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So here we go :)

Well I’ve obviously been neglecting my blog about as much as my weight loss initiative. So here goes once again.

My job’s wellness committee has arranged for us to have access to Weight Watchers @Work program. It’s a 12 week program where they come to our work place for meetings. My first meeting was on 1/30/2013. I really wasn’t all that impressed with it at that meeting. Everything seemed rushed and not much information was given. At this initial meeting I weighed 336. I was told that my “daily points” would be 48. So week one I followed everything to a T. I was weighing everything, increasing my veggie/fruit intake, tracking all food. So when I stepped on the scale on 2/6/2013 I wasn’t expecting to see a 1.6 lb gain. WTH!?? Well then on the 7th that lovely visitor that women my age get showed up. A whole week early. Well that explained a lot. So then I became ecstatic. Typically I gain 5lbs during that time. So a gain of 1.6 was awesome since it means I had to have lost some weight. So Week two I continued on the same course. Weigh in three was on 2/13/2013.  I was down 5.8 lbs since the previous weigh in. Yeah!! So week four starts. I will be honest I didn’t stick to my plan as I should nor did I track. I had three birthday parties along with Valentines that week. So I wasn’t really all that surprised to see on 2/20/2013 that I had gained 4lbs. So back to the drawing board.

This week I am making menus and sticking to them. I can do this. I’m also going to make it a point to get my water intake goals as well as physical activity goals. Hopefully I can at least knock of those 4lbs that I regained if not more.

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It’s time!

I don’t know if I ever mentioned on my blog that I had RNY (a type of gastric bypass) done several years ago.  At first I did wonderfully with it. I stuck to the rules. Protein first, no drinks with meals, eating only what I could eat in 20 minutes. I was going to the gym 5 days a week. Three days cardio, two days weight training. In one year I lost 150lbs. I kept it off another year. Then I fell out of my routine.  I got married and stopped going to the gym. I then stopped following the rules. Including snacking on junk. I gained 50lbs during the first year of our marriage. We have now been married 6 years and I’ve gained another 30 lbs over the last five years. Yes, in six years I’ve gained 80 lbs. It has sucked to see this happen. My job has a wellness program that has a dietician come to our business and we have a 6 wk weight loss challenge. So this time around I signed up for it. I met with the dietician before the first meeting and we set out a plan. I’m on a 1300 calorie diet pushing protein. I’m also working on increasing my exercise. Right now I’m doing walking. I’m trying to get 20 minutes a day.  The wellness program has also started their fall walking program. I signed up for this also. The person with the greatest increase in steps at the end of the program will get a prize.  As of right now I have had a 69% increase in my steps.  The first week I lost 2 lbs. The second week I lost 7lbs. Week three I gained 5lbs back.four just ended and I lost 3lbs.

 

Summer 2012

March 2008

Me July 2006

2005 (1 yr post op)

Day of surgery March 2004

1999

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