Well friends, the day has come……the day that I know I NEED to make a change. I have never been on a diet before and after some research it seems that Weight Watchers would be a good fit for me. I am scared to talk about this on the blog because I am scared I will fail. You see I am almost 32 and I have never been on a diet, my whole life up until I turned 26 I danced 40+ hours a week. So I was lean(ish) and I wasn’t sedentary like I am now. I mean look at me 5-6 years back………… I weighed 115, I would kill to look like this again……I danced in booty shorts and a half top in front of 18,000+ fans weekly and now you couldn’t pay me enough to show my body!
What happened? Life! I stopped dancing and being active, I started to love cooking even more and before you know it I am 50+ POUNDS heavier. Yup, I just admitted that for all to see. But your not blind you all could probably see it over the years in my pictures…………Yes, that arm on hip is my signature pose and I think it makes my look slimmer in pictures but that is debatable!
You know it’s funny somedays when I am looking especially cute (ya, I just said that) I think……hey, I’m not too bad….I have a fuller face and that makes me look younger than I am (True Story) and I tell myself “I just bought a ALL new wardrobe over the last year or two to fit me so why change?” But then I get on the scale and see 170, I see my gut hanging over my jeans and then I heard that at my brothers wedding someone (whom I don’t enjoy anyway) was asking around if I was pregnant because I am fat. You know I am embarrassed to say I use to dance for the NBA and AFL because look at me, ya know? And PLEASE I am NOT asking or fishing for compliments…….I am just being transparent and honest.
I joined WW this week and I am taking the week to get acquainted with the site and I will start on Monday. I am not alone thankfully a wonderful friend named Jamie is doing it with me. She has the cutest blog and most adorable little family…. you can check her out by clicking HERE tell her I sent ya! Her story is similar to mine which is so nice to hear and we can relate to each other in so many ways. AND I just found out a new friend Melissa, whom I met here in Columbus and she also signed up this week!
Here is my plan…..(some of it)
1. Cut back on sweets and carbs
2. Try the hardest at Breakfast, Lunch and snacks and cook healthier recipes at night.
3. Cut back on my portions
4. Weigh in weekly and I am going to try to do a post each week where if you are loosing weight too you can comment and leave your weight loss! Hopefully we can all inspire one another
5. Be more active…come on Nicole, you can do it!
So friends…….have you done WW? Any tips for me? Anything you want to share??