Monday, January 10, 2011

Weight Watchers Status Update

So, I told you all I had made a resolution to take better care of myself and had joined Weight Watchers.  I'm proud to announce that my first week in the program netted me a five pound weight loss.  I followed the program, kept track of what I ate and stayed within my daily points allowance (well, for the most part.  There was one day I went over a bit.)  It has not been as hard as I feared it would be to follow the program.

The next step is figuring out how I want to get more exercise.  Through my health insurer, I can join a program that costs $29 a month and I can go to any participating gym I want, as many times as I want, without a contract.  I'm wondering if I might do better though if I just find a good used treadmill or elliptical and put it in my garage.  I think if I have to find the time to go somewhere away from home to exercise, it won't happen.  Whereas if I have a piece of equipment at home, I can get on it whenever I want.

I'll keep a sidebar going documenting my weight loss and health journey.  Check in with me each Monday to see how it's progressing. 

1 comment:

Animal said...

The whole health-club-vs.-home-equipment debate is as individual as the people who exercise. What I've found, though, is that the very ACT of going somewhere else gives me the focus to exercise, without distraction. Yes, we'd like a deadmill in the basement. On the other hand, the club has a dozen of them, not taking up a buttload of room in my house, and once I get my butt into the car for the quick drive over there, I'm not distracted by the phone, the kid, etc. etc. etc.