It made me realize that I'm not investing enough time or energy into the program. I haven't tracked in months, and although I've been getting on the treadmill every day lately, it has been so very inconsistent that it seems pointless. I know with January looming, we will have the annual influx of new members at the meetings. Trust me, I know. The first time I joined WW was in 1993, and for most of those years, I was always a chronic "reoffender" as my leader calls it. In other words, I would go for awhile, then drop out, then start coming again. And it's true.
All except for this time. Once I started going back to WW last year after I stopped working, I haven't "quit". But, like my exercise routine, my dedication to WW has been spotty. And so are the results. I decided to document the truth:
- I rejoined WW at the end of April of last year.
- My weight was 219.6 pounds.
- Since that time, there have been 84 weekly meetings.
- I have attended only 46 meetings.
- My current weight is 208.2 pounds.
But I'm optimistic after the past few weeks- coming back from our Florida vacation with a loss, and surviving Thanksgiving with another loss. If I can do that, I can get through the Christmas madness and start January off on the right foot. That is, until we leave on January 17th for our 15 day cruise. That will be another challenge unlike any I've ever faced. Plenty of opportunity to get tons of exercise but also to overindulge. I will just have to make the right decisions every day. More time in the gym, less time on the balcony reading. More water, less cappuccino. And number one for me- stay out of the bread basket that accompanies every meal!
One change that has been for the better, is getting the Fitbit. I'm still very satisfied with it, and I'm glad that I got it. I know the new ActiveLink is out, and yes it tracks all this new stuff. But the reason I love the Fitbit is that James decided to get one too, to help him stay on track with his exercise program. And so now it's something we can share. James doesn't follow WW, so the ActiveLink was of no interest to him. The Fitbit has given us a common tool. We send each other challenges, or notes as motivation. His syncs to his iPhone, and mine to my iPad, so we can sit down and compare our stats. He has set daily goals for himself and makes himself meet those goals. He's very competitive and I'm finding that keeping up with him- and his newly found enthusiasm- can only boost my own weight loss.