I'd been telling myself for so long that I was going to lose the weight. "I'll do it when I get my own place." I said (in 2006). I made some better choices, but not for long and my weight crept up. "I'll lose it when I finish grad school" (in 2010 and another 30lbs later). I graduated and moved - still didn't do anything about my weight. We were living with family at the time and I said that I'd lose it once we got our own house - It'd be easier to cook. I've always had some excuse. There is always some reason that I just can't start dieting and losing the weight.
Then, mid-January of last year, the girls at my work were all trying to stick to their New Year's resolutions of eating healthy and losing weight. I hadn't made that resolution because I knew I wasn't ready yet. Well, they decided they were going to have a Biggest Loser competition amongst the girls in the office (about 7 of us) and I MUST participate. After a lot of peer pressure, I reluctantly agreed. We agreed on a February 1st start date. That gave me time to prepare. I still wasn't sure I was ready. I hadn't bought my house yet and that was supposed to be the next milestone at which I would "try" to lose weight. One of the girls had been doing weight watchers for a while and offered to give me her materials. I looked over it and made my plan.
I started Weight Watchers on February 1, 2011 and haven't looked back! The Biggest Loser challenge only lasted 3 months. I didn't end up winning, but it was the push I needed. It allowed me to see that my schedule wasn't too busy, I could do it while living with others who were not eating the same healthy food...I COULD DO IT!
My first (painful) weigh-in was 334.6lbs. I knew it was up there. It'd been over a year since the Wii Fit had told me I was too fat to play because the balance board couldn't support my weight (it has a limit of 330lbs).
I'm coming up on a year now and have almost reached my goal of losing 100lbs. That's almost 1/3 of my starting weight! It's over half-way to my goal of weighing 160lbs.