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.