This Isn’t So Easy: My Weight Watchers Progress Report

Remember that post I wrote about how I easily lost 25 pounds in 100 days on Weight Watchers?

Well, apparently I spoke too freakin’ soon.

This will be a Weight Watchers update post, so if you’re
here for pretty home décor, you’ll want to come back Monday when I share my
office space gallery wall. If you want to hear about my gluttonous summer, carry on.

I was going along on Weight Watchers, minding my business
and my points, when summer hit. The first week of June I hit 29.6 pounds and I
was like, “If I just vehemently sneeze on the scale next Saturday, I’ll hit the
30 pound mark and be one step closer to looking like Jennifer Lopez’ fat, but
super pretty, sister!”

I was a saint the following week, sneezed vehemently violently, held my breath, took off my earrings, stepped on the scale hoping to hit the big 3-0 and LOST NOT AN OUNCE. Not a
gain, either though.

UGH. The next week was Daniel’s birthday, and despite a trip toAustin, I stayed on track. The scale didn’t budge again.

Then we went on vacation, and I said screw it! Gained 3.2
pounds due to my sudden addiction to Whichwich (helloooo, sodium!)

Got back on track, went right back to 29.6 pounds loss. YAY.

July 4 came, and I coordinated an apple pie baking contest
at work, so yeah. You can guess what happened. One of the pies had a bacon
crust, no lie.

Then I went to Des Moines for the BHG Christmas in July
thing (read about that here).

And since then I cannot get back on track. Argh. It’s not
easy anymore.
<throws tantrum>

As of this morning, I am standing at 27 pounds lost. I
tracked my breakfast, and I need to not blow it at lunch. I’ve been drinking
diet soda like water when I had successfully (or so I thought) booted that
habit after 19-ish weeks on Weight Watchers.

I’m not giving up, but I am using this post as a wake-up
call and progress report to you all. Sometimes stuff happens, and life gets hectic, but it’s
important to remember why you started
. I do not want to end up right back at my
starting weight from February, and I have worked so hard to get to this point.

I love this Weight Watchers program, and I know it works when I work the program. (If you want to join you can use my referral link to get $20 to spend on goodies at the online Weight Watchers store. They have snacks and kitchen tools!)

I’m about to fill up my water bottle with water (novel
idea!) and make a healthy choice at lunch. I’m going to work my butt off to hit
the 30 pound mark sometime this month, and I can’t wait to shout it from the

So, here’s to 30. And because I hate posts without pictures,
here’s a cute selfie of me and Matt Bellassai. Love that guy. Have no clue who he is? Click here.

How do you get back on track after veering off it?

Be back Monday with an office post about functional gallery walls and school supplies you must buy even if you have no kids. 




  1. Martha Camarillo
    August 4, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    Monica, Just keep trying. I've been on a platoe for a while, but life happens. I wanted to go back to my bootcamp class which is what I LOVE but Doc says i cannot go, but I really, really want to. So know I have to watch everything I eat, since i cannot exercise. Maybe I'll click on your referral link 🙂

  2. [email protected] Stroll Thru Life
    August 4, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    Oh I have been doing weight watchers too and I too havn't been able to hit my first milestone. I need to hit the gym, I have the eating under control, but the weight won't come off if I don't exercise more. To hot to even walk outside at 113, so the gym is a must. Good luck and hang in there.

  3. Prettypracticalhome
    August 5, 2016 / 1:13 am

    Hang in there, friend. I'm proud of you and I know how hard it is. I've gained and lost the same 40 pounds since I was 18. This is the longest I've been heavy but you inspire me to kick it in gear and get healthier. Keep going!

  4. Anonymous
    August 5, 2016 / 10:40 am

    Monica, congrats on your weight loss. I have heard from many people in the weight loss business that drinking diet sodas, teas, coffee-all things 'sweetened' with fake sweetners can actually cause Many people to Gain weight!!! My suggestion is swap ALL those pops (thats what I call them) out for good 'ole WATER-maybe with; slice lime, slice lemon, slice orange, even slices of cucumber and ice….if you drink a 12 oz glass of this B4 each meal-it will 'fill' you up so you won't eat so much. What have you got to lose by not trying this? (supposed to be humor-you see why I'm not the author of this blog; lol! Good luck and God bless you and yours) 🙂

  5. Anonymous
    August 5, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    thank you for writing this post, I joined WW, but haven't been in months and I know I need to go back, I find the meetings helpful, but find it difficult to make the meetings, so anyway you have encouraged me to go back to the meetings, thanksCarmen

  6. Anonymous
    August 5, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    Thank you for honestly addressing the issues we all deal with, life does get busy and challenging and sometimes we allow it to derail our plans for those of us trying to eat healthy. While I have tried weight watchers and it doesn't work for me due to my body type and the fact that for my body to lose weight I need to eat less carbs. However, even watching my carbs it is so much harder to get back on track when I veer off path. I find if I just commit to the healthy eating part for the first week or two then adding in work outs the next week, transitioning back on track is much easier for me. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Stephanie -Casa Watkins Living
    August 16, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    We all get hiccups but we have to keep on moving upward and onward. You can do it and are more inspirational by sharing a true picture of your journey.