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Monday, February 11, 2008

I'm Tired of Being Over Weight!!! It's Time to LOSE!!!!!!

I tried to find a pic of me taken recently that I could post, and can't find one. Guess I'll have to get brave and have my hubby take one. I gained 8 lbs over the Christmas holidays and was 20 lbs overweight to begin with. No, my profile pic doesn't look like it, but I don't show it in my face. Most of my excess goes to my midriff, LOL!


Sooo....I've decided to do what I've done before, go on a weight loss program. But this time is different. This time I have a PLAN!!! Rather than just try to be good and stay away from 'bad' food, I'm using the weight watchers diet. My goal is to lose 20 lbs total by our anniversary on July 1st.


I'm following the WW plan on my own, rather than joining a group. I don't have the time to spare for meetings, and found the quiz on line that tells how many daily food points I'm allowed. I also have the many pages of foods they list, with the food points allotted to each. I know that I can eat no more than 20 total food points per day if I hope to lose weight. I'm also doing a min. of 20 minutes aerobic exercise 3-4 times a week, which isn't too intimidating.


I started last Tuesday, one week ago, and have now lost 4.5 lbs!!! Yes, it may be mostly water loss, but it sure beats putting on 4 lbs. And recently, the scale has been doing nothing but creep up each week. That means I have 16 lbs. to go, which translates to less than 1 lb per week. From what I've been told, this diet (combined with some type of mild exercise plan) will cause you to lose 1.5 to 2 lbs per week...possibly more, depending on the amount you need to lose. I'm assuming the weight loss will get substantially less as I go along, but if I even lose 1.25 lbs more in the weeks to follw per week, I could potentially lose another 25 lbs!


Why am I sharing this, you might ask? ACCOUNTABILITY!!! I figure posting it on the internet where anyone can see it, makes me just a bit more apt to follow through, then if I didn't tell anyone at all.


So...you want to join me? If you'd like the link for the site that lists the food points, and the chart that tells you how many points you can eat, leave a comment on this post, with your email addy where I can send it to you. And if you want to help hold me accountable and I'll do the same for you if YOU want to try this plan, let me know that as well. I can use all the help I can get, and I'd love to do the same for you!!!!


I'll keep you posted on how I do!!!

2 comments:

The Koala Bear Writer said...

Good luck, and good work so far! I've only gained about 20 lbs with this pregnancy, but I'm ready to have it off soon and determined I'll never be overweight. :) Accountability is huge. My mom is really into exercising, so when I lived at home, it was easy to go swimming/biking/skiing with her. When I moved out... well, it's harder to motivate myself, but it's worth it (as I try to get back into exercising to make sure I'm fit for labour... and recovery afterwards!).

Lynda Schab said...

Miralee,

I've done WW on and off for a while now. Like you, I do it on my own with a points tracker. When I stick to it, I lose weight! (Go figure. LOL) My problem is discipline - and the fact that my husband sells ice cream. Ugh. :-)

Just an FYI, if you want to know restaurant points, there's a great site I use all the time - www.dwlz.com, which lists practically every restaurant you can think of with their food point values. Very helpful!

Anyways, Weight Watchers is a great program. Much success as you strive towards your goal.

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