By Lisa Spodak ResultsNotTypical@worldnow.com
Provided by WorldNow
Starting weight (Phase 2): 209
Last weigh-in: 220
Week 21 weigh in: 221
Weekly change: +1
Overall change: +12
I had a little bit of a "woe-is-me" week and didn't really track or watch what I was eating. But about three days ago I started thinking, "this will end on Wednesday," and I woke up this morning ready to go. I weighed myself, tracked it on the Weight Watchers site, and opened up my Points tracker for the first time in way too long.
As I was eating breakfast at work, a friend came over and told me he'd gained 20 pounds and was starting Weight Watchers again. Then two more chimed in that they'd also had a few bad weeks and were just getting back on track.
And it got me thinking about one of the factors that might have been affecting my weight loss – time of year.
I find it much easier to lose weight in the spring and summer than the winter. Winter just screams for comfort food. The heavy clothes let you ignore small gains (which add up). And the excuses to stay inside are plentiful. There are also all those holidays that seem so focused on eating and drinking.
As crazy as it is that it feels like I've blinked and it's jumped from September to May, I'm also excited. May is a great time to focus on losing weight. Here's why:
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