This isn’t travel related, but it’s something that is a constant in my life. I’ve struggled with my weight most of my life and I gained a lot of weight when I was pregnant. I kept telling myself that I’d be able to lose the weight quickly after giving birth, but it’s been over three years now, and I haven’t made much progress. Last year, I was able to lose about 20 pounds by joining Weight Watchers online. But then the major holidays happened, and it’s been another battle since then.
I decided to attend Weight Watchers meetings in person in hopes that it will hold me more accountable. Yesterday morning was tough during the weekly weigh in. Instead of the number going down on the scale, it went up. But then the meeting began, and I was inspired by a lot of what the other women said. One woman had lost 105 lbs. Another woman, 5 lbs. And one woman described the step on the scale as a moment in time.
I decided that instead of focusing on failure, that I needed to acknowledge that while I gained the weight back, that I could control what I decide to eat. And I thought about the saying on one of my favorite bracelets as inspiration – “She’s one of a kind.”
So here it goes. I refuse to let the scale win. I know it won’t be without its challenges. My family is going on vacation for my birthday, and it will be hard to resist the goodies. But for Christmas, my parents gave me a fitbit, which has become my latest obsession. So instead of thinking about the food, I’m going to focus on tracking my steps. I just wish Kate Spade made covers for them, though 😉