I tried on three pairs of pants that morning--pre-feast--and none of them fit. Even though I was thisclose to slapping on a pair of ratty pajama pants and calling it a loss, I suffered through some much too tight but zippable jeans.
I had planned on starting a diet that day (then the next, then the next, then the next) but you know how it goes. Until I stepped on a scale on Sunday night.
20 pounds over my typical healthy weight. Enough was enough.
I had huge success with Weight Watchers after Jon and I got married and decided to try again as I was familiar with the program, really liked it and could get an app for $4 to keep track of my daily points. Yesterday was my first day and even though I was quite hungry (it's amazing what a difference my actual serving size and the recommended serving sizes were...) I felt better about myself. I passed on donuts when I saw one was 11 points and I drank more water.
My goal is to lose twenty pounds. I want my clothes to fit better and to feel better about how I look. More importantly, I want to be healthy for my family. I'm publishing this with the hopes that "outing" myself will keep me more accountable. I've found some awesome recipes I'm excited to try and I think meal planning--which will be critical to keeping me on track--will also help us be more accountable on our grocery budget.