Saturday, July 19, 2008

need another new start

I decided, after all that time listening to the podcasts, to give Jillian Michaels's online program a try. I don't feel like going back to Weight Watchers right now -- I feel like I've learned all they have to offer already, and the meetings don't seem to jazz me up like they used to. I am surprised that the online program doesn't have a calorie and exercise journal like on -- that is one disappointment. I am told if I want to try to lose 2 pounds per week, I should shoot for just over 1200 calories. Yikes. That's pretty close to what I got on Weight Watchers, except that I can't earn Activity Points. We'll see. I had some flexible spending funds from my old job that I needed to spend, so I thought this was a good time to try it out. If any of you are on the message boards, what do you tend to do there? What do you find most valuable about the program? I set my start date to Monday to give myself a little adjustment time to try to figure out what I am going to do for meals, etc. I still am working until Wednesday, and my husband has surgery on Thursday, so my first week may not be all that kick-ass... but I thought if I kept waiting around to start, I might never do it. I have a little break in the action between the end of my old job and the beginning of my new one, so I want to get the fitness program off to a good start. I sent away for Making the Cut and Jillian's 30-Day Shred video.

I bought a bunch of clothes yesterday at the Gap Outlet, so that at least I don't have to spend the rest of the summer doing laundry so that the one pair of capris and the one pair of shorts I like are clean. I am hoping that getting serious now will mean that I will fit into all the new clothes I bought for my old new job (remember, the one that helped me gain 10 of these extra pounds?) to my new new job.

Anyone who has read my blog for a while knows that I've had a lot of fresh starts. I have to keep trying until something sticks.


  1. "I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult. I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking."
    Og Mandino

  2. We get as many "do-overs" as we need, one of the really nice things we can do for ourselves. I think making the transition to a new job with a different schedule and commuting issues is going to make a big difference in how you feel about all of this. You remind me that I would be better off bringing my lunch more often than not, something I've let slip since I moved to my own job. It really does make a difference. A word I used way too much in this comment, I'm afraid!


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07