But the title, "In which I reveal my weight-loss rules of thumb" is boring.
Many people who haven't seen me in a while ask, "What are you doing?" When I reply "Weight Watchers" they almost always follow up with, "But what are you doing?" As in How are you doing it?
Over time I've developed many Dos and Don'ts that help me. I've divided them up into categories below to make them easier to digest.
I know the minute I hit "Publish Post" I will think of 14 more, so I will update this post as my early-onset Alzheimer's allows and make a note up here so you don't have to reread everything to find the new additions.
Now, my most important piece of advice:
You can do it.
No excuse will hold you back if you want this bad enough. It doesn't matter if you work, don't work, have kids, don't have kids, are married, single, busy, bored, tired, whatever.
We all have commitments, roadblocks, challenges and other problems that can get in our way if we let them.
But, in the end, nothing can stop you, but you.
I don't have any secret formulas, iron-clad willpower or a magic metabolism. If I had the latter two, I would never have been in this situation in the first place, I assure you.
I am nothing special, just a person who is very committed to this goal - safely and healthily doing what it takes to see it through. Some days are easy and some are hard, but I keep pushing through.
If you have any questions, just leave a comment and I'm happy to answer.
Also, I worry I would get too caught up in the numbers and throw myself off track. Who knows how much weight I gain or lose day to day? I don't want to know. I stress enough over one official weigh-in, I have no desire to add spot checks.
Any area I missed? Specific question? Ask away.