Like many other moms out there, I have struggled with what we sighingly call "leftover baby weight" ever since I had my last child.
My "baby" is going to be seven years old this month.
Four years ago I lost most of the extra weight, but slowly it crept back with a vengenance, nearly doubling. This summer I refused to buy another pair of pants in a larger size, so I signed up for the Weight Watchers program conveniently offered at my employer. Like everything else in life, it's a conscious daily decision to change my habits and change my lifestyle.
It shouldn't come as any surprise, but Weight Watchers works. After 8 weeks on the program, my pants that were too tight are now baggy in some places and loose around the waist. Even though I walked around the first week hungry all the time, I committed to the program and during the second week something in my body adjusted to eating fewer calories.
I'm not going to detail the entire Weight Watchers program and their points system here, but if you're familiar with it, you know that foods are assigned points and you are allowed to eat X number of points each day.
This brings me to our first ever comments contest. We know that our friends are reading along now and then, and we really enjoy sharing our thoughts with you.
Any person that leaves a comment on this post between now and Sunday, August 9, will be entered into a drawing for a brand new, in the box, Weight Watchers points clicker that fits on your keychain.
The comment can be anything from sharing a tip about your own healthy lifestyle to a simple "Hi."
We're looking forward to hearing from you.