To start, let me say that I have been a paying member of Weight Watchers since April of 2008. And when I am active, the plan is the best one that I have found. My biggest obstacle--me, myself and I. When I am on plan, I am on it 100%. When I am off of it--well, I am equally dedicated. Obviously, I am an all or nothing kind of gal.
I have recently re-dedicated and re-focused all attention to the plan. In addition to Weight Watchers, I have started actively tracking all things on www.sparkpeople.com. I think that it's good for me to see another perspective on how things work. And since I have a near and dear friend who lost over 100 lbs. by watching her intake (low carbs, limited sugar), I thought this "fresh" approach might help me. Anyway...since I have been diligently on plan, I have lost a total of 4 lbs. (that's over two weeks). I am happy with that loss--and can only hope that the trend continues.
Secondly, all of the walking...it's been reassuring to see that there is a direct correlation to weight loss and exercise. Well, duh...I guess that I knew that...(a lesson that I have learned way more than once). Anyway--this was reaffirmation for me. And with my Garmin heart rate monitor, I get the super satisfaction (when walking outside--not inside on the treadmill) of being able to download the information and see instantaneously the fruits of my labor. And I have busted it over the past month or so...knowing that I had the 10K coming up on July 4th. Anyway...more activity, hopefully more weight loss...(FINGERS CROSSED)...
Post race festivities included good food, good times, and not-so good smells. I didn't take anything to change into...so had only my trophy tee to put on...which I did. Luckily no one at the cookout mentioned my
Then, today I met a new friend for lunch...What a great experience that was. It was my favorite cuisine--Mexican with a new favorite person of mine! Who would have thought the Internet could lead to what I hope is a long lasting friendship?!?!?!? (Nevermind that the world wide web was the catalyst that allowed me to meet my husband. I am not sure why I doubt the technological advances of the world...Nothing should surprise me!). Anyway...she's also the reason that this post is being made...her encouragement and my deciding that I would "just do it"...Here we are!
Here's to a great weekend...and an even greater week!