I joined CC Nov 2010, but just today joined this group. I'm 62, male, married with (grown) children, not yet retired. I lost about 60 lbs on Weight Watchers but had to quit since their new PointsPlus plan is not cardiac-friendly. Yes, I had a heart attack last December, now have a stent and 6 pills every morning. My short term goal is to lose another 20 lbs, which would bring me back to high school, then maybe 20 more to get the BMI right.
I love CalorieCount! When WeightWatchers went south, I sampled a number of sites, paid and unpaid but soon found this free site clearly the best for me. But you know, I still miss those weekly WW meetings. I never missed a single one, even finding a local meeting if traveling. I also used to blog and then journal on the WW site.
So, I have begun a daily journal on CC, largely just to talk to myself. I write a little on how I did that day, then pick a topic to expound upon.
Does anybody else do this? I'd love to read what and how well others are doing, maybe share ideas and support.
I have a similar story, joined WW and gave up on it. I find that if I write everything down on a daily basis, I do so much better. I still count pts. because this is almost like breathing for me. I've been doing it for so long, I can figure out the points easily. At the end of the week I write a summary of what I did right and what I did wrong. I include any new recipes I've tried and rate them. This way I can go back and see what I want to make again. Is there a forum for posting a weigh in weekly? This might be something to think about. The accountability of posting is a great motivator.
There isn't a forum for posting weight, that I know of (but I've been gone for awhile), but you can log your weight if you click on 'logging' and scroll down to 'weight log'.
This is a great place to keep a record and you can make notations as you go.
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