Time to Face the… Weight Gain

Since sometime towards September/October of 2011, I’ve been struggling with my weight, which I’ve mentioned on here quite a few times. As a Weight Watcher employee, you are required to submit your weight once a month, and I somehow managed to sneak by a couple months without doing so, and then it was the holidays, and then I got in unofficial trouble from Weight Watchers for not adhering to their guidelines. It was much less that I gained weight that was getting me in trouble, and much more that I was pretending I didn’t and not doing anything to fix the situation.

Well, since then, 5 pounds turned into 6 pounds turned into 10 pounds turned into…

16.8 pounds that I have to lose to get back to goal.

16.8 pounds. I’ll let you soak that in for a minute.

Now this is scary for quite a few reasons:

1.) It proves just how easy it is to justify weight (re)gain for me. I remember back when it was just a few pounds convincing myself that I could take care of it so easily that it wasn’t even worth focusing on. Well those few pounds have doubled and quadrupled, and now I find myself in place I never wanted to be again.

2.) I haven’t been THAT bad. Seriously. I’ve definitely been more lenient in the last several months than I was when I was losing weight, but I still packed my lunch and brought it to work almost every single day, ate a ton of fruits and veggies, drank my water, etc. I’d have a few splurge nights during the course of the week, but it wasn’t like I was eating out of control every day. That’s scary because I can’t even imagine where I’d be if I was paying no attention at all.

3.) I’ve been exercising quite a bit! Last week I worked out 5 times, this week I’m set to work out 4, and I just ran my third half marathon last month and PRed! This goes to show me what I already know about myself… the focus of weight loss for me has to be mainly on the food. I can’t make excuses for what I eat constantly because I am working out.

4.) I’m back to where I was when I restarted Weight Watchers in Dec 2010. Perhaps the most troubling part of it all.

I was supposed to be submitting my weight weekly since I got into unofficial trouble, but as I posted on my Attune Foods Blog, the pressure from wanting to lose the weight, combined with the pressure of having to do so for my job as a Leader was backfiring. Instead of facing the music, I tried to ignore it and pretend it wasn’t as bad as it was.

That was, until yesterday.

I had an official “Weight Conference” with my boss at Weight Watchers. Now let me emphasize… Weight Watchers has been EXTREMELY supportive in my efforts to get back to goal. My boss has asked me again and again what she can do to help and support me. It has been my own fault for not taking advantage of the resources at my fingertips and ignoring the problem.

After dreading this meeting with my boss, I walked out of it feeling refreshed, renewed, and refocused.

I am ready to do this. Again.

My new plan of attack:

1.) Weigh in on Tuesday morning EVERY SINGLE WEEK. I run a Tuesday morning meeting at the WW center, so this means I will have no excuse not to weigh in. Before, I was weighing in on Thursday or Friday (when I did), and I would artificially lower my weight by running beforehand, so I was always working to get back to my post-run weight and it just was not working. I’m hoping that weighing in earlier in the week will help me be a bit more focused during the weekend.

2.) Post my weigh in results on here, as well as weekly/monthly goals, as needed. I need the accountability,

3.) Track everything, even if it isn’t pretty. I started this on Tuesday, which included a night out for dinner/drinks and a 15 PointPlus cupcake. It was worth it, though, and I still have 32 extra PointsPlus (beyond my dailies) and whatever else I earn for activity this week.

4.) Step down from Leading meetings (temporarily) if I haven’t made any progress one month from now. If I haven’t lost a little weight, I know I need to take some time to focus on myself. This is a personal decision, not a WW decision. My WW boss is heavily discouraging me from doing this, but I know myself and my needs best.

5.) Forgive myself. Perhaps the biggest part of it all. Rather than being hard on myself, I need to just accept that I am where I am right now. It doesn’t define me or make me a bad person, it’s just what it is. A number on the scale. It happens.

50 Comments on Time to Face the… Weight Gain

  1. Erin
    April 27, 2012 at 8:17 am (6 years ago)

    You got 100% support from me! Isn’t there a reason you named the blog Beth’s Journey? Beause losing weight isnt seething you do and then never think about again. It is something you have to think about and work towards all of the time. You are constantly learning and growing in the process. Your recommitment will help others focus as well and I appreciate the honesty. Good luck Beth!

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  2. Katie
    April 27, 2012 at 8:18 am (6 years ago)

    Sending some love your way. Maintenance is definitely so hard. It’s difficult to find the balance between being able to live your life post-weight loss but also keeping yourself in check so that you don’t regain. You know how to do it so I’m looking forward to supporting you and seeing you find success again. The hardest part is acknowledging it, so you can only go up (or down 😉 ) from here.

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  3. Mindy
    April 27, 2012 at 8:20 am (6 years ago)

    Ditto to what Erin said so well! Nobody ever said weight loss was easy, but I fully believe that with your re-commitment, you’ll reach your goal with flying colors!

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  4. The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh
    April 27, 2012 at 8:21 am (6 years ago)

    I’m glad you’re being honest and working to keep yourself accountable not to us so much but to yourself. I think it can be way too easy get complacent but you’re grabbing that 16.8 and sending it on its way! That plan sounds awesome!

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  5. Sharon
    April 27, 2012 at 8:25 am (6 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing Beth! I think it took a lot of courage and it shows you are facing the positive changes in your life with rigor! I’m rooting for you!! Good for you for not allowing this little set back define the rest of your life, week nor day. Today is a new day! I love new days. We always get a new perspective on life. You are always an encouragement to others! Hugs!!

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  6. Allyson
    April 27, 2012 at 8:33 am (6 years ago)

    Beth,

    I have been following you from a distance for a while. I have never commented. I held you in the elite group of which I would never be a part of… the ones that lost the weight and seem to not have problems keeping it off. AS if everything had clicked for you and I was worried that it would never click for me. That’s not to say you didn’t inspire me, not at all. I am completely in awe of anyone who takes large amounts of weight off naturally. So I followed you and used you as my motivation but in my own sick brain figured I would never reach your level of success.

    My point is that this post makes me relate to you so much more now. I know that I am never going to not be able to focus on my weight. Every meal that I put in my mouth ever is going to have to be a choice I make. Sometimes that is such a lonely feeling that you think no one else can understand it. I see people shovel in whatever they want and seem to have no consequences. I on the other hand, look at cake, pie, cupcakes… and gain 20 pounds.

    The point is.. I am still inspired by you and maybe more so now. You can can get through this and you will take that weight off again. My first weight loss goal was to lose 60 pounds. I am down 21 as of this AM. YAY! Right? Except for 3 weeks I say not losing anything and I was doing everything, staying at my calories, working out (I even had my first tri in this time), etc. I was >< close to throwing in the towel again and I thought NO NOT THIS TIME. After 3 weeks and a lot of crying to twitter my body started to shed weight again. This week I have lost 5 pounds. It was almost as if my body needed time to adjust and adapt and figure out what was going on. Maybe this is the way I lose weight? I wouldn't know because before when I stopped seeing loss on the scale I said *F* it and quit. This time I stuck it out and I am reaping the reward. In a few more weeks I might be fighting another 3 week battle of no loss, but at least this time I know what to expect. Now you know what to expect from your body, and that is beautiful. If you had never lost and gained you wouldn't be able to read your body and know what it needs. It's frustrating very, but knowing what our bodies do and how they react can only benefit us in the future.

    You can do this, you just need to be gentle with yourself, this isn't a failure it's a learning experience. ((((hugs)))

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  7. Gina
    April 27, 2012 at 8:37 am (6 years ago)

    How honest of you! #5 is a biggie, so don’t forget it! I bet since you have confronted & been completely honest with yourself, WW boss, & now the blog that you’ll have your head on straight to tackle this & be successful in your efforts. I understand exactly what you’re going through as it’s always been more about diet for me than exercise…and exercsing more unconsiousely allows the reigns to be loosened on the diet end…a viscious ass-backward cycle. You can do this & will again be motivating tons of people in your efforts. You Rock!

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  8. Sara
    April 27, 2012 at 8:40 am (6 years ago)

    I commend you for being so honest with yourself! I know you can get back on track and to your goal! You’ve already done it before and I know you can do it again! 🙂 Hang in there! You’re doing the right thing!

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  9. cristina
    April 27, 2012 at 8:50 am (6 years ago)

    Beth,
    as usual you continue to be an inspiration to all your readers. Good for you for setting goals. I especially love the last one. Im sure all your readers will support you through this new journey!

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  10. deb
    April 27, 2012 at 8:50 am (6 years ago)

    THank goodness for this post – it’s not just ME! I am in the same boat, I lost 70 pounds & over the course of the year – i have gained 27! I do not ever want to gain that weight back, nor do i want to cross the “decade” that i’m hovering dangerously close to – but I can’t seem to do it, it seems like i have just lost my will – but maybe I need to just TELL someone, SHARE my struggles, make it known that I am ready to commit again – receive that support & relish it & USE IT!!! Good luck in your journey! I will be watching & going thru it with you!!!

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  11. Jennifer
    April 27, 2012 at 8:54 am (6 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing this, Beth! I have also had to come clean with regaining some of the weight I’ve lost & it’s so tough! As you said, you hope you’ll NEVER see that number on the scale again & when you do, it’s like a smack in the face. I’m doing a little better right now, but sometimes I just want to give up! It’s nice to know others are going through the same thing & I know we will push past this hump & see those lower numbers on the scale again!

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  12. Lauren @ Lettuce Eat Cake
    April 27, 2012 at 8:56 am (6 years ago)

    I COMPLETELY agree with Allyson’s sentiments, especially this line: “I know that I am never going to be able to NOT focus on my weight. Every meal that I put in my mouth ever is going to have to be a choice I make. Sometimes that is such a lonely feeling that you think no one else can understand it.” We are all in this together, Beth, and we support 100 percent!

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  13. Kate
    April 27, 2012 at 9:02 am (6 years ago)

    Hi Beth!!!

    I am in your exact position. I lost 20 lbs before my wedding last year and gained it all back!!! I am back to losing (1/2 way there) but its taken alot longer this time. The biggest thing that is helping me is switching my workouts. I am a runner like you and my body got used to it and I wasnt burning as much calories as before. I am now working with a personal training and really starting to see a difference (not just on the scale!). I can’t imagine how hard it is to go through this as a weight watcher employee BUT I think it is a great example for all people trying to lose weight. It is so easy to think you are doing ok. Good Luck!!!!

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  14. Amy B @ Second City Randomness
    April 27, 2012 at 9:06 am (6 years ago)

    I really love your attitude about this. I think sometimes people beat themselves up too much about what has already been done- even when you can’t go back and change it. Really, you can only accept it and make steps to fix the future. You can do it! 🙂 xoxo

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  15. Megan S.
    April 27, 2012 at 9:18 am (6 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing your struggles and it’s great to see your goals about how you will get there. I’ve had months like this where I didn’t see how bad it got until I really was honest with myself. You’ve done it once and you can do it again!!

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  16. Sheri
    April 27, 2012 at 9:22 am (6 years ago)

    I’ve been counting points on and off for almost 10 years. I’ve gone to meetings, done it online, tried to do it on my own. It’s really, really hard. I’ve always had an easy time losing and a hard time maintaining. I’m up again, about 20 pounds from where I want to be. At this point, I’m trying to work out more and just eat less if possible because I’m sick of counting. But if I don’t hold myself accountable, then I go overboard. You’re not alone!

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  17. Jennifer
    April 27, 2012 at 9:26 am (6 years ago)

    Ugh, I’ve totally been in this position before (“where did those 15 lbs come from???”). The cool thing is you KNOW you can do this. You’ve done it before, you know the routine (and you’ve laid out a great plan), you just gotta buckle down and do it. I need to listen to my own advice, as I still have 20 lbs I’d like to lose.

    We’re all here to support and encourage you, Beth. And I do believe that this hiccup will make you an even better leader.

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  18. Gretchen @ Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen!
    April 27, 2012 at 9:27 am (6 years ago)

    You are so awe-inspiring, Beth. You know that I’ve really been struggling too lately, so I know that it sucks but I give you SO much credit for coming to terms with this so bravely. I agree with the sentiment of a lot of other commenters here re: this being such a relatable and human issue. Everyone struggles, and unfortunately for those of us who are prone to gaining weight, loving food a little too much, and don’t have the metabolisms to back it, our conscious decisions will ALWAYS have to be there when it comes to eating. My gains have also all been simply from not trying hard enough to lose, not giving up completely, which is a scary thought. It really is comforting to know that we’re in this together though. You continue to inspire me to face up to my habits as well!

    <3 you. 🙂

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  19. Kim @ Kickin' it with Kim
    April 27, 2012 at 9:33 am (6 years ago)

    Beth, you have been a huge inspiration to me. I’ve been on a roller coaster for quite some time now and it’s SO frustrating. Like you said, it’s amazing just how easy it is to gain weight. I also feel like I haven’t been “that bad” and I was still faced with several gains at WI. It always comes back to what I’m eating. I know you’ll do great. I look forward to hearing you you’re doing.

    Good luck and keep your chin up! 🙂

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  20. Missy
    April 27, 2012 at 9:50 am (6 years ago)

    I am right here with ya! I did well on maintenance for 5 years…2011-2012 not so much. Starting today I am joining you as you “get real”. It is not like WW has not taught us what to do…wishing you the best!
    Mis

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  21. Evi
    April 27, 2012 at 9:56 am (6 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing this Beth- I think a lot of us try to hide behind these things and not be honest with ourselves. One day at a time, right? =)

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  22. Michael
    April 27, 2012 at 10:26 am (6 years ago)

    Agreed- thanks for sharing this! I’ve only regained 16lbs (from my skinniest in Aug 2009) as well but I feel it everywhere. Good luck to you. You seem to have a solid plan to get back on track!

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  23. Jenny
    April 27, 2012 at 10:32 am (6 years ago)

    I know how scary it is to finally admit to yourself that you’ve gained more back than your comfortable with, because I’m there too. I started my journey January 2007 at 151 pounds. I got to my goal of 136 within that year (I actually got to 132 at one point because my original goal was 130 but that just wasn’t happening for me – I’m 5’5″ btw). Over the last year and a half or so I slowly started gaining weight back….I got up to 165 at one point this year. So, I too had to start all over. I’m 159.5 as of this morning, but feeling stuck bouncing between 158 and 161. It’s quite frustrating. But, we’ve done it before, we know how to do it, and we CAN do it again. You’re not alone in this!

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  24. Theodora
    April 27, 2012 at 10:51 am (6 years ago)

    You’ve done it before, and you can do it again. You got this, girl! 🙂

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  25. Emily
    April 27, 2012 at 11:12 am (6 years ago)

    Beth, You are still amazingt to me, maybe more so now. You can do this! You inspire me to keep going and I’m down 35.2 lbs because of you and a couple of other bloggers who keep me inspired! I just know you’ve got this, no problem! Don’t be discouraged!

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  26. Brenda
    April 27, 2012 at 11:52 am (6 years ago)

    Thank you for this post! I have been struggling the past 2 months and have been out of control and in denial. Sometimes it’s challenging to pinpoint reasons of my actions (binge eating), but thank you for the kickstart to really refocus! I have two half marathons coming up and it’s so much easier when I’m lighter and feeling confident…here’s to working on kicking out those 15lbs I invited into my life! You are one of the most inspiring peeps!

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  27. Dana
    April 27, 2012 at 12:17 pm (6 years ago)

    Beth, thanks for posting!! I think it was very inspiring to read- especially on how you plan to get back on track. It’s kinda reassuring to see that I’m not the only one who has slipped back into old habits and definitely makes me want to re-evaluate my effort as well! Good luck 🙂

    Dana

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  28. Kelly @ No Sugar Sweet Life
    April 27, 2012 at 2:32 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks for the post. You can do it girlie!! Just harness all the oomph and gumption it took for you to tackle your first half-marathon (which I still can’t ever imagine doing/finishing)!! You are strong and beautiful!!

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  29. Lisa
    April 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm (6 years ago)

    Sorry you are struggling so much! Have you asked yourself the “why?” question? I only ask because when it happened to me a few years ago I was doing the same thing…exercising hard 5 days a week, training for races…but I gained 15 pounds! The creep up was slow and I dismissed it until it was 15 and I couldn’t rationalize that. I sat down and really thought about what I was doing. Was I eating my stress/feelings? Kind of. Was I counting my calories? Not really. I was also taking a medication that was notorious for weight gain. Really addressing these issues with myself snapped me back into shape.

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  30. Melanie
    April 27, 2012 at 9:02 pm (6 years ago)

    Wow…Beth…you’re singing my song and while I sure hate that you’re in the same position I find myself in ….you blogging about it really hits home and motivates me even more. Approx 2 years ago on WW Points…I lost 34 lbs…could have been at goal but got greedy and wanted 5 more lbs. Instead of losing 5 addtl pounds I gained 10 back. While this weight (184) was 5 lbs out of my range I was happy with my size 12 (been a 16-18 most of my life). I maintained that weight for almost a year while still attending meetings trying to get the addtl weight off. In March 2011 I took up outdoor cycling and now ride 25-35 miles regularly. The result has been an addtl 10 lb weight gain. Guess I thought burning so many calories gave me the right to eat more. whatever?? All of this to say is that I keep paying for my monthly pass because I know that WW worked for me in the past and I just need to commit again to the plan and meetings and I can be successful again. I WILL BE LIFETIME ONE DAY……but I may be broke!! 🙂 So, thanks again and no doubt you will succeed at losing the weight and you’ll be back at goal in no time.

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  31. Katie for Life
    April 27, 2012 at 10:39 pm (6 years ago)

    I can totally relate to this Beth. I lost over 60 pounds on WW and was less than 10 pounds from goal when I met my boyfriend and decided to take a “break.” Now I have gained 15 pounds back, and I am not happy about it. I am graduating from college in a few weeks and was shopping for a business suit for interviews tonight, and it was not fun. I need to get back on track. We can do this! … Right?

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  32. cindylu
    April 28, 2012 at 3:52 am (6 years ago)

    Admitting this makes you really relatable. I know it’s something that happens very often when one loses weight, but I think we all expect not to be the one. I wonder how you can use your position as a WW leader to discuss maintenance strategies with members. I know it’s been tough for me. I got out of the +2 lbs from goal weight range pretty soon after hitting lifetime. I stopped going to meetings since I didn’t want to pay for it. Oddly enough, I’m more active now, can run faster, lift more, etc, but I also weigh ~10 lbs more than my goal weight. Blah.

    Hope getting back on track goes well.

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  33. Lori
    April 28, 2012 at 8:44 am (6 years ago)

    Hugs to you for sharing this. Some regain is hard, and inevitable for many people who lose weight. It’s okay and you can get rid of it doing all the things you did before.

    Maintenance is an odd term. It feels a little more like a roller coaster than maintaining a straight line, at least to me.

    Also remember to be positive about the good changes you have made that have lasted, such as the exercise and getting your WW job. I think your story would also be wonderful to share at your meetings to let those who struggle know they aren’t alone, even leaders can struggle!

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  34. Mindy Lipsky
    April 28, 2012 at 10:13 am (6 years ago)

    I totally feel like we lead parallel lives! Although I hadn’t made it to goal yet (goal is 155)… I was stalled at 177 for 1 year… then my stress increased more than usual and I gained 13.2 more pounds. I’m still figuring out my plan… I can relate to the self sabotage idea… I’m guilty of that one too. I have run many races including a half marathon and I too have justified my eating around my training. Weight loss is such a mental game. Over the past 3 weeks I have rededicated and changed things up to try to help me and make this feel fresh… I changed my WW meeting from Saturday AM to Tuesday AM, I began tracking EVERYTHING. It hasn’t been pretty and I have used ALL weekly and activity points at times! AS of this wee I was down 1.4 pounds.

    Wishing you strength and clarity! I know we can do this! Keep up the great work!

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  35. Jane Tierney
    April 28, 2012 at 10:19 am (6 years ago)

    Beth, you can do it!! Three meals a day. No snacks. (Except fruit) You’ve done it and you can do it again. Pretend you are a first time WW person. Good luck!!

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  36. Amanda
    April 28, 2012 at 11:33 am (6 years ago)

    It’s so hard to monitor your eats and exercise so closely…life just gets in the way! It may take some time to lose but Im confident that you can do it! You’ve come so far already so don’t be too hard on yourself!

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  37. Adrienne
    April 28, 2012 at 11:56 am (6 years ago)

    Thank you for this post. I’ve been struggling, too. Your honesty is appreciated! I will be getting back on track right along with you!

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  38. Melissa (@TheDailyMel)
    April 28, 2012 at 5:09 pm (6 years ago)

    Beth – Thanks for much for sharing your story with all of us! Like Allyson said, I know even after I reach my goal weight, I’ll always have to be extremely mindful of what I’m eating and track via some method for the rest of my life. It’s just FAR too easy for me to get sloppy with my food and regain weight … quickly. I lost 138 pounds on WW about eight years again and ended up regaining more than half of it. Good for you for taking control again while it’s 16 pounds and not more! I have NO doubt you’ll be successful in getting those regained pounds off again. Thanks for continuing to be such an awesome inspiration! {{{hugs}}}

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  39. Beth
    April 28, 2012 at 7:07 pm (6 years ago)

    Beth – I know exactly where you are at because I too work for WW and I also had that Weight Conference with my boss in November. I was at my actual goal for a minute! I gained 5-7 quickly, it was 14 for 1-2 years, and eventually became 25 lbs. It felt like crap. It felt bad being a WW employee because you feel like a hypocrite – like wasn’t I supposed to be Miss Know It All and have figured it all out already? I have lost 13 of the 25 and I know I look and feel much better, but I have been stuck for the last 6 weeks or so. The pressure of a monthly employee weigh in is very stressful. Best of luck to you – and to everyone that commented here – on getting to your goal!

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  40. Hilary
    April 28, 2012 at 7:42 pm (6 years ago)

    Whoa….as always, love your honesty. I can SO relate right now, as I’m going through a lot of the same things. We’ll get there, somehow. It’s a journey.

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  41. nicole
    April 29, 2012 at 7:56 am (6 years ago)

    Have you considered laying off the cardio a bit? Maybe do less miles, cut cardio down to 2-3 days a week, and add weight training? I’ve read blogs about people who gain weight with running longer distances. I had always wondered about the “pudgy” (for lack of a better word) marathon runners. It made sense when I saw other bloggers mention the marathon weight gains. Just a thought. Good luck to you.

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  42. Jill
    April 29, 2012 at 5:00 pm (6 years ago)

    You did it before and you can do it again. Your honest posts are an inspiration to me-big time. Keep your chin up and know we are all rooting for ya!

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  43. Amy
    April 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm (6 years ago)

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you. I can not thank you enough for posting this. As I am ready to walk back into a meeting tomorrow after not being there for 1 year and knowing that I will be very close to where I started in Dec 2010 , I am so disappointed in myself. Because I let it happen AGAIN! for the hundredth time. I know it is only a number on the scale, but the tight clothing, feeling tired again and just over all yucky is too much to take. How and why did I let this happen? Again? sigh. I am with you on the journey again 🙂

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  44. sara
    April 29, 2012 at 5:40 pm (6 years ago)

    you will conquer this

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  45. Heather S.
    April 30, 2012 at 7:17 am (6 years ago)

    With all due respect, Beth…
    If you keep asking the same question over and over, ” How do I keep off the weight?”
    You are going to get the same- more weight…
    Let’s ask a better question:
    ” How do I make better choices everyday to create optimum energy?”
    Notice that every piece of this sentence is something you DO want – not something you don’t. ( Better, Optimum, Energy)
    I am a cert. wellness coach in Maryland and a specialist in human patterns…thinking patterns.
    If you have never addressed your habits, patterns,beliefs and values around health- maybe is time.
    These are invisible barriers that keep you EXACTLY where you are- you will ALWAYS repeat the same cycle if your don’t take a closer look and RETHINK these ….
    Feel free to call me 410-374-2246….I am here to help.
    Heather S.

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  46. robin
    April 30, 2012 at 8:16 am (6 years ago)

    My daughter is going thru the same thing right now. She is so down on herself for gaining 20 pounds back. But Im thinking well at least you caught yourself at 20 and not 60. You both can do this and take pride in the fact youre not going to let it get out of control. I on the other hand did not do this and am looking at 75 and that is daunting but still doable in my book, because after all what choice do I have? Keep gaining? No way!

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  47. Latina Barbi
    April 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi Beth,
    You are not alone, you need to figure out why you were overeating in the first place. Once I got below 170 I kinda freaked and knew that I needed to take the proper measures to help me figure out why I felt I deserved to be healthy! I’ve been in therapy and as the layers of armor have been shedding off my body, so have some childhood issues. My advice talk to someone.
    MUAH!

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  48. Megan
    April 30, 2012 at 4:57 pm (6 years ago)

    Beth,

    I’m the one that used to stalk you from meganloses. 🙂

    Sometimes sitting in the WW member seat, it’s really hard to remember that our leaders faced and face weight issues. She starts on the topic and sometimes it feels like “well what do you know? you licked this problem and you’re super tiny” It’s nice to know that they struggle too. I know you’ll do great getting back to goal. <333

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  49. Gilberto Gaulding
    May 2, 2012 at 1:40 pm (6 years ago)

    Hang in there. All of us have our weak moments where we stray off course. You’ll recover the weight in no time!

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  50. Hilary @ The Big Weight
    May 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh Beth – I am right there with you girl! This has been me since February 2012. I cannot seem to get my head back in the game no matter what I do. Like you, my fitness is en pointe, but my eating choices are lacking hardcore. I look forward to following along with you to see what strategies you implement to get back on track. I changed my weekly weigh in day from Friday to Wednesday’s. I’m also trying to get back to planning my meals and pre-tracking the night before to help me stay more accountable and on track. Good luck to you!

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