I attended my second Weight Watchers meeting yesterday. I lost just over two pounds and feel good about what I accomplished. I didn't think much of the program when my sister went through it years ago; I thought it was just a cop-out where you went if you really couldn't loose weight. Now that I am older, I know that each person need encouragement and that this group is great for giving that. Also, I like to be held accountable for my actions. By weighing in each week, I am. I am also learning what a portion size is, why and how to read labels and how to eat only when my body tells me I need to instead of snacking just because it is there. This is hard for me as I have a husband who weighs less than he should and is always hungry. We have snacks galore in the house for him. Luck for me, I really don't like his kind of snacks so I can ignore them.
The Weight Watchers meeting leader gave us information about a 5k walk that is scheduled for June 6th, just 6 weeks away. I am going to try to do this. Though I cannot do it on June 6th, as that is my daughter’s grad party day and I will be very busy with that, I will see about doing it on Saturday the 5th. The challenge is to walk 5k or 3.1 miles in 45 minutes. Each week you walk 5 days adding distance and time to get you to walking the 3.1 miles. I will work towards the 45 minute goal. Even if I take longer in the end, I feel I will have fulfilled the challenge if I can walk 3.1 miles in 6 weeks time. I say this, because I am not one for walking long distances and I have to overcome my knee and ankle problems to achieve this goal. I want the charm that says I walked 5k, and damn it I will earn it!!
Today, after my dental appointment, I am going to go shopping for walking shoes. My feet have been in crocs or clogs for most of the last 3 years and my tennis shoes are not fitting all that great. Walking begins with your feet being happy, so I am off to get happy feet.