After a season of gluttony it was time for a reality check. Actually the reality came when I zipped up my jeans and zipped right into my flesh. While tearing off ones fat may be the easiest way to lose weight it is painful.
So I set today, January 5th, as the day I would start back on the Weight Watchers plan. I lost weight last year doing the points counting thing and it really hadn’t been that difficult. However, when I stopped counting points and started counting bags of mini milky way bars( and Thanksgiving/Christmas pies, cakes and assorted sugary crap) I gained back half of what I lost.
Stuffed in a drawer, I found the Fitbit Flex that I “just had to have” last year . I charged that baby up and put it on my wrist first thing this morning. Off and on all day I checked my phone to see how many steps I had taken, how many miles I had gone and if I had any active minutes. Most of the day I was disappointed and snorting “no way, I’ve walked farther than that” under my breath.
I was also faithfully logging anything that went in my mouth into the WW app on my phone. I was thrilled to discover that the leftover mini candy canes at the office were only 1 point for 3 candy canes. I might have shouted “hot damn! Give me canes!” from my office. I made those three candy canes last all day ( and hid the rest….).
After work I put on my running shoes, took the clothes off the rack that doubles as a treadmill and started walking. I opened up the Fitbit app and watched those steps add up. That got boring so I watched the news. That got boring too. Then the fitbit on my wrist did a little dance and damn near scared me to death. The app on my phone told me that I had just passed 10000 steps . I also had 30 active minutes. Then I got an congratulatory email. I felt like I’d won the Nobel prize.
Excited about all that activity and calories burned I checked to see how many points I had earned while sweating for half an hour.
One. Lousy. Point.
A little discouraged until I remembered that I had stuffed three mini candy canes into my purse.
I immediately used that point and felt much better.
Tomorrow I’m just going to start with candy canes and go from there.