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I've been trying to take my weight loss one step at a time this time. I don't know what my problem has been over the past 2 years. When I first started losing weight, it was a struggle on my own. I managed to lose 10lbs before joining Weight Watchers with my mom. I joined the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and by the time I found out that I was pregnant in the beginning of April, I had lost 30lbs.

I tried to maintain my healthy eating habits during my pregnancy and somehow returned to WW within after giving birth having only gained 11lbs! I was sooo proud of myself and managed to keep the weight loss going. At about 165lbs, I signed up for a personal trainer. It was sooo expensive, but it helped a LOT because it got my butt to the gym. I didn't lose as much weight as I wanted, but I kept getting smaller.

I kept wanting to hit the 153lb mark. That would have marked 70lbs gone! I kept going to the meetings. I kept trying to find "lighter" weigh in clothes. No matter what I did... working harder, eating better, not drinking or eating ANYTHING before my weigh-ins at 10am... nothing helped. I couldn't reach that stupid milestone.

It was so frustrating and at one point, I just said "SCREW IT!"

Well, that was about 2yrs ago and I finally feel like I'm on the right path again.

At my weigh-in Wednesday, I was 179.8lbs. Yes, that it 27 lbs more than I was 2yrs, but I have to keep reminding myself that it's still 43lbs less than where I started.

The first week back on program I lost 5.8lbs and last week I gained .2. I was frustrated again, but I'm still going. I'm increasing my activity. Improving my eating and tracking everything... no matter how many scary points it is.

I have to stay focused and remember that it's a lifestyle change. There will be ups and downs. There will be unexpected circumstances and stress and food... oh, how I love food!!!

But I will continue to try to make foods that are super yummy, but not so bad. Heck, maybe hubby and I will finally write that cookbook we've been talking about. I wonder if anyone would buy it :)


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