Hey guys!! So I have gotten multiple questions and comments on how I lost weight, so I thought I would share some of my journey with you and why I decided to do what I did!
Throughout changing medications over the past two years my weight has been increasing gradually but seemed very fast. I gained about 60 lbs. in two years. It was depressing and I had a poor body image throughout the entire process. Some of the weight I really couldn’t help because I had been changing medications constantly and some of them had weight gain as a side effect. It would eat me alive to step on the scale and see the number go up. I begged my doctor to switch my medications or help me and he just wasn’t worried about it–he was worried about getting me better. As time went on and I started getting better, he started really focusing on my weight. In December, he looked at me and said you need to lose weight and that is what changed it all. While I felt bad and insecure about it, I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to do it. I was stuck in a funk and just really not feeling well so it made it hard. But on December 28th randomly, I was like “alright, I have to do this, Sydney” and I signed myself up for WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers). I did it a few times in the past, but I was much lighter than I was in December. In fact, I was at my HIGHEST weight EVER. I really didn’t think that I was going to be able to lose weight being sick, but I thought wrong.
WW made it easy for me to change up my lifestyle. (Btw, this is not a sponsored post I am just talking about what worked for me.) I could eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. You have to set a goal weight, and weigh in once a week. They give you an allotted amount of points based on your weight and your goal. They also give you extra points to spend over the week. As you lose weight, you get points taken away from you. Let’s just say I started at 27 and now I’m at 23 a day. That’s literally how much weight I’ve lost! I stick to low point foods and zero point foods such as zucchini noodles and fruit salad. But, it would be better if I got more protein in (sometimes I’ll eat shrimp or a veggie burger but still not enough). I also eat too many protein bars as meals so I’ll have to work on that. Anyways, just by CHANGING YOUR EATING you can lose weight. I really need to add working out in, but I’ve been walking a lot on campus, trying to get my steps in.
Overall, I’d really recommend this program (check with your doctor first, obviously!). I really am starting to feel excited about my results and vowed to never let myself get to the weight I started with again. I didn’t think I could lose weight being sick, but I proved myself and everybody else wrong. Although I am almost a little less halfway to my goal, I am motivated to get there. I keep calculating the weight I’ll be in the next few months and it’s so exciting! I’ll keep you guys updated!