I finally did what I've been thinking about doing for some time now....joined Weight Watchers (online). I went with the online version because of my travel schedule: committing to weekly meetings just isn't going to happen. The registration fee was waived with a 3 month commitment, so I just jumped on in.
Now I've done a loose version of this in the past. Loose translates to I never paid for a membership and I used a friend who was paying as my source of information. While I did it, it was working. But then I stopped. No reason...I just quit paying attention to what I was doing. Maybe having a monetary investment will keep me motivated. I'd hate for that money to go to waste!!
So here are my motivations:
* the money spent
* November 13, 2011!! My dress fits, perfectly. But I'd really like for them to have to take it in when I go in 8 weeks before the wedding!!
* health: I really think my knees, ankles, and hips wouldn't hurt like they do if I wasn't carrying around so much extra weight.
* me...I want to feel good about myself when I look in the mirror! Mr. S thinks I'm sexy just the way I am and I so love him all the more for that...but I am not happy with my body and I want to be. Don't get me wrong, I think I'm pretty...and I know I hide my weight very well (Thank God I'm tall), but there are a lot of areas on my body that I don't like and I want to change that way of thinking!!
So I'm heading down the weight loss road once again. I'll do what I can to keep you updated of my progress and any other fun things I encounter along the way. Oh, that reminds me, I did discover (some time ago, actually) that our On Demand Free menu has an exercise channel. I did some Beginners Belly Dancing and Standing Abs last night as a trial run. They show the time at the top corner and such. There's quite the variety! I'd love to find and try a Zumba work out, but I didn't see any last night. I'll keep looking though. I did enjoy what I did...I like the idea of not having to fight the rest of the complex tenants for a chance on the treadmill or elliptical. But I still plan to utilize both/either from time to time too. :)
Well, I'm off to figure out what I can do for lunch. Hugs...