It seems like every year, January rolls around and I say "this is the year!" My resolutions always involve my weight.
Sure enough, I started Weight Watchers again (though I'm too cheap to pay for the meetings). At first, I was just going to list everything I eat on my phone just so I could be cognizant of my intake. But, there are just so many wickedly cool Android apps for counting Weight Watcher points that I decided to go whole hog (so to speak).
Speaking of hog...when you weigh as much as I do, it's almost a daunting task to actually consume 31 freakin' points in a day. Yeah, 31. And that doesn't count any "weekly flex points" or "activity bonus points." Here it is, 10 p.m. and I'm munching on Ritz crackers just to try to hit my point level, and I still have 10 points left to blow.
I also decided that I could only use my excuse of "too much work to do" for so long before I had to accept that I deserve a little bit of fun time. So, I laced up my sneakers and did 30 minutes of Wii Fit. It's a lot of fun, but I seriously doubt that it has much benefit in exercise. It takes almost an hour just to get in the 30 minutes of countable exercise, but it's fun, so I'm gonna do it. Pictures will NOT be forthcoming as seeing me swinging my hips to imaginary hula hoops is not a pleasant sight.
I did have a pleasant surprise, though. I looked back to see what my weight was on January 1, 2010. On that date, I was 233.5 pounds. A month ago, I was down to 218. Woo hoo! Admittedly, the Christmas snacking hit me hard and I'm up another 5 pounds again at 223.5. But just realizing that I lost 15 pounds this year without trying at all (I certainly never had the time to exercise and I didn't diet at all) was amazing. The only change I made was that six months ago I bought those Skechers Shape-Ups shoes. I didn't think they'd help me lose weight, I bought them because they are comfortable. But I'm convinced that those missing 15 pounds are from the shoes. Now...I just need to stay away from the damn Christmas cookies so I can continue the downward slope.