Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Personal note - losing weight !!

For anyone who knows me, I've struggled with my weight since high school. I've gained and lost the same 30 lbs several times over, and it always comes back and brings friends. Well, finding myself the heaviest I've ever been, huffing and puffing to get up stairs, and having worse problems with arthritis in knees, back, and hips, it was time. My doctor has been bugging me for quite a while to trim down, but it didn't really sink in. I think the word I'm looking for is "denial." So, in October, I made a commitment to myself to loose that weight.
I joined Weight Watchers. Again.
I was pleasantly surprised at how it has changed since the last time I was on the plan. It is so easy now. And it's working.
Last night I hit a milestone. I've lost 25 lbs. It's taken 15 weeks.
(caution-shameless plug coming) In Ontario, right now signup is free until March 4. That's a good deal.
Even better, if you sign up to pay monthly, it costs approx. $20 less than paying by the week /per month. And the bonus is, monthly signup entitles you to the e-tools that are awesome! You can track your food, your activity, your weight, your inches. You can use a recipe builder to make up something out of what you have in the fridge. Best of all, you can use the recipe builder to enter your favourite recipes and calculate how to count them.
There's even a book of "Eating out" tips, that show the points for restaurant, and fast food meals. (You'll probably opt to not go once you find out how "expensive" they are in points!) With fresh fruit and most veggies being free, that hamburger doesn't look that appetizing anymore.
So, yes. I'm losing weight. No, it's not hard. Yes, I'm feeling the difference. And yes, the dog is getting more walks!
I've got a way to go. My next goal is to get down to the weight I was the day I delivered my son. Then reassess.
I can't wait to shop for clothes in a regular store, and bypass the fluffy sizes. :)

1 comment:

A.J. Dub. said...

Yay! That is awesome!!!