I don't know why this annoyed me, but replacement leader was chit chatting with me after she weighed me in, freaked on how much weight I've lost, and then starts offering tips. Yes, I know, that's what they're paid to do, but at this stage in the game I think I've got the hang of it. She was offering food suggestions like " have you tried egg whites" or " have you ever bought frozen fruit". Maybe this conversation would have been interesting a year and a half ago, but I could actually be giving her words of wisdom in the food dept. I've lost more than double what she has (not that it's a competition, just a statement) and I'm pretty sure I've heard of egg whites. I did find out that our regular leader will be coming back next week so I'm just stoked.
What I asked her was where do I find the old me from last year who wouldn't bite like or taste anything without writing it down. Where is the girl that wrote points values on all the food and had the portions already seperated & measured? I don't entirely miss that obsessive lifestyle. I think it's a normal stage when anyone begins WW but as time goes on, you get more and more comfortable and you realize that you needn't obsess. This is a permanent lifestyle change, and I certainly don't want to be permanently writing all over the food I buy.
I've got another 25-30 lbs to go and nothing is going to stop me but myself. I've promised myself that I wouldn't give up or stop 90% of the way (which I've been known to do) and finish what I've started.