Saturday, June 07, 2008

Back in the saddle...

I'm a lifetime member of Weight Watchers. It really did work for me...but then I stopped.

I stopped going to meetings. I stopped writing down what I ate. I stopped keeping track of my water intake. I stopped tracking my exercise.

And I paid for it. Dearly.

I am now tired of it.

So, this morning, I got "back in the saddle" (to get rid of the saddle bags, lol)...and went to Weight Watchers. At 7:30 a.m.

Those of you who know me KNOW I am SO not a morning person. So it must be extremely important to me that I got out of bed and headed to be weighed. It was NOT PRETTY. I won't share the number. But I am now on track to lose 30 lbs...

I got home, ate a good breakfast (and wrote it down), took my thyroid meds (which I've been quite lax about), and exercised. I did Leslie Sansone's Walk Away The Pounds video...the 1 mile walk. I filled my water bottle, too...and I'm going to be sure to drink two today (it is a 32 oz bottle).

Then I got on my exercise ball...I did 10 crunches (and it was TOUGH for me, my lazy fat self!), then 10 push ups (again, tough, but this one is because I have a HUGE muscle knot in my left shoulder - side note: my hubby gave me a WONDERFUL shoulder massage last night which began the process of breaking the knot, but it will need a few more attempts before I am pain free), then 10 more crunches, then 10 more pushups. I feel GOOD.


I know I should have started this earlier...swim-suit season is here, and I am going to be at the pool a lot with my kids...I had to resort to a skirted bottom this year (I have a tankini style suit), and that bottom really depresses me...so, by the END of the summer, I hope to get rid of that skirt bottom....

Giddy-yap horsie...here I GO!

** this is NOT a paid message...note there are NO links. You want info about WW or Leslie Sansone or an exercise ball...search it out!

9 comments:

Jerry in Tampa said...

You sound EXACTLY like my wife!!! LOL! Awesome blog you have Linda!!! Michele sent me - and I will be back!!

Jerry in Tampa

SB said...

I am proud of you. (and envious) I lack willpower in a BIG way. (almost big as my rump....ARGH!)

saintseester said...

Good for you! I seem to have gotten my exercise rhythm going, but I'm hit or miss on the eating right. I seriously need work. I need to lose about 30 as well.

d.a.r. said...

Good for you!!! The first few days are always the hardest, but hopefully the habit sticks!! I admire you!

Kim said...

Way to go! I wish I had your initiative! This time last year, I had been going to Curves and lost 36 pounds. I have gained back every pound, and if I don't do something soon, I will put on more! I sooooooooooo eat from stress! Good luck, Linda.

Bob-kat said...

I sympathise. Like most women I know how hard it is to lose weight and to fit in healthy eating and exercise with everything else. It cna be hard to get back into exercise but I am sure you will do great!

rennratt said...

WW is worth it.

I began doing the same as you about 3 months ago, save the meetings. I may eventually add those.

And remember: Every pound you lose is one less you have to deal with!

Cristin said...

Kudos to you for just taking the steps to get back in shape! You can do it! Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help you!

Ali said...

Linda,
Not that you need my two cents...but here it is...I put on a lot of weight after Ella was born and I bought the book YOU on a Diet...it's well written and the exercises in the back take about 15 minutes (you can do them in your jammies) and it worked and continues to work for me. I think because it's "doable", I don't have to leave the house, or have fancy exercise stuff. I can do it while I watch HGTV...you can also find the exercises online. Mehmet Oz has a show on Discovery Health so it may be linked to a Discovery website somehow. I just really found success, and thought I'd pass it along to you. Let me know if it helps!