Yes. Weight Watchers Online is still working in my effort to lose my once very substantial baby-boomer belly. When my knees were starting to bother me last summer and when a normal neighborhood walk was an effort, I decided the time had come.
Here are the stats: When I started last summer I tipped the scales at 236 and last Wednesday, our scales said 207. It works and I did it by everyday eating and by avoiding all the diet measures from the past that compromised my efforts.
Factors that made a difference include:
- My wife: Even though she didn't have to lose more than a few pounds, she did the same exact program with me where we record on the computer what we eat along with point values.
- iPod Touch: We both have a Touch and we make use of wi-fi at home and when we are out and record what we eat right on this device. It's really easy.
- Skinny Cows: We get these ice cream sandwiches at Sam's Club and eat them two-three nights a week and satisfy our taste for ice cream. There are other Weight Watcher recipes where we can satisfy our need to snack, especially when watching television.
- Senior citizen-dom: I realize that I'm at an age where the consequences of ignoring a risk factor can be very unforgiving. If I go to the ER, I would rather do it because I dislocated something sliding into home plate.
Here are some of the challenges that lie ahead:
- Reaching goal weight: I have a fear that once I reach that point that I'll relax my effort and I'll start to gain again.
- Exercise: I've never by a physical fitness type. I used to run for many years, but bad knees don't allow it anymore. During the winter, I have to force myself to use the treadmill. While using it, I enjoy watching MSNBC. Maybe I'll get more informed.