Saturday, June 5, 2010

Where am I?

I’ve been asked a lot lately how I’m doing on Weight Watchers and the whole “losing weight” thing. My response lately is a grunt & a mumbled “I don’t want to talk about it”. So, as much as it pains me to write this… here goes:

I came to the conclusion that maybe WW isn't what I need to be doing right now. I mean, I need to be doing *something*, but maybe WW isn't it. It only took me like 6 weeks to fall off the wagon this time and I just wasn't motivated. I will admit, there are times that I feel like a failure, but I’m trying to put those thoughts behind me.

I still need to do something, I'm just not 100% sure what yet. We bought some Healthe Trim, and I've taken it twice, but I don't really know if it's going to be right either. The second day I took it, I felt jittery all day & was up until almost 3am. Also, you can't eat breakfast with it. I'm supposed to be taking Metformin (which I haven't been, 'cause I have the worst memory ever), and when I take that I'm supposed to eat with it.

Anyhoo. ;D I've been doing some thinking lately & trying to figure out what I want to do.

Ask just about any overweight person how to lose weight, and we can tell you: Eat Less, Move More. But knowing what to do, and actually doing it are two very different things. It’s really very simple, but putting it into practice is easier said than done.

I’m trying to think of ways to use some of my idiosyncrasies to my benefit. One big one is my “OCD” for needing to know “real” numbers & info. I don’t really know how to describe it other than I need to be able to say, “If I do A, B & C, then D will happen”. Does that make sense?

Something that I think would help in that regard is the Body Bugg. If you’ve ever watched The Biggest Loser on NBC, you’ve probably seen it. It’s a device you wear on your arm that reads how many calories you burn. I like that it’s reading actual information, and not just estimating based on movement or you telling what activity you’ve done. There are other devices out there that will calculate calories burned, but they don’t read the information through your skin. It seems to me that the Body Bugg would be much more accurate. The cost is pretty high…. but I have a birthday coming up, so I may mention it as a gift idea. {hint, hint}

I’m also considering joining a gym. Probably Bodyplex. I like that they have group classes, not just equipment.  Exercise is such an important part of the equation, and something I haven’t really done. At all. Right now I’m not one of those people who enjoys exercising, but I’m hoping to change that. I’m going to fake it ‘til I make it.

I know I didn’t mention the food aspect, but obviously I plan on making changes there too. I don’t plan on counting “points”, but I will watch my portions, and drink more water.

So, basically, I’m thinking about going old school. Eat Less, Move More. You can’t argue with science; burn more calories than you take in and you’ll lose weight.

Easy peasy, right? Right?