Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Watch This Space

I did it. I joined WeightWatchers yesterday. A group meets here at the Episcopal Church Center, and rumor has it they have an uproarious time, so that's why I joined. I like uproarious groups. And if I lose a few pounds? Well, no complaint. Especially when I saw how much I weighed. Yikes!

Confession: I don't own a scale. "No hock, Sherlock," I hear you saying out there. Anyway, why have a scale? It only brings sorrow and depression. I just look at the way my clothes fit (or not) or how tiny (or big) a space I take up on a subway seat, when I get one. So yeah, actually seeing a number on that scale yesterday was a sad, sad thing.

But really. The main reason I joined was because I wanted a little more fun in my life. Honestly.

So watch this space, at least the amount I fill up in the world. Let's hope it shrinks a just little bit. Now excuse me while I try to sort out how many points a hot fudge sundae has.

9 comments:

jomoore said...

Good luck, Mary. But more than that - enjoy it! :o)

Anonymous said...

Good luck sister. I think Weight Watchers is the best. It teaches nutrition not some crazy diet stuff.
So, here's to your health!
love, lil sis

MaryB said...

Jo, you are my inspiration, girlfriend. Your weight-loss saga on your blog spurred me to action!

Thanks, Lil Sis. I don't want to be too big (no pun intended) an embarrassment as Mother of the Bride! I'll try to do it healthy.

Em said...

Well, I've been away and while and return to find you've joined WW for the fun. Really? It can be fun? More power to you! Hope you have fun and lost those few pounds you don't mind dropping.

Chris said...

Welcome to the Losers' Club, Mary! (weight loss, that is, of course). My feeble efforts seem to be working although not as spectacularly as Jo's. We'll have to have an International Symposium for Weight Adjustment one day, either in New York (my preference) or here next time you visit UK.

PS: Did you know that 'symposium' originally referred to a drinking party. Apparently those ancient Greeks used to get together to debate, boast, plot or simply party. So.... even more of a reason to meet up.

Carey said...

Hot tip! You really can have a hot fudge sundae once in a while-- but say goodbye to french fries. And as I recall, Nature's Own Whole Wheat is the bread to buy--2 slices for the same point value as one slice for other brands. Now if only I hadn't quit...

chux said...

Good move Mary! I just can't get out of my male procrastinating rut to do something about myself. I could easily use excuses about my current 'situation', but thats not really it.

Jo has done a great job and I hope it helps you too! Do it because you want to though. Enjoy the recipes you get from Weight Watchers. I went a few years back and my cooking improved tenfold.

Liz said...

There are hardly any points in a hot fudge sundae.

I nearly joined Weightwatchers yesterday but the thought of getting on a scale and being depressed put me off - I've hidden mine for that reason. But I will try and follow the procedure along with you as I have all the books from previous attempts. Good luck!

MaryB said...

Em - well, the meetings are fun, anyway. And so far the diet hasn't been that hard, either. Day of reckoning at the scales . . .

Chris - Jo is my inspiration. I love your idea for an ISWA gathering. New York is perfect, since you walk off whatever you eat, anyway. (And thanks for the OED background on "symposium.")

Carey - I am finding the food-point method easier than I thought, though I might try a week on core, just to see what works best. Thanks for the tip about the bread!

Chux - want to join Jo, Chris, and me at our Weight Adjustment Symposium in New York? ;-)

Liz - as I said, I don't own a scale; haven't for years. At least I only have to face the thing once a week. And today's the day (insert Dragnet theme . . .).