Welcome to guest post about life, about lifestyle and weight watchers. I just KNOW you guys are going to love her fresh perspective, planning suggestion and insight into how Tabitha has achieved a weight loss of 11kg to date. Plus Tab is coooool. Enjoy and don’t forget to leave her some comment love with your thoughts.

I have recently started a journey, a long, hard and winding one. A journey to lose weight – a constant battle and something many of us struggle with every day. So I joined Weight Watchers, I admit I was just resistant to it but had seen it help my Mum successfully lose over 17kg in 2011.

For me, diets have come and gone, some have stuck longer than others but at the end of the day I was still fat. But something feels different this time, and I finally released that I changed my thinking. Now I say that I am not on a diet, I have changed my lifestyle. I make better choices and really question what I put into my mouth. After all, you are what you eat!

What I love most about Weight Watchers is that it is something that can be easily integrated into your daily life. You don’t need to have special machines or gadgets (that we all know will simply end up in the garage gathering dust – yes been there, done that!) or spend hundreds of dollars on an array of different products – it’s the food you know and love (which is great because I am one of ‘those’ fussy eaters).

I do find it easier to get into a routine, so each Sunday morning the fiancé and I sit down and decide the dishes we are going to have each night for the week (usually two). We then go out and grocery shop and return home to make our dinners. To ensure everything is portion controlled, I bought small reusable containers and divide the servings into them. This isn’t for everyone; I just hate cooking and refuse to cook after I get home from a long day at work.

The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that you have to do it for your own reasons, when you are ready. What prompted me to begin this weight loss adventure is my impending wedding (June 1, 2013 if you were wondering!). I want to start our new lives together as husband and wife as a healthy person in a healthy body. If your head isn’t in the game, you’re going to lose. And of course, finding a beautiful dress to wear is also a great motivator!

So far I have lost almost 11kg in approximately four months, which I am quite proud of. I’ve still got a long way to go (20kg in fact) but I am determined to press on and gradually chip away at it. Within my weigh-in book you will see ups and downs because there are times in life that I just don’t want to deprive myself – i.e. Easter, birthdays and other celebrations. But at the end of the day, I know tomorrow is a new day and I make sure to get back on track. One bad day or week doesn’t mean it’s the end of the game.

Are you on a journey or your own?

 

You can visit Tabitha at her blog T for Tabitha here.