Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The journey has begun!

Hey peeps! Did I mention I started Weight Watchers again? Did I mention I had ever done it in the first place? Well let's start from there.

Before Mr.Pate and I got married, someone told us that we would be in the best shape of our lives on our wedding day. Uh Oh! We certainly were not in the best shape of our lives! So that motivated us enough, we started weight watchers. When I see "we" I mean I went to the meetings and wrote down my points and did the program, and Mr.Pate ate what I told him too so he would lose too. Ha! Anyhow, we were very successful on it... well while we were on it. I lost like twelve or thirteen pounds (which doesnt sound like much, but I was smaller then) and even got within three pounds of my goal! But after my wedding, I just quit.

No reason really. Especially not a good one. I just quit. We were married and skinny and happy, why spend the money to go those meetings? I knew the program like the back of my hand! I could keep it off, right?


Here I am, 3 & 1/2 years later and 25 lbs heavier. I had no accountability to keep it off. Mr.Pate and I are just food lovers, and we are weak. It didnt help matters that within that 3 &1/2 years I had my thyroid removed, became insulin resistant, mr.pate lost his job, I worked in campus ministry (all hours of the day and night), we are baptists (potlucks you are the devil dressed in honey!), and have a tight grocery budget (healthy food is expensive in America!)!

But last week I rejoined Weight Watchers. And yesterday I weighed in for the first time. I was a nervous wreak, because I have been told many times that it is very hard to lose weight without a thyroid.....

are you biting your nails with me....

sitting on the edges of your comfy couches while reading this....

wish i would just tell you if I lost???

I did!!! I lost 3.2 lbs this week. Which felt like 100 in my heart! The journey has begun.

What journey you ask? The journey back to a healthier, more active, more social and more balanced me. Pray for the Lord's strength in my weakness and His self-control not mine!


  1. Proud of you! :) Way to go this week!

  2. Congratulations!!! I definitely need accountability in this area too. I'm not doing WW, but absolutely have to start working on losing weight for real b/c I am so unhappy where I am right now! Maybe we could have walking dates or something w/our little pups sometime...

    Also, I have a new book for you to read (though you may not have much time for that anymore...) You may have heard of it...It is the "Amazing adventures of Dietgirl" Another memoir by a blogger and it is super encouraging and fun to read while you're trying to lose weight. Also....she loves nutella! and she's British!!! or maybe Australian?? But whatever, she has a cool accent!! (of course you can't hear it in the book...)

    so let me know when we can get together maybe, and if you want to borrow the book.


  3. thats awesome!!!!! i'm proud of you too!!!! way to go!

  4. Yay Sabrina! Keep up the good work! I have been sort of stagnant lately in this endeavor. I have done so well, but these past few months I have kind of hit a flat spot. Maintaining it is the hardest part for me! Prayer and encouragement are definitely necessary for the challenge...I will be praying for you and expecting to hear more updates! Love you girl! :-)