Why I’m Here.

I’m at my wit’s end with this stupid weight loss battle. I’m tired of losing my speed after the first few weeks of each new diet. I’m tired of the debates in my head over being a BBW (big beautiful woman) and how my self-image is impacted by social norms. I’m tired of having to pay way more money to buy clothes that don’t make me look like a middle-aged soccer mom that shops at Wal-mart.

But mostly, I’m just tired of feeling fat more often than not. I want to feel strength in my muscles that are currently being strained by the sheer weight they’re carrying. I want to dance with the rhythm that I know I have without all my flab coming in a whole beat behind! I want to pay 10 dollars for a pair of jeans on sale from whatever store I walk into instead of having to buy it offline for $50 (and usually returning it because it doesn’t fit right anyway!)

After three other diet attempts in 2010 with my fiancee (now my wife!), I reluctantly agreed to join her in the new Weight Watchers program at work. I was not gung-ho about it at all, but I did want to feel healthier and I was willing to give it a try. I was (and still am) bound and determined to win, actually.

Here I am two years later, 50 lbs down and 1/3 of the way towards my ultimate goal. Progress has been slow, but steady. I get knocked down and get back up again (thank you Chumbawumba)! I have more energy and my body feels stronger; I’ve jogged/walked three 5Ks with my wife so far and we still have 47 states left to walk in to reach our goal of a 5K in all 50 states! I just keep tracking, staying active and making sure I work on the inside as well as the outside. My journey to healthiness is a wholesome one.

I hope that this blog helps all of you who love to eat, but want to eat healthier; who love to cook, but need a new idea; who don’t like to cook so much, but don’t want to eat the same thing over and over again. Submit a recipe if you find a good one, make a comment if you jazzed up a different one, and share this blog with your friends if you like what you’re eating!

Peace and Pie, foodies. I’ve hit the ground running and my pace is steady!

7 responses

  1. Hi there Angela!

    My name is Steve Walters and I recently started blogging at http://www.eatingbangkok.com, which is currently being updated with recipes, but in the next few months will be my vehicle for covering the food and restaurant scene in Bangkok Thailand.

    I am now in the process of meeting as many food bloggers as I can and I found your site https://reluctantwwfoodie.wordpress.com recently and was pretty impressed. I’ve added your site to my Foodie Blogs list here: http://www.eatingbangkok.com/foodie-blogs/ and would also like to add you to my blogroll.

    If you could add my site to your blogroll and write back to let me know it has been added I will add you to mine as well and the exchange would be greatly appreciated!

    As you might imagine I am very excited to get moved to Bangkok and get started on covering the food scene there as I feel it is an area that isn’t well covered by English speaking bloggers. I plan on adding loads of great reviews, pictures and even video and will be holding contests as well. It should be fun, entertaining and informative for everyone that visits.

    Thank you so much in advance for adding me to your blogroll and I look forward to reading your posts (I’ve subscribed!) and maybe even featuring some of your own posts as I do plan on a weekly roundup of Thai themed recipes and posts from other food bloggers.

    Warm regards,
    Steve

    P.S. If you are on Twitter I would love to have you as a follower and I follow back:
    http://www.twitter.com/eatingbangkok

  2. Can’t wait to see the recipes you come up with for the CSA basket goodies. I’d love to point our other CSA folks to this blog for recipes, esp for the mixed asian greens and collard greens.

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