From Fat to Fit Chick: : Starting Over   


Friday, August 9, 2013

Starting Over

It's been a long time coming but I decided to go back to what I shed the 200 pounds I lost with.

Weight Watchers.

I've been bouncing more up than down with weight & while the scale isn't the ultimate say on things, the way I feel with this extra weight on is.

I need to get it off.  I feel more out of breath, my Heartrate is going much higher than it was when I run, and I feel worn out carrying this extra 35 pounds on me.  

My insecurities were starting to enter my head as y'all have recently seen.  I have haters that would absolutely LOVE for me to fail *but* more importantly I have my supporters looking to me for guidance & inspiration.  

A lot of people are against WW & I understand that but with the right leader it is an uplifting experience.  My original leader has helped me become who I am today.  I also lucked out again and found another amazing leader, who happens to be a fan of my Facebook page.  Hi Mrs. Ellen!

Shopping around for the right meeting leader is a must.  

I went to my first meeting in almost 5 months today & I'm glad I'm back :)

I love to give everyone support but I need the accountability & support too sometimes.

When I go to meetings I just sit back & listen.  I honestly love hearing how people change little things in their life to get healthy.  :)

Not to mention, I've been faithfully tracking this past week (I do Simply Filling) and lost 6 pounds.

It's good to be back :)


My challenge for you this week is to pick a small goal to reach for every day this week & write it down.  :)


  1. Great decision! You have been a tremendous inspiration to me and I just know that you will fight through and drop those pounds!

  2. I am currently on WW and to date I am down 48.8lbs since 2/23/2013. Thank you so much for the inspiration. I am glad i found this blog/page

  3. A few years ago I lost 100 lbs. I've gained every bit back plus some. I'm a stress eater. I know what my triggers are. I've joined and rejoined WW every few months in the last year. I know it works but I am having a hard time committing to things lately. You're an inspiration to not just me but so many others. Keep on pushing you'll get back to where you were and where you want to be. You're not alone in your struggle.

  4. By the way. WW is how I lost mine. IT WORKS!!! Those who don't like it haven't tried it. To each his own.

  5. We all have to do what works for us. I am in the same situation. I need some accountability back in my life and have been thinking heavily of going back to what got me on my journey for the accountability. I was down 80lbs and have gained 10 of that back and I am not happy.

    Please keep us informed of your journey. It helps all of us know we all have struggles and issues to work on. If we didn't we wouldn't all be working on the same thing.


  6. Great decision, Tanee. You have made yet another important step forward. and yes, there are thousands of people like me who are inspired by you but, like you've said before, you have made this decision because it is what you want, and that is the best thing anyone can do for themselves. Your new leader will be amazing. Enjoy! Liz Ross-Collier

  7. I agree you inspire thousands! I like your goal for the week. I set a goal this week to burn the calories I take in for breakfast. So far so good! It is the little changes we make and goals we set that will keep us going on this journey to a healthier life!

  8. I've been to classes with Ellen and I agree she is awesome. How do you do simply filling with points plus? I've heard a lot of good things about it and I like the fact that its low carb.

  9. I too was once a WW member but I didn't feel that it did anything for me. Yes, I lost some weight but I was killing myself in the gym to lose it. Then when it was time to hear about who lost and how much I felt cheated because if I didn't lose some weight, I felt like a loser and just got tired of showing up and paying my dues. I truly was not getting anything out of the meetings. This is my opinion.

  10. well done for going back thats the hardest part. Everyone has a different "thing" that works for them in terms of weight loss and being healthy and you have found yours so dont let anyone put you down about it. Good luck with your journey

  11. Maybe that's what life is like for we who struggle, struggle, STRUGGLE with weight and food - we have to just keep trying new things, switch things around a bit, and keep going with trial and error.

    The HATERZ can go pound sand. I believe in you, and I believe in ME! You are amazing.