Welcome to my first blog post EVER.
Crazy, I know.
Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a writer. And while we’re being honest here, I don’t know too much about blogging either. Did I lose you yet? 🙂 What I do know is that I’ve been itching to try something new, especially something related to my latest weight loss journey. So here we are, a shiny new scale and a shiny new blog!
Since this is the first time we’re meeting, let me share a little about myself! My name is Alyssa, I’m 23 years old and am a recent college graduate. Oh and one more thing– I’m what the medical world labels as morbidly obese. Scary, huh? I’d like to say I wasn’t always this way, but the truth is I’ve been overweight my whole life. I’ve gained and lost, gained and lost, gained and lost so many times I honestly can’t remember them all! I’ve weighed 265lbs and I’ve weighed 120lbs, been through healthy diet plans and some questionable ones, but never once have I kept the weight off and “maintained.” I am SO determined to make this time different. And I believe with your help, I can.
But it’s not just you guys holding me accountable, no way. I’ve gone back on Weight Watchers, a plan that was once successful for me before and hopefully will be again. Weight Watchers’ PointsPlus plan helped me achieve my first dramatic weight loss of 65lbs when I was 18 years old and was also the reason I was able to weigh 120lbs at one point in my life. The secret is out! But again like many people (of course not all), as soon as I went off of the plan, those numbers on the scale slowly started creeping up.
You get the point.
Through SmartPoint tracking, weekly weigh-ins, and finally joining a community here, I hope this most recent weight loss journey will be my last. I’m SO excited to begin sharing my stories, fitness tricks, WW recipes ( etc, etc…) with you all! And most importantly, I can’t wait to read all of your stories and learn from you! I believe with each other’s help we can all reach our goals.
Well, that’s all I have in me for tonight. Please bear with me for a bit as I’m still trying to get this blog up and running! Lastly, I encourage whoever is here reading this, whether you’re on a weight loss journey or not, to comment hello and share a little about yourself. <3
Thanks for reading & goodnight!
SW: 265lbs | CW: 235lbs | GW: 135lbs