Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Weight Watchers

I have finally started taking care of myself, maybe I am selfish but I don't think so. I get pulled in so many different directions by my kids and grandkids that if they want me around for awhile I need to start taking better care of me!

I joined Weight Watchers with my oldest son's girlfriend/wife (they have been together a long time and have a almost 5 year old son, so I consider her his wife). She wanted to join but wanted someone to join with her. I had thought about joining myself over the last couple of years but I too did not want to go alone, lol. Ever since I "retired" and got married 4 years ago, the weight has slowly been adding on, I know it is due to not getting the exercise that I did when I was working and running the floor all day.

We attend the weekly meetings on Thursday evenings together, and that is our top priority for that day and time. No matter who calls and wants or needs something, sorry but that is my "me" time and I love it and am not giving it up. We started on March 12th and we both have been doing great! My average weight loss to date has been about 2.4 pounds per week, with a total weight loss of 12 pounds. I posted a weight ticker at the bottom of my blog so it will show my progress, I will update it every Thursday when I also go online to the Weight Watchers site and update my weigh in results.

We both purchased the monthly membership option, so we are automatically billed each month and don't have to worry about paying money when we attend the meetings. I just love the recipe builder they have online for members, it is great, you can put in your ingredients and it calculates the points for you.

I received a free elliptical machine from a local freecycler, my sons and I picked it up and brought it home, before I started weight watchers I used it occasionally but kind of gave it up. Now that I have joined WW I am on it every day, at least twice a day for 30 minutes each time. When I first started I couldn't even go 3 tenths of a mile without stopping. We also bought a basketball hoop, I loved shooting baskets with my sister when we were younger and I know my sons especially like to shoot so it seemed like a easy and fun way for us all to play together and get some exercise. I am even able to run again, not having hardly any back problems and the numbness in my foot and down my leg hardly bothers me at all.

Went to the Dr and had all that female stuff done, even went and had a mamogram done. Everything came back great! I had them also do some blood work to see what my numbers look like there, the last time I had my blood checked was probably when I was pregnant for my now 15 year old daughter. The only problem there is that my bad cholesterol is a little high, I told him to give me 6 more months of WW and it will probably be good by then, he isn't giving me 6 months, he is giving me 3 months, lol. But I am sure the number will fall into the good range by that time.

Just wanted everyone to know that I haven't been keeping up with my store stuff and other sewing projects due to my focusing on myself and getting healthy. I think I have it down pretty good and am looking forward to at least another 50 years with my wonderful DH especially. Looking forward to seeing my kids, kids have kids of their own!

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