Sunday, November 02, 2008

Preparing for Vacation

OK, I am going to finally blog about Weight Watchers. Not very photography related except that losing weight makes me a better one - being able to bend, squat, jump up and down off of stools, etc. are all easier without so much weight holding me down.

Weight Watcher's has an amazing set of e-tools which makes points calculating a snap. I'm utilizing the Tools for Living by creating a strategy for maintaining my 15 pound weight loss while on vacation. I've just been to the store, mostly to buy my favorite Ego whole wheat waffles, but also to purchase healthy snacks that I can take with me so I will be ready when I need them. I'm taking Pringles Stix that my friend Jeanne told me about - they are a two point snack and really yummy. I'm also taking single servings of light microwave popcorn, apples and 3 pt granola bars.

This is a birthday gift from my two girls and families and I spent quite a while yesterday figuring out how it works and downloading some music to pump me up when I'm out walking. It's the Nike + iPod sensor kit. The sensor tracks your run, then sends the data to your iPod.
As you run, your iPod tells you your time, distance, pace, and calories burned. And it gives you feedback at the halfway point and in the final lead-up to your goal. You can also see the details of your workout on your iPod.

I can't wait to try it out this afternoon - amazing to me that I'm even saying that! Mind you, I'm not to the running stage yet so I also loaded a podcast called Couch to 5K - that's pretty much my speed right now. My girls have been super supportive during this first six weeks with Weight Watchers and I think that's so incredibly sweet of them.

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

Glad you found the Pringle Stix. I know you can maintain your weight loss. Have a great time!