If you have been reading my posts you may remember last year I tried to loose weight.
I walked 3 to 5 miles three times a week. I joined a yoga studio and their 30 day yoga challange where I attended classes at the yoga studio five days a week. Weekends, I hiked the wilds of Alaska. I ate healthy following the Weight Watchers plan.
I lost NOTHING; I could not shrink my big belly.
You may remember my battle with uterine fibroids. At the time of the diagnosis, I also learned I had high cholesterol and was anemic. My doctor told me to stop the dieting, and do what ever I could to raise my iron levels. After surgery, I could then work on my other health issues.
And then I kind of fell off the internet.
During the six weeks of recovery from the hysterectomy I was not allowed to do anything. I couldn't walk my dog, vacuum, lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk.
In November, I returned to work, surgery, recovery, and 6 weeks of inactivity left me exhausted.
I returned to Weight Watchers and just could NOT drop the weight. I often left meetings in tears. They were not uplifting. One member often managed to monopolize meetings. When she attempted a 5 mile walk run (thinking it was a 5K), the members laughed with her and applauded her surviving the 5 miles. The whole time, I'm hiking on weekends, anywhere from 4 to over 10 miles. She'd drop weight and brag about how she shouldn't have as she'd cheated and ate this or that and didn't record it.
I quit going.
Last week a friend shared on FaceBook her loss of weight with the help of myfitnesspal.com
I figured what did I have to loose? I signed on, and started tracking.
I LOVE it! I am tracking and recording EVERYTHING I eat. I can pull up reports to see amount of calories eaten, as well as other nutrition information, like cholesterol and iron!
The only changes I have made in my eating (other than tracking, which means measuring food) is that I am working hard to get my 8 glasses of water in and avoid sugary high fat foods. I eat heatlhy in the manner I learned with Weight Watchers.
My first week: