This blog is a departure from the kinds of writing I usually do. I am not sure
exactly where it will go from here.
I wrote the previous sentence more than 8 months ago when I was just about to
“quit” my on-line subscription to Weight Watchers…which had proven to be
a successful tool in my umpteenth attempt to lose weight and then suddenly lost
its appeal and I felt I could not justify monthly payments to something I was not
I stopped weighing myself in May, figuring I already knew the number and was
going to attempt to forget about dieting and just eat ‘what I wanted reasonably’
and ‘naturally’ get back to my normal weight (a number I have not seen in 15 years!).
My weight did not ‘naturally’ normalize, in fact, as many yo-yo dieters know, my
weight actually went up. I am not sure how much but as I have gone up two sizes,
I think it is safe to say I have gained about 10 pounds since May.
The holidays have come and gone. Today is December 31st. I have made a promise
to myself that I will turn 60 (in September) weighing LESS than I do today. Although
I have a magic number in my head, there is nothing magic about weight loss and I need
to record and make it public so that I will hold myself accountable for my promise.
Best wishes to all on a wonderful 2015, filled with surprises and lots of success in whatever
areas of your life need tweaking!