Okay so as you know my weight loss, has been well more of a weight gain. Clearly it's because I'm not eating the right foods and exercising on a regular basis. But I've been thinking of why or what else I can do to get it right.
The why is because I'm in a different place in my life right now. I know I've touched on this before but it seems to be a huge factor on why I'm not losing. I mean I'm 28, almost 29. I'm taking care of a family and myself. My time is spread thin and I honestly rather spend it with my husband, family and friends, than at the gym or worrying about food. And then there is work, oh work...work...work...work. Le sigh. My job now is a complete 180 degrees different from what I was doing the first time with Weight Watchers. I'm a "manager" now. I have a department, I work by alone, by myself...which I love. But unfortunately it takes a lot of my time...like most people. But when I get home, after a 20 minute drive. The only thing I want to do it get home and spend what little time I can with my hubby before he goes to bed at 6pm. So during that small time frame, around an hour to hour and half...dinner needs to be cooked, and eaten. So unfortunately we rely a lot on fast food...drive thru. I know not health and I could make better options but alas drive thru is a weakness of mine, an Achille's heel. I feel as if I'm NEVER going to eat at this place again. So I HAVE to order everything on the menu, 2 meals...etc. Yeah a bit backwards and totally sabotaging the bigger picture.
Which brings me to something that I've been thinking about for awhile and have researched all weekend.
I saw a Dr. Oz episode a few months back talking about weight loss surgeries, mainly gastric bypass. Saying how these surgeries aren't what they use to be and have come along way from what they're perceived. That got the gears going, maybe that's what I need at this point in my life, when I have the scales creeping slowly and deathly to 400lbs. *gulp* Then talking with the hubby, because nothing is for free in this world. We came to the conclusion that I can do it by myself, I DID it before by myself. Plus I've always been against surgery for myself. Plus my ego is to prideful...Leo problems I guess. ;)
Fast forward to the tail of last week. I was talking with a co-worker, about weight loss and how it's kind of just slowly creeping up and how this is hurting and that's hurting. She shared that she's going to Disney in June and won't be able to ride the rides, and she loves that. But she has also put on the weight and is on medicine for blood pressure. So we got to talking about different things for weight loss and what we need to fix. And she mentioned her doctor asked her to check out this weight loss group session at a local hospital and I told her I would go with her. So we have in the works and then she mentioned how she wanted to get the lap band surgery. And I was like oooh you don't hear about that one as much, I know for me all I hear is about know about is gastric surgery.
So I carry on and went about my day went home and went about my business on Friday. I work, and then the hubby called me to let me know he was on the way home at 10 AM...bastard...I was only 2 hours into my shift...boo hissssss!
Anyways I asked if I went to the gym that morning, grumbled nooooo....
He was like baby...you know you need to go...
I confessed that I hadn't been sleeping and I really just wanted to sleep.
He told me understood but he was also really concerned about my weight and want us to live a long happy life. So I'm going to really stop smoking and you, you really should look at other means to help lose the weight. Like those weight loss surgeries...maybe lap band.
I responded with the Tim Taylor, monkey side...WHAT?! Are you in my head? I've honestly been processing this idea in my head before I brought the idea up to you. We were meant to be together! lol
His response Lucky me....
But in all seriousness I feel as if my weight loss journey has taking me to this point. I know its going to be just as challenging but at least my portion sizes will be check. And I can train my brain to correctly recognize the signals and work Weight Watchers also.
So I hope y'all will continue to follow and support me as my weight loss journey takes a turn to the left. TURN LEFT.