Day Two…

Yesterday, I challenged myself to go to Spin Class. Today I went. It seems like a simple thing, but for me, it is an important step. Another step in the right direction.  I love to go to Spin, so why have I stayed away so long? By the time the set played Girl Almighty , my body felt as though it was waking up. Yes, yes, yes, I remember how to do this… I jumped, I climbed, I squatted, I did it all. By the time Despacito played I had caught the rhythm and felt transformed.

This is my story, this what I felt inside. Was my form perfect? No. Was I working at the same level as the others? No. That hardly matters at all, the point is I felt empowered. I had fun, and I accomplished yesterday’s goal.

I was feeling great when I came back home, and Dave and I went to the Crab Meadow Beach. I sipped seltzer as the cool breeze swept across the dunes. The tide was high, and seagulls strutted across the sand.  Children dug deep holes in the sand  I guess I could have chosen to be uptight about how I looked at the beach. I guess I could have stayed home.

What do you think, was I fearless, or oblivious? The thing is it doesn’t really matter. What matters is that as I take on this huge goal, to lose 80 pounds, my watchword is happiness. Yes, I have a long way to go, but I’m on my way because I started yesterday. Shawn Achor delves into the science of happiness.  A positive outlook changes everything… watch his TEDTalk

Tomorrow is my first official day back to work. When I sign off on this post, I’m going to pack my lunch.  See you tomorrow and thanks for reading.

Day One…

Today is the first post. The first step to trying again. I have let the summer come and go without any successful weight loss. My dad used to say, “Kick yourself once and only once.” I think that’s good advice for me right now. I cannot change the past, but I can influence my future.

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My son asked to go to Cheesecake Factory today. Of course, he did, that’s because today is the day  I’ve committed to starting over… That’s life, so I mixed my teaspoon of apple cider vinegar into my can of seltzer, drank it down, and off we went. I don’t know if it was the water, vinegar, or my resolve to make a change, but my lettuce tacos were very satisfying.  I’m feeling optimistic.

I am a Weight Watcher that means I track my food through SmartPoints (sp) not calories. My nephew joked that using Smartpoints is like measuring a room in inches. Good thing I’m not very mechanical. Anyway, the way it works is I get a total of 30sp per day. So far, I have used 22sp. I am not hungry right now, so I’m not sure how to use the rest.

So, tomorrow, my goal is to go to the gym. Thank you for reading, this helps.

P.S. My son ordered their 30th Anniversary Cheesecake. My son is 14 years old and likely to be the only person alive that could eat this and not gain weight…