Yes, I am at the heaviest I have ever been. So I am trying (for the third time) Weight Watchers. The first time I lost about 35 pounds. Then a few years later (after eating all the crap that made me fat the first time) I tried the online version of Weight Watchers but didn’t stay with it for very long, maybe a couple months – it just didn’t have the same effect as going to the meeting did with the first time around. Now on my third try I weigh 220.6 at my starting point. I was shocked at the number. I went to my first meeting last Monday night. I am going to try the Core this time but may switch back to the Flex plan later.
The leader suggested I take pictures so I can look back six months (or so) from now and see the progress. So tonight I took pictures and took measurements. Here are the ugly pictures. Look away if you have a weak stomach.
You may notice a slight curve to my spine. Yep I know about it and have had minor back problems all my life. I also have two to three herniated discs which is a delight if they get irritated. They showed their ugly pain sometime around 1993 and I was out of work for a week and could barely walk. When I did it looked like I was 100 years old and took little tiny steps and shuffled my feet. So working out at the gym or any heavy activity has to be done very, very carefully. I have to do gym equipment that helps to control the movement (in other words, no free weights for me!).
Sorry for the ugly post!