I suppose we’ve been bitten by the New Year bug around here.

I joined Weight Watchers today.

I’m tired of psycho-analyzing my recent weight gain, and I’m ready for it to come off. I know that gimmicks and diets don’t work, and I am a big believer in the lifestyle tools that Weight Watchers offers.

It’s sort of like going to the gym. Once you reach a certain age, you can’t just go for awhile until you feel good and then quit. It has to become a part of your routine – a part of your life.


I’m not sure I’m ready to share my goal of how much I’d like to lose, but it’s a significant amount of weight at this point.

Okay… it’s 26 pounds, but don’t tell anybody. (Remember, I put on 20 of those since I left Belgium in July.)

I’m blogging it partially because I want to be accountable, and partially because it’s going to become a big part of my daily life, and that’s what I try to write about here.

I think sharing details of weight-loss efforts is really quite boring, so I’ll try to limit my posts about it to my feelings during the process.

I’m confident that by summer, there will be much less of me, although I can almost guarantee that I’ll still think my hips are too big, no matter what the scale says.

Today I feel excited and hopeful.

1 Comment on “I Want to be a Big Loser

  1. Two of my friends joined WW the past several months. Both have good things to say about it and have met the goals they’ve set. I’ve reached that ‘certain age’ you mention and, like you say, accept that what I’m doing is not dieting and exercising, or work … it’s just how I live.Good luck. I’m sure you’ll reach your goals.


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