Monday, February 01, 2010

Ten pounds

I started Weight Watchers (aka Fatty Watchers) back in December (the 13th, to be precise). It was a little rough going over the holidays but I managed to make it out slightly unscathed. I like WW because you learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle. It makes more sense to me than one of those pyscho crazy diets where all you eat is cabbage soup or even better their own specially prepared $25 a box meals. So by the time you are done with the diet, you are no smarter about healthy eating habits then you were to start.

With WW, I feel like I have control over what I eat (because I do) and I can still eat the naughty things I like to eat as long as I am sensible about it. So with all that said, I want to brag that I made my first goal. I am down 10 pounds!

I am not sure that I look any different (and no one has told me they notice a difference) but the proof is there in black and white on the scale. Of course, I am no where near where I should be -- even WW says I am outside of the the weight range for my height. But I am a bit closer and I feel motivated to continue on.

I don't really have an end goal in mind. I am trying to focus on overall health as opposed to a certain size. Let's face it, I am the mother of two and in my 30s. I don't need a model figure or to sport a bikini at the beach (and frankly after a certain age wearing a bikini looks like you are trying too hard). What I do need is to be active and healthy so I can be around for years and years to come -- if for nothing else than to nag my kids.

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