Thank you for all the wonderful comments! I was so surprised to see so many and from new friends too. Many of you asked me questions so I figured I would answer them via a post. So here we go!
@Pattie~ My reason for switching to WW from BFC was because I was finding it very difficult to be happy & stay true to the BFC. There are MANY good things about the BFC and so many people have been so successful, however, I just couldnt seem to stay on it longer than a week before I was craving yogurt & fruit. I totally understand the rationale behing the insulin spikes & storing of fat etc but I just truly didn't want to live my life in a state of feeling deprived of those things. I rejoined WW in Dec 2010 w/ the support of my awesome sister and although it is coming off slowly, I am ok with it. I feel like this is a lifestyle I can maintain and I am a much happier person following the weight watchers plan. I do try to make good choices as far as sugars go and try to pick the lower glycemic berries etc but in my opinion, there are alot of valuable nutrients & antioxidants in fruit & I believe in moderation, they are A-OK to enjoy. I am losing weight, my measurements are getting smaller & the number on the scale is going down too. Its a sound program and my Dr. is pleased with my progress. In my opinion, I think you have to find a program that you feel you can maintain the rest of your life & make sure it is a plan that you will be happy on. I wasn't happy without my yogurt & fruit. I love your blog & have been having trouble posting comments via my google acct for some reason. I did sign up as one of your followers so now I am a "Pattie groupie"! lol. You may not realize this but reading your guest blog on Amber's blog made me realize the importance of having my online weight loss buddies so I decided to pick up my blogging again, so I have you to thank for inspiring me to come back to cyber world! :)
@ Joyful Susan~ No I really don't track S/C & points plus. Just too time consuming to do both & the plans are so completely polar opposite you really cant do that without making yourself a little crazy. I am trying to make lower glycemic choices while staying in my points plus target. I love my WW leader Pam & I love the suppport of my Saturday morning 11am group. It is such an uplifting part of my week to go there and I always leave feeling inspired, motivated to keep going & re energized ! Also, thank you for the sweet comment about my gams. Ive never had heavy legs & I really don't have any varicose veins so I guess I'm lucky. I do have a few spider veins but keeping the legs tanned keeps them concealed for the most part. They could use a bit of toning & I am working on that. Your blog is wonderful & I also signed up to be a follower of yours. As I told Pattie, I'm having trouble posting comments but I will try my best to pop in & say hi & leave a comment. I am in a weight loss journey with my sister & it is so helpful to have a buddie to lean on! Having online buddies is awesome too!! BTW~ You and Pattie both DONT LOOK your age!! Perhaps I can come swimming in your pool sometime?? (fountain of youth in your backyard girls??) hee hee!
@ Linda~ Thanks for sending me that note via FB re: my blog. Your message along with Patties guest message on Amber's blog made me rethink about restarting my blog. I appreciate your kind words & I will try my best to be helpful & hopefully inspiring. There is nothing easy about losing weight but its so much more fun when you have friends to walk with you on the journey. Best of luck with your son. I have a 15yr old daughter who is going to WW with me now. She is an absolutely beautiful young lady but she could lose about 20-25#. I want her to learn to make better choices in her life re: food. She is and always has been a very picky eater & I don't want to see her struggle with her weight like I did because I feel like I have missed out on so many things in my life because of being overweight. I never wanted to put a bathing suit on or heaven forbid be seen in one, I was very popular in high school but I always felt like I was the "fat girl" & lived my life so self conscious about my weight. I had alot of boyfriends in high school & they never seemed to mind my "chunkiness" which was a good thing I suppose because I do believe that many of them truly liked me for the person that I am inside.
And my Buddies Rosalie, Katie & Dawn~ Thanks so much for your positive feedback! It means a lot to hear that and you all have been walkin the walk & talkin the talk for a while now. You are great inspiration to us all!
Its all about keepin on keepin on, isn't it? Staying focused on what you REALLY want & continuing to try. I do my best every day & some days are better than others for sure but I just keep thinking about how wonderful it will feel to wear the next size down, how fun it will be to buy a new wardrobe & then ultimately to see 150# on the scale & HOPEFULLY be wearing a size 10 someday. I haven't been a size 10 since 9th grade!!! No kidding!
I am a nurse at a Same Day Ambulatory Surgery Center and I had to give an inservice this morning to credential the other nurses on an IV pump that I have worked extensively with in my past nursing experience. I had 2 of my co workers pull me aside today and make wonderful comments to me about how they can tell I am losing weight & that I am really looking good. It fills the ole tank to hear that feedback doesn't it? Makes it all worthwhile when it becomes noticeable.
Well, I am gonna wrap this up for now. I hope you all had a great day!!! I will blog some more thoughts tomorrow....Sending you all skinny vibes!!