Hi, I'm Petra and this is my weight loss/fitness blog.
I used to be on Weight Watchers from January 2011 to October 2012, dropping approximately 45 lbs. I've made the transition from unhealthy and unhappy to athlete and this is my journey to becoming a healthier, happier me. I frequently post about my exercise (mostly running, yoga and lifting), the foods I eat, recipes I liked and my daily struggles. You'll also find the occasional tree hugger post, (travel) photography or anything else I find worth remembering and collecting.
I follow most blogs back that follow me. However, I do stay away from blogs that promote EDs, unhealthy methods of weight loss or negative body image.
Feel free to say hi any time!
I weighed in at Weight Watchers this morning and the success I’d hoped for last week finally came: I lost 1.2 lbs (which includes the 0.6 lbs gain + some actual loss). But most importantly, it means that I’m now officially under 160 lbs. This is something I’m ridiculously excited about. Thinking about how I weighed about 196 lbs when I started, I’ve come such a long way and I’m ridiculously proud of myself. I also received my first 5 lbs reward. (You receive stars at Weight Watchers for every 5 lbs you lose.) My total weight loss since the beginning of the year is now about 36 lbs, but ever since I relocated, I had to “start over”. My weight loss is going slower than it used to and I know exactly why. I’m more social during the weekends and if I cut out the alcohol and less-than-ideal foods on the weekends while keeping up the exercise, I’d probably get there faster. Maybe I’ll do that at one point. Maybe I won’t. Right now, I’m perfectly happy with living a little during the weekends and allowing myself to be social and celebrate the fact that I managed to move to one of the most exciting cities in the world after pursuing this dream so long and hard. For now, I’m keeping up the exercise, giving my best to eat as healthy and clean during the week and not going overboard too much during the weekends. I don’t think I’ve set myself goals for May, so this month I’m doing it. Official June goals: