Sunday, December 25, 2016

My Christmas gift to myself

I haven't posted anything about my weight in a long time, and we know in fitness-blogger-land that this is because everything is great and I'm one pound away from my goal weight, right?

(pause for sad, knowing laughter)

Yeah. My weight is up since taking that not-too-exciting-but-pays-the-bills corporate job, and I was overweight before.  It's distressing. I'm not sure how long it will take to lose this weight but I won't give up until I've done it.

Something I did give up on is Weight Watchers. It worked well for me in 2002, but each new iteration of the plan got harder for me to follow. This last one was almost impossible. I know they are trying to compete with dramatic weight-loss programs, but it's a shame that such a sensible, supportive program got lost in the attempt to promise quick results.

For now I'm going to start with logging food on Lose It! and making small changes. Even today, on Christmas, because all I want this year is to feel more comfortable in my skin (and clothes).


  1. 5:36 AM

    Right there with you.

    I'm being realistic, and planning my reboot for January 2.

  2. 8:56 AM

    Me too... Start now - no New Year needed. Agree 100% about WW... I use My Fitness Pal paired with Fitbit, a few supportive friends to trade scale pics with weekly and a blog to write it all down... Do what works for you --- consistently ---- weight loss will follow!


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07