health

friday goodness, indeed.

I started Weight Watchers last week. I’ve seen too many photos of myself recently that I don’t like, and I was kind of tired of looking like the less-attractive friend that the wingman has to deal with. (Not that I put myself in those situations, mind you – and by the way, I find that whole idea of wingman/pilot/target incredibly offensive and sexist.)

So today was my first weigh-in, after a week of eating according to the Weight Watchers points plan. I lost four pounds in the first week, something I’m really happy about. Hooray! So it seems that I started well, and I feel doubly encouraged now.

I’m aiming to lose about 30% of my body weight, total. That sounds like a lot, and it is – but trust me, I can afford to lose it. I figure it will take me nearly a year to get there, which is fine, because at least I know I’ll be doing it the healthy way. And hopefully by next summer, I won’t be afraid of being one of the matronly-type women at the swim club that A lovingly refers to in her poems (though I don’t imagine I’ll be one of the string-bean-thin bikini girls, either).

So, I figure if I can at least maintain through December (what with all the parties, eating out, and a trip to California on the calendar), I can start in earnest in January with renewed vigor. And maintaining won’t be too hard – my parents kindly donated a recumbent exercise bike to the “Get Rachel Healthy” cause. I’ve managed to use it pretty much every night since I got it, for about a half hour each time, and it’s awesome.

Hooray for feeling better.

6 thoughts on “friday goodness, indeed.”

  1. Yah!
    I went last night to WW, seriously did you see the pic of me and the hubby at Hershey, you can barely see my eyes above my cheeks. I’m excited about going and becoming healthy should take awhile but it will be fun feeling better and better!
    Good luck Rach

  2. Yah!
    I went last night to WW, seriously did you see the pic of me and the hubby at Hershey, you can barely see my eyes above my cheeks. I’m excited about going and becoming healthy should take awhile but it will be fun feeling better and better!
    Good luck Rach

  3. You go girl. Step by step. I’ve been trying to get back into shape these last few months myself. Aside from the exercise, I find for me that cutting back on the portions a bit and eating less late at night (VERY hard habit to change) are helping.

    Since I’ve been weight lifting too, it seems I have been trading muscle for fat, but the dial of the scale is finally lowering and I feel much more like ME. Which is what it is all about, really, isn’t it?

    Much love. Miss you!

  4. You go girl. Step by step. I’ve been trying to get back into shape these last few months myself. Aside from the exercise, I find for me that cutting back on the portions a bit and eating less late at night (VERY hard habit to change) are helping.

    Since I’ve been weight lifting too, it seems I have been trading muscle for fat, but the dial of the scale is finally lowering and I feel much more like ME. Which is what it is all about, really, isn’t it?

    Much love. Miss you!

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