I lost 40 pounds this last year (even if I did gain a few back over the summer, but they're on their way out). It's the best thing I ever did for me and for Ray too. He lost 80! And it reversed some of his heart issues. With eating right and walking (& the gym) we're in so much better shape than last year. We've also gone for some fun hikes that we couldn't do before and we were able to save a bit on public transportation in New York and Boston this summer.
At today's meeting we were discussing motivation: what brought us into Weight Watchers in the first place and what keeps us on track.
I just know that last year I had no energy and I didn't fit into clothes. I was too out of shape to go for a walk of any length and I was eating more and enjoying it less.
Now, I go for the walk even if I don't feel like it beause I know I'll be fine once I get going and that it is one of the best things I can do for me. Plus being aware of what I eat and keeping track of it helps me eat less (or at least smarter) and enjoy it more. (We do love to eat!)
Oh, and I started feeling so good I also
So thanks Betty for inviting me to a WW meeting and if anyone needs a little push to get healthy, consider this a push. Go get that check-up that you've been putting off, make a few healthier choices this week and get moving. If you want any information or suggestions just let me know. You don't need Weight Watchers - there's lots of free stuff out there to help you keep track of your food and activities.
Below is a sort of before and after. I don't like to have my picture taken, but I can see that I should take a few more so I can see the progress for myself.
At a family get together.
I thought by turning sideways I'd look slimmer.
Taken by our friend Els.This is a lifestyle change and with that in mind I'm not stopping any time soon!