Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Operation Get Healthy
Remember this post? I wrote it just about a month ago. Hard to believe. At the time I wrote it I was already 3 weeks into what I'm calling "Operation Get Healthy".
It had come to a point where I was feeling so down about myself and feeling physically terrible too.
There is only so long you can complain about something and not do anything about it. 7 weeks ago I decided it had been long enough. Either do something about it or accept the situation for what it was and stop complaining.
I decided to do something about it.
I made a commitment to myself to get healthier. Notice I didn't say "to lose weight"(although I obviously knew that would have to be part of it).
I don't want to bore you with the details of it all but basically I have been doing the W e i g h t
W a t c h er s program(without attending the meetings, but I have done it before so I knew the drill).
WW doesn't work for everyone and I know some people find it a huge pain to have to keep track of all of your "points' but it works wonders for me. Plus, I have a little bit of OCD in my personality and I actually like writing down everything I eat every day, and figuring out how many points I get and how many I have used, etc. I know. I'm weird. And I'm not saying it has been easy. Because some days it has been very very hard. I especially find it hard to do when I eat out, which thankfully isn't that often, but still it is almost impossible to find a low-point meal at a restaurant. It pisses me off the crap restaurants serve.
I also have been exercising 5 days a week. This is the hardest part for me. I hate to exercise. Despise it actually. I have to literally force myself to do it. And honestly? I don't feel better afterwards. I don't feel like I have more energy and I don't feel like it is getting easier and I don't like it. I don't even really think it is helping that much with my depression.
But I still do it. Because it IS helping me lose weight and it IS supposed to help with all of that other stuff and I NEED to do it.
But I still hate it :)
So my plan is working and in 7 and a half weeks I have lost 15 pounds.
15 pounds!! In 7 and a half weeks! That's a lot, right? I had set a goal for myself to lose 20 pounds by the time we went camping at the end of June and I think I might actually make it!
I am very happy about it and pretty proud of myself.
Don't get me wrong.I have A LOT more to lose.
Really. A lot. I won't even type how much because you would gasp out loud and might judge me.
But I think I can do it. (I think I can, I think I can, I think I can).
So today Joe and I are going to go to a local Farmer's Market and stock up on fruits and veggies for the week(thus the pictures). That's pretty much the only plans we have for my day off. Well, that and a Dr.'s appt for Joe. I was hoping for a repeat of last week's trip to the pool but it's overcast and not that warm today. In Southern CA, this weather is called "June Gloom". Hate it.
P.S. If you are contemplating doing the WW program, I highly suggest attending the meetings. Especially if you are doing the program for the first time. We simply can't afford for me to pay the weekly fee right now and I really miss the support and camaraderie of the groups. Plus the accountability factor is huge. It is so much easier to stick to the program when you know you have to weigh in in front of another person. So far I have been doing fine on my own. We'll see how that holds up as I go along.