I'm one of those stubborn people who refuses to join Weight Watchers because there is SO much free information available out there, that it doesn't make sense to me.
But then...there's that whole accountability thing. If you have to weigh in every week, you have to make sure you count your points and stick to the plan.
My husband is GREAT about asking how many points I've had today (for now, I'm allowed 24), but (and no offense here), he's my husband. He'll love me no matter what.
I've thought about losing weight for him...or losing weight for the kids...but it boils down to wanting to do it for myself. If you're going to do it for somebody else, you shouldn't be doing it. You have to own it and you have to want to do it for you.
I've done it before...and post baby got down to 147 lbs. It's unrealistic to try and "weigh what I did in High School" because really...after 3 kids your body changes and some things just aren't possible!
So this, the world wide web, along with anyone who happens to stumble upon this blog and wants to keep track of my progress, will be my accountability.
I started back to the gym (we have facilities downstairs in our condo building) and have been doing that daily for almost two weeks. I'm already starting to see a difference.
Last week, my husband was out of town for two days and when he came home and hugged me, he even said it felt like there was less of me and at that point, I'd been counting points and going to the gym for only 3 days! So...I know it works!
Look here to keep tabs on how I'm doing...you might even find the occasional recipe as a treat!