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Slow and steady

A lot of women, when they begin a new weightloss program, see results right away. I remember at my first Weight Watchers meeting, the leader told me and the other ladies present that we would lose as many as six pounds in the first week… but not to get used to it, since after the first two weeks, we’d only see a 1-2 lb loss on a regular basis.

I have never seen those kind of ‘big’ results. I have always been a slow-and-steady girl, and that can be really frustrating. It takes a lot more gumption to stick with a diet (excuse me, I mean a ‘lifestyle change’) when you only lose 0.6 lbs instead of 6.0.

In 2003, I lost 50 lbs over a period of six months. It was hard work, but I loved every minute of it. Then I fell in love, got married, moved to a different city where I knew no one, and… well, you can probably guess what happened next. Over the last 4 years the weight has slowly crept back on, and now I’m sick of it again. It’s time for action.

Since January 1st, I have lost 5 pounds. It’s nothing to stop the presses over. It’s certainly not the ‘big loss’ most women hope for in the first two weeks of a diet. But I’ll take it, and I’ll run with it. Slow and steady wins the race, and I’m here to blow away the competition.

Watch out, world.

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