My 1 Year Reflections and Weigh-In #52

Today is my 1 year anniversary with Weight Watchers.

Wow. *letting it sink in*

A year ago, that sounded like a long time coming.

But if you ask me now. It just flew by.

In one year…
-I started and graduated from the Couch to 5K program. (There’s an app for that!)
-I’ve run eight 5Ks (3 miles).
-I’ve taken weekly Zumba and Pilates classes (and still do).
-I’ll be running my first 8K (5 miles) in 15 days.
-I signed up for my first 1/2 marathon (eek!).
-I read nutritional labels and realize that 1 package is NOT necessarily the calories written on the box. Don’t forget serving size people!
-I bought a digital food scale and use it religiously.
-I cook more.
-I still love to bake cupcakes.
-I love to eat out (and still eat pizza at least 1x a month!)
-I have control of my depression.
-I have collar bones!
-I wear pants that don’t have elastic.
-I bought belts.
-I can cross my legs when I sit down.
-I’m eating so many new foods including bananas and beans. Me? A self-proclaimed banana and bean hater!
-I love myself again.

–STATS–
weight: 191.2 –> 139.2 lbs
thighs: -7 inches
waist: -14 inches
bust: -11 inches
arms: -2 inches
jean size: 18 –> 6
BMI: 34.9 (grossly obese) –> 25.5 (borderline overweight/normal)

In 52 weeks, I’ve had 38 losses, 11 gains and 3 maintains but do you “see” the gains?? Nope! Don’t let gains discourage you! Success is not a straight line. There will be bumps and blips along the way. You only fail if you quit.

It’s been a pretty amazing journey. And it’s still not over.

Even after I reach my personal goal (I’m so close!), this is a lifelong journey. Instead of fighting it, I’m embracing it. One day at a time.

Thank you READERS for continuing on my journey with me…

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20 responses

  1. So glad to have “met” you during the August Fitness Challenge! Your blog and journey have been super inspiring for me and I am loving the recipes here! You’ve accomplished SO much over the last year and you have the body to show for it!

  2. Awesome, Clara! You’re a totally different person than you were a year ago. So inspiring. You look wonderful and I am honored to know you.

  3. you are such an inspiration. and to think that a year ago when you started the ww board and i got knocked up and now you are inspiring me to lose the weight i have been holding onto for almost three years. keep it up!

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