I don’t know about you, but we have a LOT of candy, cookies, and other fattening things in our house right now. They are so hard to resist…. and so hard to get off my thighs!
When I was pregnant with the twins, I gained 50 pounds.. and amazingly enough, 47 of those pounds came off very easily within the first two months of their birth. But, unfortunately, a few pounds have snuck back on (I think it’s the daily snack of Goldfish crackers!). I’ve been trying to figure out how I can lose weight and get in shape (I don’t think I’ve been “in” shape since about 6th grade!)
About four years ago, I did Weight Watchers. I lost 20 pounds. By osmosis, my husband lost 30. Now three kids later, our weight has crept back up. I was contemplating returning to Weight Watchers since I know it works. But getting to meetings is a challenge for me, and as a cheapskate, I can no longer justify the $40+ a month to be a member.
So I found this website and I signed up for it. It’s called SparkPeople, and it does quite a few of the things that the Weight Watchers Online program does – a community of people to chat with, a food and exercise tracker, regular e-mail reminders and tips, exercise demonstrations and ideas, and more. It also customizes a diet and exercise plan based on your personal goals. The whole things is FREE, which is what I am totally jazzed about.
I’m only in day two… and to be honest, I’ve really only been tracking my food (which I realize now is really not all that healthy for me!). The program seems easy to follow and the site is easy to navigate. I plan to dive head first into living healthier at the start of the new year and keep you updated. First I have to get all this fattening stuff out of my house! Kit Kat, anyone?