I’ve been doing WeightWatchers on and off since about 1997. I’ve been a online member for years too. After initial success in 1998 and then again in 2001, it seems my weight keeps going up and up. In 2004 I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, which is incurable. But, I’m not blaming my weight on that. It’s really down to the usual things. Too little consistency. Too little exercise. Too much life.
With the launch of WeightWatchers new ProPoints program in the UK last autumn, I started anew. And to help me ‘keep it real’ I started a blog on the WW site. It really worked for me! Between mid-November and New Years I lost 9lbs! I am very proud of that.
But January in Ottawa was not so positive. I lost momentum and motivation. I didn’t keep track and didn’t work out. I arrived back in Britain having regained 5lbs, and I’m pretty disappointed in myself.
When I saw a tweet about Losing It In Ottawa looking for bloggers I leaped at the chance. I’m certain that signing up will deliver enormous accountability to me and will help me keep on the straight and narrow.
And, I really must. You see, the doc tells me that in addition to hypothyroidism, I seem to have developed another problem. The level of triglycerides in my blood is too high, and this is the first stage of heart disease.
Apparently, there’s no pill or tablet to ‘magic away’ the triglycerides. I have to reduce my body mass though diet and exercise, according to the doctor. She agreed that WeightWatchers is definitely the way to go.
I intend to keep up my WW blog, but there I focus on food and recipes. Here I plan to diarise my whole journey to gaining a clean bill of health.
Soon I’ll be re-immigrating to Canada and will settle in Ottawa where my family lives. I plan to arrive fit and healthy.