I have been a member of weight watchers three separate times now and this time I hope to finally get to my goal. Third time lucky as the saying goes.
So I have recently qualified as a registered staff nurse but been working as a healthcare assistant whilst training. And loosing weight whilst working on a busy ward is rather hard so I thought I’d seek the help of the good old friend - weight watchers.
There are too many temptations at work. For instance we have recently had a Costa built in to the hospital as well as a W H Smiths which sells pastries and paninis and there’s a boots which sells the healthy option as well as the unhealthy. I love bread and cheese and pasta and pastry and syrupy coffee so this is a huge downfall. Especially when working hard and all you want to do is eat something tasty to get you through the day. not to mention the hospital ‘restaurant’ more of a canteen selling burgers and chips and all sorts. They actually sell chocolate fudge cake for goodness sake. No wonder myself and the majority of the population are obese.
Anyway, stop talking about chocolate fudge cake. How many points would that be? Stop!
So I have been a member of WW before as I previously said. The first time i was 17 and I think I needed my doctors permission because I wasn’t 18…. something like that. Anyway I lost a few stone and looked amazing at 12 stone. Still over weight but I was a size 14 and I didn’t realize at the time how good I looked. Then I turned 18, alcohol took over and I pilled on the pounds.
The second time I joined, I must have been about 20. I was in the middle of my nursing training. Living on my own in a town I hadn’t heard of before and getting more and more depressed about my size and how I constantly felt like the fattest student.
I tried but my studies took over. I took a break in my course and left weight watchers. Too much stress to concentrate on making my lifestyle healthier.
Finally we are here today, a newly qualified nurse, a small amount of motivation, a gym membership and a bit more money than any other time in my life. I hope I can reach my goal of having a healthier lifestyle and I aim to loose a lot of weight.
I am currently at my biggest of 20 stone. I want to get back to that 12 stone. But I know I have a long journey ahead of me.