Friday, September 11, 2009

Lose for Good

I am so excited!

I am going to be a participant in the Weight Watchers Lose for Good Campaign. It runs from August 30 - October 17 with the goal of promoting weight loss and healthy living while raising $1 million for two hunger-fighting charities, Share Our Strength and Action Against Hunger. With the Lose for Good campaign, which is in it's second year, Weight Watchers will be donating $250,000 for every 1 million pounds lost by participants, up to $1 million. As part of the campaign, Weight Watchers is providing me a 3-month membership and access to the online eTools. Not only will I be helping to support a good cause, I will, as a member of Weight Watchers be learning a healthier lifestyle and hopefully, losing the weight that I have been struggling with.

I have used Weight Watchers before and I know that it works. It has been a number of years since I last was a member and I am excited to check out their on-line tools, because I think that they will really help me towards my weight loss goal. They even have a mobile site, which since we finally entered the 21st century, will allow me to easily access the on-line tools wherever I am.

In light of this new opportunity, I have revisited my goal and I think that my new goal is to lose 40 pounds from where I am now. I had lost some weight last spring, but after twisting my knee and not exercising, I lost some workout/eat right motivation and put a portion back on. I'm not sure whether they will agree that is the right goal weight for me, but that will be my starting point.

I am psyched and ready to succeed! You can join me on my journey. In celebration of Lose for Good, Weight Watchers is offering its first ever membership promotion offer! They're offering a free month of Monthly Pass for any new member who joins during the campaign and that includes FREE registration! The in-person meeting offer is valid in participating areas only, but you can enter your zip code here to find out more. For Weight Watchers Online, if you sign up for a 3 month offer, you’ll get the fourth month free.

I won't start going to meetings until probably late next week, but I started my efforts in watching what I eat this week. I pretty much only lost a pound this week, but it is a start.

I will be sharing my successes and challenges here on my blog as I participate in Fat Burnin' Friday. Please leave comments sharing your successes and challenges, so we can support each other through this wonderful journey.