I joined a Weight Watchers meeting here at work and had my second weigh in today. I am down to 285!
I started this journey last March at 333 so I am down almost 50 pounds. Yes, the weight loss has been super slow. It’s sometimes hard to gauge how long it’s supposed to take with shows like “The Biggest Loser” on tv where people can lose 50 pounds in a month. The truth is that I don’t work out 8 hours a day. I don’t have a personal trainer. I don’t have a nutritionist or someone cooking meals for me.
I’m a regular person who is doing what I know how to do in a slow and steady way. It’s working. Slowly, yes, but it’s working.
My goal is to be down to 250 by May. That means I need to lose 35 pounds in the next 4 months and I think that’s doable. It equals about 8.25 pounds a month or a little over 2 pounds a week. That is exactly what Weight Watchers prescribes as the best measure for weight loss. 1 – 2 pounds a week is reasonable and doable and for me, has worked wonderfully.