Thank you for all the amazing and comforting comments on yesterday’s anxiety blog.
I really was embarrassed to share because I feel like, as I mentioned, I create my own anxiety. Therapy has been going really well – I wish I could share with you everything we talk about. It’s been really eye-opening hearing a objective point of view on things and to connect the dots on things.
I started Weight Watchers and it’s been 1 week – the first week was wimpy. I let the excuses of the holidays give way to not tracking and while I didn’t do anything overly crazy in the food department, it wasn’t the healthiest of choices either. But it was balance.
This is one thing I like about Weight Watchers is it is about balance. In my own words, new algorithm in defining points with the theory that not all calories are not created equally. The way I understand the system is that while counting calories is a good foundation, 300 calories from a candy bar is not the same as 300 calories of carrots & hummus. My interpretation of what the points system does is that it is a equation that breaks down the important nutrients like fiber, protein, healthy fats, carbs, etc.
I downloaded an Weight Watchers app for my new iPhone (thank you, Carlos!) and love how easy it is to use. I tried downloading a calorie counting app on my Android and remember it being clunky and cumbersome. The iPhone app is slick and quick.
My favorite part of doing Weight Watchers is that I’m not alone. My friend, Alexa, who flew into Minneapolis for a visit is doing it with me!
I went to my first meeting right before Christmas but wasn’t able to go to the meeting this week because Alexa used my car during the day. I still tracked for the day and look forward to going to next week’s meeting with Jen and Melissa. When I weigh in next week, I’ll share my beginning & updated weight. I also have my friend Cindy who is doing Weight Watchers so it has been nice to have multiple people to ask questions, bounce ideas off of and talk about experiences.
I’m meeting Jen at the gym tomorrow morning and plan on starting back into a workout routine. I think I’m going to start with a 10 minute walk and 20 minutes on the elliptical to see how I feel. I also plan on going this weekend at least once. I don’t plan on jumping back into the gym 5 times a week right away – just want to go slow and make sure my arms & stomach are okay with the added activity.
Having a group of healthiness around me has made it a little easier to get back into a routine. Friends who I know get it. Friends who I know understand the fight.
Friends who help me keep pushing.
Friends who support me and encourage me in my journey.
Thank God for friends.