My Anniversary
November 11th, 2001 by Anna

Today is the eleventh of November. Today marks my one-year anniversary of joining Weight Watchers. A year ago today, I got up the nerve to finally make a change for the better. To finally take control of my eating and work at changing the person I was on the outside. Today also marks the first day of my third trimester of pregnancy. I’ve come a long way in 365 days. Even though I am starting my seventh month of pregnancy, I am 56 pounds lighter today, than I was a year ago. That feels great!

I’m 20 pounds over my goal weight, so I’m going to have gained more during this pregnacy than I wanted to. Well, that’s not true exactly. I started this pregnancy at 159. I’m only a pound or two more than that right now (depending on what time of day I weigh!). So I haven’t gained much at all. But I did reach goal weight of 142 when I was three months pregnant. So I’ve gained a lot since then. But I’m trying not to focus on that. For about three weeks, my eating was out of control. I was eating worse than I ever did, and using my pregnancy as an excuse. I was feeling deprived trying to follow a Weight Watcher’s plan (with extra points for pregnancy) and I made lots and lots of very unhealthy choices. Two different weeks I put on more than five pounds! But I’ve taken back control. I’ve lost a few of those extra pounds, thank goodness. To stay sane, I’m not going to focus on the fact that I did reach goal. I’m going to base the rest of this pregnancy on my starting weight. So I feel a lot better, and I don’t have to stress as much about the mistakes I’ve already made. I’m starting over. I feel good about myself now. I know I don’t ever want to go back to where I was, and I don’t have to. Nine months pregnant I won’t weight what I did then. And once I have this baby, I’m going to drop that baby weight fast and keep it off. I’m going to exercise again, and continue to eat well. My children will have a mother that is proud of who she is, and works hard to keep herself fit and healthy. I realize that I will probably always have issues with food and eating, but I have the strength to overcome that, and do what’s right for myself and for my body. I deserve to be happy with who I am.

One Response  
  • pinkey writes:
    February 29th, 20048:25 amat

    I just read your post. It reminds me of me.If by some chance you get this please e-mail me the points allotment for a pregnant women. I am on the new program and they won’t give me that information.

    Pregant and desparate!

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