In April of 2010, I came to a point in my life where I knew I needed to lose
weight and get moving in order to be healthier and feel better. By December of that same year, I had dropped 48 pounds, was seeing a personal trainer twice a week, and was walking 4 miles a day. I did indeed feel much better. I even began a Weight Watchers
post each day on The Buzz and we all traded healthy recipes. In January of 2011, I decided to just maintain for a while, even though I had more weight to lose. Hindsight tells me that was a stupid plan! I did maintain, though, for over half the year. I even
ran my first 5K! Then my mother had a very serious illness, and my sister or I stayed with her around the clock for six weeks. Then I went on vacation. Then Thanksgiving and Christmas came. And when all the stress and celebrating were done, I had gained some
of those unwanted, hard-lost pounds back. I've learned something though. I've learned that sugar causes me joint pain. I don't understand it and have never heard of it, but I know my body, and I know when I eat a lot of sugar, I can hardly move. I also learned
that I need to stay on a healthy food plan all the time; otherwise, I will spiral out of control, eating too much of the wrong things. After all, I am a food addict. Another thing I learned is that the body doesn't just naturally maintain fitness. I have to
work at it daily.
So, I say all that to say I've been working out with my trainer, I'm back up
to walking 4 miles a day, and I rejoined Weight Watchers today. I am back to eating healthy. I plan to blog weekly about my weight journey...whether I've lost, stayed the same, or gained...how the exercise is going...and what recipes from this site fit in
with my eating plan. I got started with the recipes a few days before re-joining. Here are a couple of new ones I've tried.
Delicious - This smoothie is thick and creamy. I used non-fat milk and yogurt and cut the recipe in half. It came in at 2 PointsPlus.
Spinach Lasagna - I try to have at least one meatless meal a week. This spinach lasagna was delicious, but it looked terrible! I would make it again, though, because it tasted so good. According to the nutritional information, it was 9 PointsPlus per serving.
Day Smoothie - Another delicious smoothie. I cut the recipe in half. I figured it to be about 2-3 points.
I decided to blog about my weight loss journey because I do so much better
when I am accountable. So, wish me luck and follow my journey with me. Hey, you can even join in if you like. Let me know each week in the comments how you're doing too.