30 year-old wanderer. Yes, this used to be my travel blog. I don’t see dieting as all that much different to travelling. Just a journey to a different place. Goal.
I get on the scale on Thursday, March 4 deciding to finally face the music after a move, awful eating and the holidays. The number was actually better than what I expected. However the following Sunday I was feeling awful. My back hurt, my hands and feet were swollen and I’d drank a two-liter bottle of diet soda. I got back on the “scale” (my Wii fit, which was my scale until I bought a real scale at the end of August) and I’d “gained” 5 lbs. I’m glad I didn’t know about water weight then as I’d likely have written it off and moved on in the wrong direction.
The new scale number was horrible and I thought back to my past summers of swollen feet and decided I didn’t want that any more. Monday and Tuesday, I did wii fit and debated what I wanted to do about eating. I contemplated Nutrisystem and Jenny Craig before my thinking came to Weight Watchers. I remember my mom weighing cereal on a pull-down scale in the 80s and I realized how well WW had worked for her. I’d tried to do WW half-assed before and I decided to give it a three-month go. Immediately after joining WW I went on vacation to Fort Lauderdale and when I went to use the hotel gym I realized I missed the gym. I continued to do Wii fit when I got home but it didn’t feel like a workout. I joined Boom Fitness at the end of March and by July actually had enough visits to get my Oxford reimbursement. Wow.
At my September 4, 2010 WI and meeting I hit 51.7 lbs gone. WOW. I cannot believe what I have accomplished in the last six months. I have a lot further to go, but this is by-far the lowest weight I can remember being at since I was 19 and much lower than any other time since I graduated college.
In the event I don’t figure out how to add and back date the earlier posts, my WW blog is here.
ETA: Most imported. I did not import those that were just picture vanity. I have enough of those. I’m also aware that those with my AP/WP chart do not read well. I’m looking into how to fix those.