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Sunday, May 2, 2010

I took the plunge!

I finally committed myself (no, not there, although I should) to a weight loss program - again - since I have to lose weight if I want to live a little longer. I can't leave my boy and besides, I have some friends now who need me and maybe, later on, my daughter in California might need me too. She's going through her own problems and is a lot like me in that when I'm not feeling well, I tend to become an intravert and seclude myself from social activities as much as possible in an erroneous attempt to hybernate through my problems, so I can't blame her for doing that. It must be hereditary.


Today, I joined Weight Watchers online, because that's the only program I can actually live with. The nearest Weight Watcher's meeting entails driving a 40 mile round trip, so I chose to join online. My regular weigh in day will be Sunday. I'm setting small goals to not intimidate myself with high weight loss numbers, because I have a long ways to go.
If there is anyone out there amongst my bloggie friends - or anyone else - who wants to be my weight loss buddy, I would be very, very appreciative, because I really do much better with a buddy or two or more (hint, hint!) So, if you are at all interested in seriously losing weight, won't you please be my partner and maybe we can help each other.

You can chose any weight loss program you want, but if you were to select the Weight Watcher's plan, then we could help each other even better (I think) because I'm quite familiar with that program. I just can't seem to stick with it all by myself. I already eat a basically healthy diet, but eating healthy alone is not enough - you have to still exercise constraint and not overeat according to one's activity levels. I have a very slow metabolism and since I am more sedentary now than in my younger years, the weight just clings to me and won't budge.



Wish me luck! The reason I am announcing this is so that I will not throw in the towel and give up, because now that I have openly announced this to the world, it would be more difficult - and ultimately embarrassing - for me to stop my weight loss journey!

Here's my WW blog:

10 comments:

CT said...

Oh you made me laugh with the last photo! I too am on a weight loss journey. I have not tried WW, but if you wish, I'm game for weight loss buddy! still have 20 pounds to go!hy

Allyson said...

I would like to be your weightloss buddy! I turn 50 next year and I want to enter my second half of my century lighter and healthier!! So c'mon and take my hand and let's get walking and eating healthier and less!! Here's my email:
allycat1987@cox.net

I'm looking forward to hearing from you!!

Love,
Allyson

glor said...

Good Luck ... you can do it! I know you can. WW is the best way.

Samantha G said...

Best of luck to you in your journey! Now that it's summer and tons of fresh fruits and veggies are easily obtainable and in season- and I know like me, you love those!- I'm sure you'll do great! Good for you in keeping your goals small (that's the only way I get anything done, hehe).

Love,
Samantha

Annie said...

That photo made me laugh, but I look in the mirror and see a fat person when I am not fat. Silly.
I did lose 30 pounds five years ago, so I know how hard it is! Good luck with your journey.
xoxo

Queenmothermamaw said...

Hi Doris, guess you folks are as wet as we are. Loved your last few posts. I have done WW and as, of course, most diets work, it's the physical activity that I don't do that keeps my weight up. I changed insurance from Medicare to Humana just because of the Silver Sneakers and have only been to the gym once or twice. I have such a struggle with depression with 6 children who as either doing really good or really bad emotionally and/or financially. That is the life of a parent for sure. Good luck. I'll be rooting for you. Blessings
QMM

gin said...

that's great for you! I've looked at WW online, and it seems like a friendly program. I'll be cheering you on. let us know your progress!!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Good for you, Doris! Weight Watcher's is supposed to be a good, healthy program. I'm going to check out your weight loss blog.

Jane

Ruth said...

Hi Doris I want to join you on your jouurney. I need to lose a lot of pounds and need buddies along the way.

Beverooni said...

Doris, I joined WW online the very same day as you did. Great minds think alike.