Sunday, March 20, 2011

Been a while....

It's been a while since I've posted.

I have decided to try this again. I know, I know- I said I would do this before. Well, let's just see how this goes.

I am inspired to write because I am beginning a new and exciting journey. I have been struggling with my weight, I am sure I am not alone there, but I have lost some pounds in the past few months. OK, 15 pounds. I am happy about that.

I have a long way to go before I am where I need to be, but this is a good start.

We have a program at work where they do some testing and if you meet enough of the criteria, they give you a discount on your health plan premiums for the year. I met almost all of them...would have likely met all of them had I read the directions. Messed up eating when I shouldn't have before the testing.

ANYWAY.... Related to this same program, they are doing a study. It was supposed to be for people who flunked a certain number of the criteria (more than I did), but again, I didn't read it all the way through...(really need to work on that reading thing) before I applied.

I expected to be turned down immediately, but...

I was accepted into the study.

The study will include instruction on eating healthy, recognizing stressful eating and 'learning how to weigh myself'. Not so sure about this last one. I have always gotten buck naked and weighed myself at the same time of day. I am anxious to learn if there is something I am doing wrong. Inhale? Exhale? Weigh myself standing on my head? (ok, not realistic- and definitely not naked- I would suffocate because nothing would be holding the breasts in place!) Seriously- what's to teach??

I am excited to learn and - more importantly- to place emphasis on eating healthy. So far, all I have done is watch how much I am eating. I know I won't continue to lose weight this way- I need to increase my activity and actually pay attention to WHAT I eat.

The study runs 10 weeks and begins on March 28th.

Wish me luck!