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May 3, 2010

Back in the Saddle

   I started out using Weight Watchers at the beginning of the year to help me focus on my goal of losing 7 pounds a month.   WW and I have a long and speckled past.  I've tried the program off an on for about 11 years now.  I always have initial success, but then something happens and I end up falling off the bandwagon.  This year has been no exception to that rule.  I actually signed up around November of last year and had some initial success only to be thwarted by Christmas eating.  Then did pretty well this year until a weekend trip to Vegas destroyed everything I'd accomplished. 

   Now that I'm doing the medically supervised weight loss, I have some goals that I need to work on as part of the preparation for surgery, and WW is going to serve as a helpful tool.  Starting today, I am tracking all the food I eat again.  The dietitian suggested doing a food journal, and since you track the points for everything you eat with Weight Watchers, this one is pretty helpful. 

   I have a list of goals that I need to work on while going through this process.  One of them is giving up straws when I drink.  This might seem childish and fairly easy, but even my water bottle (Camelback) has a straw built into it.  I also have to eliminate carbonated drinks before potential surgery and at least one year after.  I made it through Lent without soda, so I am totally sure I can do it again.  I need to get better about drinking water and hopefully the desire for some of the tastier drinks will subside over time.

   Made a sweet grocery list for shopping and plans for meals this week, so hopefully with a little prep work, it will be easy to ensure I have plenty of the things I need around the house.  Ooh, suddenly sugar free Jello sounds really good.  I might need to swing by the store on the way home. 


Matt Coulter said...

Hey bro, just wanted to say way to go on trying to make healthy decisions and that I'll fully support you in this any way I can. Just let me know what I need to do or not do to help you out. Love ya man!