My battle with weight can be traced back to Kindergarten when my mother took me to the doctor who told me I couldn't eat sandwiches after school anymore. Thus I was put on my first diet.
Now at the age of fourtysomething, I've dieted, thought about dieting, been on a diet, been off a diet, dieted again, for nearly every day since that point.
In the past 2 years, I've regained the 20lbs I lost after giving birth to my last child. I thought after having him and successfully losing the proverbial postpartum weight, I had finally conquered the weight issue. Weight Watchers points had been my friend, and a very successful tool.
I was wrong.
I'm not sure where the turning point was (I don't think any dieter ever knows) but slowly I started eating the snacks that I had avoided and the second helpings that before I could pass by. Then, the real collapse came when I got sucked into PTA and my stress level escalated and the only thing that "helped" was cake. And lots of it. Like sheet cake portions.
I literally ate my way through last year as I planned, decorated, recruited, acquired, catered -- it overwhelmed me. And since I don't drink, I turned to sugar.
And it didn't stop there -- now I am PTA president and although I'm not planning high end events, I am still dealing with a stress level that is equal to the former. But it all came to a head last week when I went to the doctor and gasped as I got on the scale. Not that it was a surprise, I haven't been able to fit into any of my "real" clothes for a year. But it was a shock nonetheless. Finally, I hauled myself off to Weight Watchers last Friday because I new the overeating had to stop.
So, I started this blog to HELP me navigate my wagon on the return road to weight loss. I hope here I can complain, vent, cry, succeed, and just plain chronicle my journey.
Tonight I just want to yell that I am absolutely starving! I'm about ready to eat the computer screen! I'm not really sure how many calories 23 points equals -- but I think it should be considered cruel and unusual punishment. I really don't remember EVER being this hungry before.
I'm hoping it gets better -- like my body is going through food withdrawls and it must adjust to the new normal. Because if not, I think sheet cake would be a whole lot better than this.