Three years ago I picked myself up from 197 pounds and lost 45 pounds. I had kept it off for almost two years. Then something happened in my life, a divorce. The stress from being a single Mom and working full time, as a teacher, threw me a sharp curve and I ran off the road. My size 10's disappeared quickly and other sizes starting popping up. The self-loathing started and the depression swept in. I could not believe that I had done this to myself again! Where were the good eating and exercise habits I had been practicing for almost two years? I have been saying this happened because I was stressed. The excuses stop here and now.
I have decided now to stop the insanity before the 200 number showed up on my scale. I am going to accomplish this the same way that I had previously lost the 45 pounds. I loosely followed the Weight Watchers program. I watched and calculated my points and I exercised 5 days a week. I am bound and determined to lose the weight. I am making myself be accountable for my actions by blogging here. I hope with friendship and support that I will make myself healthy again.