Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New52 | Week 3: Weight Watchers

I am not fat.  But I am 10 lbs over my "fighting weight", the weight I feel the most comfortable in.  The weight I feel when my body performs better athletically.  I haven't been this weight since early 2007 when my mom died.  After mom died, I ate to feel better.  It became a bad habit.  I also eat because I do love food, as evidenced by this blog.  I've tried several times to lose 10 lbs, but each time I got to about 4-5 lbs down and something would happen to disrupt my good eating and exercising habits.  Like a vacation, or the holidays.  Or San Diego Restaurant Week.  :p

I joined Weight Watchers online for the first time ever, on Friday.  I've always thought I don't need help, I can do it on my own.  I've lost over 10 lbs twice in my life before.  But I think now I need the discipline for the time being.  I'm going to give it a try for three months and see if I can finally lose the 10 lbs.  However, that's not the end-all be-all.  Maintaining weight and keeping physically fit is a lifetime journey, I know that.  But I am optimistic that I can jump start the weight-loss with Weight Watchers.

Here's my "before" photo. I'm going to take a photo in the same outfit every month and see if I look any different, besides the number on the scale.  I started tracking my food on Friday and have been doing really well with it so far.  :)  What I like about WW is that no food is off limits, you just have to decide whether the high points food is really worth it.  Most fruits and veggies are 0 points now, so I can go nuts with those, although I don't.  I'd imagine once you've eaten four bananas, the fifth one doesn't taste so good!

I can't keep this week to ONE new thing, because I'm very excited about my NEW spork.

It's made of titanium, so it's really light and strong!

I admit it. I used to hoard sporks from Taco Bell. Sporks are the most perfect utensil in the universe. You can use it to eat everything: jello, soup, stew, cereal, noodles, cake, etc. But besides the total utilitarian reason for the spork, I'm excited about it for another reason. I'm going to be keeping this spork at work. I eat my lunch at work almost everyday. Sometimes I eat breakfast there too. And then in the afternoon I might eat a yogurt. All this was adding up to a lot of plastic forks and spoons in the landfill. With my $11 titanium spork, I am saving approximately 343 plastic utensils from the landfill per year. Now that is something to be excited about!

About This Project

New52 is a project started by Peppermint and I to encourage each other and others around us to try something new every week in 2011. The "new" each week doesn't have to be something big. It could be something as simple as ordering a new dish instead of old standbys at your favorite restaurant. It's simply opening your heart up to NEW possibilities.

Don't worry if you're late getting started on joining in. It's totally OK if you miss a week here or there. We encourage everyone to keep an open mind about trying something new. This is a life project, and a photography/blog and even scrap challenge if you wish. If you participate this week, please leave a link to your blog post in the link list below. You can also post images to our New 52 Flickr Group! We would love to see what you were inspired to do.

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