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I Did It! I Reached My Year-End Goal! Week 16 My #WeightWatchers Journey

I did it!

As I stepped onto the scale tonight at my Weight Watchers center, I have to be honest, my heart was pounding.  I knew this was the final week of the year to reach my personal goal of 25 pounds lost by year end.  As I stood there, with my fists clenched in anticipation, my Weight Watchers receptionist looked over at me with a big smile and said, "25 Pounds Lost!, Congratulations!", and gave me a big hug.  I felt my eyes start to tear up because it was so important to me.

The past 2 weeks were not good at all.  I had two consecutive gains in a row.  I was feeling angry and confused because I had been doing everything right, or so I thought.

My Weight Watchers coach looked over my food diary last week after my second gain, and we talked about what I was or wasn't doing, that could be effecting the scale.

We both determined that I wasn't drinking enough water and I wasn't getting in enough exercise.  Plus, a couple of other personal reasons.

This week, with Christmas here, I was feeling a bit on edge.  Christmas had always been one of my biggest cheat days when it came to snacking.  This year was different.  I made a conscious effort with everything that I ate and kept a log of it all.  I was determined to stay within my points goal.

Sure, I had a piece of cake for dessert.  However, I did not sit in front of the cookie and candy dishes and pig out, like I would have in the past.  Instead, I  went to another room where there were no temptations surrounding me, grabbed a nice glass of red wine, and sat and sipped it throughout the night.  You know what?  I was satisfied.  I didn't feel deprived at all.  As a matter of fact, I felt full and content.

I definitely see a change in my approach to celebrations and big events.  I use to think they were an excuse to be a glutton.  Now, I treat them as I would any other meal.  I don't let them intimidate me, and I certainly don't let them allow me to lose control.

Looking back on this year,  it started out on a very somber note,  but ended on a high one. 

It is time to start planning new goals and working even harder to reach them.  I use to think that losing weight with Hypothyroidism was impossible.  Now I know it isn't.  I just have to work at it.

This key ring represents the past 16 weeks and all of the hard work I put into reaching my 25 pound weight loss.  It will serve as a constant reminder to me of how I can do anything if I set my mind to it.  I plan on adding a lot more charms to it too.

My New Year Weight Watchers goal is to take 1 month at a time, join the gym, exercise more, eat even healthier than I am now, and to never lose focus on being good to myself. I am worth it.  So are you.

Have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.


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