Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Weight-loss Countdown

Okay, mea culpa. I started this blog because I was going to share random thoughts and pearls of wisdom with you, but alas, it seems I don't have much to say unless you make the mistake of asking me a question. I keep telling myself to repent to little avail. I am once again promising to do better.

Toward that end I am exposing some very personal information. For those of you old enough to remember, Clairol used to have a commercial with a tag line of "Only her hairdresser knows for sure," referring to hair dye. When it comes to my weight, only my doctor knows for sure, well, up to now. Now you and my Weight Watcher staff will know as well.

I weighed in last Saturday, July 31st. My weight was.....wait for it, wait...218.6 - that's pounds not ounces. In December 2002, when I weighed in I weighed 222. I obtained Lifetimer status in April 2004 after losing over 50 pounds. So in 6 years I have regained nearly every one of those hard-earned lost pounds.

I have a co-worker who has done so well with weight-loss lately that it encouraged me to get back up on the horse. But this time I am sharing my journey with you. Every loss and perhaps every gain.

So today, I weighed in and have lost 3.4 lbs. my first week. That's not as good as I expected for the first week, but, hey, I'll take it. Perhaps, zumba classes and aqua fitness helped.

Anyway, I am going to be here at least once a week. I promise. This is more for me than you, I suspect. But if this helps someone, pass it on. Stay with me. I need you.


Danielle said...

I guess this means no cake upon my return to work?! I'm proud of you for getting back on the horse. It won't be easy but at least you (and I) know you can do it. Keep up the good work (:

Danielle said...

By the way, I'm assuming you were referring to David? How much has he lost? I plan to come in on Friday but don't spread the word in case our plans change.

Joyce said...

D - I don't know how much he lost. He ate cake that Kay made and I fussed at him because he's frustrated. Blood sugar is close to type 2, so he' bummed out.