Sunday, May 25, 2008

Welcome!

Well, here's where I plan to track my progress on Weight Watchers, including weight lost, exercise, food choices, and all the rest of it.

Why did I join Weight Watchers?

Well, like many people, I've tried dieting on and off for years. A couple of years ago when I was living in NoVa, my sister and I invented something called "The Plan" which actually worked well for me. But we both quit doing it, and that was that. Looking at it, I think it was Weight Watchers.

However, ultimately, it comes down to this: I don't like to waste money. And I just paid 40 dollars to these people. And by God, I'm not wasting that 40 dollars.

Plus, I have seen the success Annette has had with following Weight Watchers, and Russell and Amy have started in on it, so I figured "WTH?" This is like the Universe telling me it's time to grow up, quit making excuses, and get my life together. Because I am not happy about feeling bad.

I can live with looking the way I do, hell, I've been overweight most of my life. But I don't really feel all that great any more. My back hurts. My ta ta's hurt. I get out of breath sometimes running up the stairs. And I know in terms of health, my skin, hair, and nails aren't healthy.

It all just sucks.

So, I'm working on it. Starting today. Annette started in May 2006, and I'm a little late to the party, but whatever. I'm here and that's what counts.

I like Annette's idea of giving herself gifts when she reaches a certain point, so my goal is every 20 pounds, I'll get a little reward to myself as well. I have a wish list of over 90 books I want, and so each 20 pounds, I'll pick up the one I want the most. First goal: Getting my hands on 1001 Books To Read Before You Die.

3 comments:

Lauren said...

Congratulations, and good luck! I did WW a few years ago, and really, it WORKS! The thing is, you need that discipline.

I did the best when I wrote down everything I ate. It was constricting, for sure, and even if I only followed it Monday-Friday, I still managed to lose a lot of weight, and I even made Lifetime.

HOWEVER, almost four years later, I've gained back EVERY SINGLE POUND I lost, PLUS TEN. It SUCKS. I *need* to do something, and perhaps your story will help motivate me again.

Melissa said...

Another blog? How will you keep up? How will I keep up?

Good luck! :)

nettiemac said...

I can't believe I missed this earlier!!!!!! I know you can do this!