Monday, February 18, 2008

Great Start for 2008

February 18, 2008

Greetings fellow losers,

The Weight Watchers journey 2008 is in full swing. Linda is down 8.2 pounds and I'm down around 5 pounds already. Even though I decided not to attend the meetings as a full-fledged member, I do plan to sit in from time to time and lend my moral support to the cause. Linda has told me that some of our 2007 WW buddies have been asking about me, so I think it would be cool to say hi to them. For those who have been (or are currently in) WW, they can attest to the great comraderie, support and sense of family you get from the meetings. Truly amazing. That's why stats prove meeting goers lose so much more on average than the go-it-aloners.

Linda and I have gone back to our strategy of weekly menu planning, and shopping from the prepared list of needed foods. We had our best success when following this plan. That way you have the foods on hand for healthy meal preparation, and you save time, money, and the aggravation of "What are we having for dinner tonight" problem. Plus you have the anticipation factor. "Man I cannot wait until we have the (insert healthy dinner here) fun.

So it's a great start for 2008. One thing that we love is that success breeds success in WW. When you see the scale numbers dropping down, and more importantly your mind and body physically feel better, that motivates you even further to stick with the program. It's easy and fun, and I'm so happy that we are back in the WW program.

Let's all go be losers !

Dave and Linda

Thursday, January 17, 2008

We're Baaaaaaack !

January 17, 2008

Greetings fellow losers. No we did not voyage to Mars and back (as some might expect) but just got busy with Spring and Summer and oh yeah Fall and 1/4 of Winter too!

Last night Linda re-joined WW and is very excited about it. I decided to not attend the meetings this time, but be an avid supporter of the Missus, and enjoy the healthy meals that she will be preparing. It's not like we just went crazy for pizza and doughnuts every night, but on the other hand we were no stranger to the dessert section of our King Sooper's bakery either. Oh the joy of sugar and preservatives.

Linda unfortunately regained most if not all of her previous weight loss. I on the other hand weigh the same as when we stopped attending the meetings. I attribute that to walking every day at least 30-45 minutes and controlling my portion sizes and not going for seconds at the dinner table like I used to do.

So here we go. WW journey 2008 begins. Our leader Dori, has always emphasized that WW is a journey not a destination. We learned so much about healthy habits during our 2007 effort, so we just need to buckle down and follow the procedures.

Also we have a gym membership that we have never (and I mean never) used. Linda and I have committed ourselves to actually working out and that should kick-start the process even more.

I will also commit to updating this site regularly to track our progress in 2008.

Wish us good luck !
Dave and Linda