This morning I wrote about joining WeightWatchers, but that's not the only thing I'm doing in an effort to lose weight.
I'm getting serious about walking. I got some comfy shoes with great support (very important for me) and just started. Around the cemetery. Around the neighborhood. Around the parking lot at work. Around the engineering pond. It might sound like I'm going in circles but really, what I'm doing is improving my stamina.
I also have a FitBit. I've had it for a while. Mostly I was using it to monitor my sleep (that was an eye-opener), but I also use it to count my steps and staircases in the course of a day. I am embarrassed to admit that when I first got it, I was lucky to get more than 1500 steps in a day. Some days, not even that. Could the fact that I'm a slug have anything to do with my weight problems? I have some friends who also have FitBits and they put me to shame on a regular basis. One, I swear, never sits down. Another has a desk job, but also walks her dog regularly.
It has adjustable goals, so I set mine low. 3,000 a day. When I was reaching that on a regular basis, I changed it to 5,000. Soon I was doing that too - so I set it to 7,000. Every time I reach those goals on a regular basis, I up the ante. It's time to move to 10,000.
I also did something I never did before - I registered for a 5K. I wasn't going to run it (for me, that would be CRAZY), but I was pretty sure I could walk it.
And the crazy thing is that I've signed up for another one in January. Signed up my Boy too. I'm doing lots of walking to prepare, even though it has the somewhat unfortunate-sounding name of "Run or Dye."