I've been really getting into a few blogs lately and thought I might enjoy starting my own. This will most likely involve what's been on my mind for the past 8 months: getting healthy. I quit smoking August 3rd, 2009 and have continued to be a non-smoker (Go me!!). Around January 2010, I was getting a little antsy. I'm a goal-setter, so I was interested in having something new that I could start working on. Long story short, I started a self-made version of Weight Watchers based on things I received from a former member and information I found online. To be clear, I haven't actually been to a WW meeting in person or online. I also started running at some point, but I think I'll save that story for another post.
I first weighed in at 253 pounds (!!!), which seemed so crazy to me. Although, to be honest, it wasn't completely unwarranted. One of my quit-smoking techniques was to allow myself to eat anything I wanted. =) I've had a few small setbacks since January, which included a 3 week jury duty stint. It was a little hard to eat well during that, but for the most part I've done well keeping up with my tracking and watching my activity level. Today I weighed 205 pounds! That means 199 lbs is clearly in my sights. I haven't been under 200 since my undergraduate career! =) I can't wait to meet this goal and continue to set new ones.
I think this blog will help me continue on my goal. I would like to meet others who are also working on this journey. It may even help to motivate others, which would be a great side effect!
I've also been thinking lately about starting to attend actual WW meetings. I've come pretty far on my own, but it would be nice to see what I'm missing by doing this on my own. I think it would also be great to have other people excited for me when I do well. That bathroom can be kind of quiet when I'm weighing by myself =) A budget has been started, so I can see if I can eke out the extra money for meetings. It's a little tight as it is.
Well, I guess that's it for an introduction, eh? I hope you stick around and we can help each other! Have a great day!