Being A HealthyGirl

So this blog would and didn’t seem complete for a really long time because I had to pull the “Healthy Girl Fit” segment from it back in January and my website never really made sense. Until now. I’ve been keeping it a secret for sometime now that I’ve been slowly losing weight. I don’t know why, I just have! But really, what motivated me to lose weight isn’t the Nike Women’s Marathon that’s slowly creeping up on the horizon, it was the fact that Ryan’s new insurance cover’s 3 months of Weight Watchers for free. So I was like, “Heyyyyyyyyyyyy Weight Watchers!!” and I was all down for it. I wish it would’ve been some profound reason, but really it’s free Weight Watchers! lol.

Now for me, I like to pride myself in being able to lose weight and I have a pretty gung ho attitude when it comes to dieting and starvation methods (Whatever! Don’t judge! You know that’s what it feels like!). I have a VERY strong will when I have a goal, and I am not a force to be reckoned with! So going into my first WW meeting, I had in my head “whatever, I’m gonna smash this. I know how to lose weight, you don’t know me!” but little did I know…they frickin did! They know what it’s like to fall off the wagon and want to just eat BBQ chips all day. They’ve been there and done that so there was no hiding the shame.

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July 29, 2015 – 155lbs
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July 29, 2015 – 155 lbs

Now in the picture I am 155lbs, but when I walked in there I was 173! Now this isn’t a ‘Hooray You Did It’ moment at all because I’ve still got a lot to lose ’till I hit my goal weight. Now 173 is the largest I have ever been in my life. Was I happy with my body? Not particularly. It’s the exact same feeling of being broke. No one wants to feel broke, or be broke for that matter or even admit they’re on Weight Watchers. However it’s honestly the best feeling to know there are no restrictions when it comes to eating, and I’m with all of you when I say I LOVE TO EAT.

So this blog posts will sorta be my little blog segments of how my progress is going and hopefully inspire for you to do so too! Now you don’t have to join weight watchers, but it’s honestly the BEST $40 I’ve taken towards my health and I have a few reasons why:

1) It’s really given me a perspective on how much food I shovel into my face.

With weight watchers, nothing is off limits. Nothing. But what the program does is really put things into perspective on how much food is actually worth in the grand scheme of things. How much food you really need to eat, as opposed to how much food you want to eat. And the program works off a point system that really makes you really think about what you’re putting into your body. So for instance: I LOVE to eat pasta. I mean who doesn’t!? But a box of angel hair pasta is 6 servings. I know for a damn fact I eat at least 2 servings when I make pasta. So one serving of pasta is 5pts and if I have a total of 26 points for the day and I just spent half on just pasta without sauce or anything, so it really forces me to see on how much I should ration for the day.

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2) It’s so easy to hop back on the train!

I cannot count how many times I’ve fallen off the ‘Ye Olde Weight Loss Wagon’! I’ve yoyo’d more than then I can count. But this place is a no judgement zone, and really there isn’t a sense of competition at these meetings. No one’s jelly of another person and everyone’s out there to just help each other out which is nice. Really, me ‘falling off the wagon’ is if I haven’t tracked my food in a week or so. Which is really easy to hop back on by just tracking it again, I mean it’s not hard. I remember when I was losing weight and dieting, I did NOT want to go back to that gym, or run another mile, or whatever. But I’ve managed to lose weight and keep the weight off for 3 months just by making sure I track my food. Also, there have been times where I went seriously above and beyond my point limit (ladies, you know what time of the month I’m talking about!). But I’ve still managed to lose weight and have my cookies, cakes, donuts, you name it & all without the guilt!

FYI DOn't freak about my goal weight, it's literally in the range of what my height is!
FYI Don’t freak about my goal weight, it’s literally in the range of what my height is!

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Well I can’t think of any others and I’m sure those 2 reasons are pretty good. So just keep reading along, I’ll post up my progress every week or so, so you can see if I’m losing weight or not. They won’t be as long as this, so don’t worry, lol.

Just for reference: Goal Weight 120 by mid December (YASSSSSS…..just in time for bikini season! FML)

Thanks for reading!

Stay Healthy,

-E

Ediza Ferris

Ediza has been a Poshmark user since 2013 and is a fashion enthusiast with a insatiable hunger for designer bags. She has completed numerous trips around the world using points and miles as her choice of currency and chronicles those adventures here at HealthyGirlFashion.

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