To Weight Watch or Spark...that is the question
Thursday, August 01, 2013
All right, hello everyone, it is time for my yearly blog post! I've got to get better at keeping up with this. From now on, sparkpeople > facebook. Anyone else feel like that or is just me?
Ok, I got off topic. So...this has been an odd year for me, weight-wise. I see that in my last post, I was eating fast food and convenience foods because I had no time to cook, yet my size 13/14 jeans, while barely and inappropriately tight to be seen in public, still fit.
Now, August 1, 2013, I am guessing but I am probably going to say they still don't fit. I've got to get it together!! I joined a gym in May, went 2-5 times a week for the first month, and now I'm all like 'gym? what's a gym?'. I do yoga maybe once or twice a week. I am very active at my job which is three consecutive days in a row (two ten hour shifts and a six hour shift, plus an hour commute round-trip daily)...and I wonder why, I can't seem to get myself on a good routine?
The good news is, when I did join the gym, I cut myself off from eating fast food at work and mostly at home, but I think the last time I had it was a week and a half ago (Darn you, Arby's for basically being in my backyard, and curses to you McDonald's for being Arby's neighbor!!)...roast beef is healthy, right? Oh wait, then there's the cheese and those sauces enriched with HFCS...yep, that was a bad last meal.
But you know what? I did something good last night! I wanted ice cream, but it never happened! Instead, I ate another enchilada (homemade) and rice and passed out on the couch. Guys, I need help.
So, WW has this thing where they'll waive the enrollment fee if you pay upfront for six months online. I have never used them, or really any weight loss program before -- except, I did try Herbalife if that counts -- and I am nervous. Well, part of me is nervous, that thrifty little person on my shoulder that reminds me of how much money I could be saving if I do a copy-cat WW plan or religiously use Spark People. Then, there's the other little person on my shoulder, the overweight one, the one that is desperate to get healthy once and for all, to quit playing games, and is willing to shell out a little cash if this program actually works.
I've got my choice cut out for me, I really do. I just know that I've had enough. I know what I need from this program, and that is:
1.) To be able to eat lunch (and probably snacks) at work that do not require a microwave or anything more than a cooler and will satisfy me enough so that I don't buy the candy we sell in the impulse section
2.) To be motivated enough to either make dinners ahead prior to my three work days or have the meals be quick and easy enough that I can make them in 10 minutes or less on work nights
3.) To be able to avoid foods with artificial sweeteners, HFCS, soy products, hydrogenated oils --- which I do already, so that's good, right? I just don't want the plan suggesting any "low-fat" cheeses that are probably sweetened and oversalted to compensate for the fat they unnaturally cut out and make it slight palatable.
So that's that. Oh, and I'd no matter which plan I go with, I really am going to start walk/running again. I did enjoy that. If you've made it this far in my post, THANK YOU! I know I can ramble sometimes, especially when it's been awhile since I've posted. I am gladly accepting any thoughts, opinions, advice, etc, so thanks in advance if you do that! :)