I think that I had decided to make a concerted effort to get healthy and fit earlier this summer, but decided to wait until after the 50th. There were a lot of things going on and let’s face it, dieting takes time and effort. And lifestyle changes. Which I’m ready for NOW. I’m tired of the yo yo and quite honestly, for me, once I lose weight and start looking good, then if I lay off the dieting for even a short length of time, the weight comes back. Then I lose control of not only my eating, but all aspects of my life.
Turning 50 was a big catalyst for me because overall I don’t think I look 50 and I don’t act it. I’m very active which is going to get harder at this age if I don’t lose weight. I know it.
I chose weight watchers because it’s worked in the past and I love the online tools and now I can do it from my blackberry as well. How convenient is that? No need to carry the book around in my purse and hope that I won’t lose it somewhere and heavens if someone sees my weight!!!
I see two primary hurdles in this journey – the first being alcohol – I love two glasses of wine in the evening, or a cocktail on the weekend. That will have to be significantly curtailed. My second hurdle will be Christopher, my significant other. He’s Italian, muscular and a foodie. He’s got a small belly which will disappear quickly. He craves pasta at least once or twice a week, uses olive oil liberally and loves having a woman as passionate about food as he is.
Dealing with those two hurdles will make or break this journey. I think I’m ready to clear the both of them.