbs. mark! In fact, it was 51! You cannot even begin to imagine how happy this makes me.
"Enjoy Controlling Your Calories"? Well, can't say that I do. Nope - I would MUCH rather eat whatever I want at all times. Unfortunately, too much of what I like is too high in fat and calories, so that's how I got into this mess (that is me) in the first place. I love this huge vintage tin I got on eBay quite a few years back. Good old "Scientifically Processed Potato Chips Easily Digested! Less Fattening!" Hmmm - wonder what that was about back then. I mean, I know there's Olestra now, but I'm not too sure I want to go there.
"Eat All You Want" - okay, now we're talking! Oh, that's right - no, we aren't doing that anymore. (Well, yes, occasionally I still do.)
I'll stick with this: "Cook Thin" - now, THAT sounds like a good idea.
This is a page from my P.E. workbook when I was a freshman in high school. (Click to enlarge it, and maybe you can read it?)
Yes - I actually believed myself to be overweight at 92 pounds. And I remember feeling that way, too. My teacher apparently did not agree. It was she who wrote "No!" on my paper.
(Should I even admit this? Oh, what the heck- I'm among friends, right?) Here goes: At my heaviest recorded weight nearly 20 years ago - I weighed more than twice what I weighed back when I wrote that. Frightening.
So, how did I do it? I have mentioned it before but in case you didn't remember - Weight Watchers. Oh, yes - it really works - as long as you stick with the Program. My problem has been going off and on it so many times over the course of two decades that I have lost count.
So, thank you Weight Watchers - you have a healthy program that gets results. Mind you, I have my moments (days, weeks, even!) when I am not staying within my Points allowance, but the difference for me this time is that I have never given up and I have never REALLY stopped.
Since I have been on this program, I have absolutely been eating and enjoying MANY more vegetables and fruits than I was previously. I found this cute little coloring book that is dated 1968 ...
...which reminded me of my embroidered dish towel that I shared with you in what was only my second post on this blog!(Did you go back and look at it?)
By the way, I'm not done yet. I don't even know yet what weight I want/need to be. But this fifty thing (51) is certainly a milestone for me.
So, let's all eat healthfully, and be friends with our vegetables! Are you with me?
I know we can do it.