Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thoughts from traveling the WW road

Back in October, I shared with you that I had begun a journey. A journey "back to a healthier, more active, more social and more balanced me." Well it's May. It's seven months later. It's time to reflect on the journey thus far. To date, I have lost around 25 lbs. I have gone from almost completely sedentary (I got out of breathe talking, seriously) to working out 4 to 5 times a week. And I have lowered my insulin levels to almost normal! It has been quite the journey thus far. Here are a few things I have learned about myself along this journey:
  • I am, and will probably always be, a fat person in mind. What I mean by that is that I think about food like a fat person, no matter how much weight I lose. 
  • I love food and I often use it as a substitute for the comfort or control I am looking for. 
  • I can always stuff myself. I am not one of those people who can really stop themselves from stuffing themselves miserable. This means I must have boundaries and a plan before hand- because the fullness will not stop me. 
  • I can be die hard disciplined... for a season. But I do not want to live the rest of my life never eating dessert or chips etc. I have to learn how to balance my eating habits. Everything in moderation really should be my goal. 
  • I was alot more overweight than I realized. For me, I would look in the mirror and think I didnt look too bad. But then when I would see pictures of myself, I was stunned at how big I looked. 
  • Being healthy feels so much better!!
  • One bad meal, day or even weekend does not have to mean the end of the journey. There is always a new day to make new choices on my food. 
  • Losing weight or the size of my clothes does not control if I feel skinny or fat. How I eat controls if I feel fat or skinny. When I am eating super gross or alot, I feel fat. It doesnt matter that I have lost 25 lbs, I still feel fat. When I eat healthy I feel skinny. Even when I had only lost 4 lbs, I felt skinny as I began healthier eating habits. 
So here are some stats....

Starting weight: 133.4 lbs    Starting BMI: 37.3%
Current weight: 108.4 lbs    Mid point BMI: 29.7%
Total Weight Lost: 25 lbs    Current BMI: 26.9%
Total % Lost: 18.8%
Final Goal: 105 (3.4 lbs to go)


  1. good for you Sabrina. I am about to start WW again to loose the weight that I gained back about a year ago when I stopped watching my portions and eating habits. When I was doing the program, I had lost around 25 pounds as well and felt so good about myself! I'm glad to hear that you are taking a good and healthy aproach to getting back in shape and back to the size/weight that you want to be!

  2. girl, you are inspiring! i relate to so many of your points, i am just so unmotivated and undisciplined right now. i want to feel good about me again!

  3. go sabrina!! that is awesome!! i can't imagine being 105 lbs!! i've got to get back into the swing of things. before i got pregnant, i had lost 20 and wanted to lose about 10 more. right now i am under my starting weight on my beginning weight loss journey...though i'd still like to lose another 30. we got a jogging stroller last weekend, i just need to put it to use!! thanks for the inspiration!

  4. you are ridiculous!!! I didn't come out 105 lbs!!! So proud of you and so glad you feel great! That is the main point! Miss you!

  5. you go, girl!! and thanks for the honesty. i may be coming to you after this baby is born and i need some inspiration!