Last evening, I had the pleasure of meeting, via cell phone, the wonderfully inspiring Alix of Casa Hice!! We chatted for about an hour (with a few disconnects because cell phones like to do that)
As you know, Alix has been quite successful in her journey to fitness. I had a question or two and I wanted her advice on Weight Watchers, so I sent her an email and before I knew we were chatting LIVE, on the phone!
I've been struggling with my weight since puberty. I've gotten myself down to fighting weight a few times in my life and I really want to get myself healthy again.
With John going into the hospital for a month in a short week, I'm so afraid the stress of that is going to make me balloon up and I want some help.
I was recently diagnosed with Diabetes and I have high blood pressure. Let's not even talk about cholesterol! I know someone who no longer has diabetes because she knocked off a bunch of weight. I want that to be me too.
Lately, I've been feeling OLD. My knees hurt, I have arthritis in my right hip and leg. I find myself walking slower. I can't run up the steps any more. In the morning, I have to walk down the steps one at a time, like an old lady. I am becoming my mother and I hate it! Enough is enough.
So, with all that being said, I've decided to join Weight Watchers online. There's no way in hell I'm going to be able to go to meetings. Not now. Not with working and driving an hour each way to the hospital for the next month or so. So I think the online way is the right fit for me.
I know, with my busy schedule, I might not be able to cook meals for myself too often. But a lot of the WW frozen meals are pretty good. I've had them before. I can also take them with me to the hospital because there will be a microwave right in John's room! It's a hell of a lot healthier and cheaper than buying that cafeteria food!
Last October, I joined Planet Fitness when one opened near me. I went, for a while, then stopped, then started for a few days, then stopped. You get the picture. I was all ready to quit. But it's only $10 a month. I think I'm going to wait on that. I'm thinking I might want to use the treadmill and bikes. It's cool in there. It's open 24 hours a day. I can go early in the morning. Yeah, I think I'm going to give PF another chance.
Anyway, wish me luck! I was going to keep quiet about this, but changed my mind. I'm thinking with posting about this, it will keep me motivated, with all of you watching!