It has been almost 2 years since I decided to drop some pounds and sign up for Weight Watchers. Over those two years I've lost nearly 130 pounds:
40 of those pounds were shed in 2018. Hurrah for me!
This is the most successful dieting effort I've ever tried and 2018 just continues the success.
I'm pretty sure at this point I weigh less than I did in high school. It is still a surreal experience for me to buy an XL shirt and have it fit. Mind blown, man.
Some folks surely think, "Scott, you've done Weight Watchers for 2 years now, surely you can just save some money and watch what you eat."
Ha! My experience over the holidays in which I gave myself a holiday from tracking my food shows me that I still have no idea how to feed myself properly (though I do know how to get rid of a lot of shortbread in a short amount of time). For me, Weight Watchers is going to be something in my life for the foreseeable future and I'm cool with that.
FitnessThe secret to my success is a seldom talked about combination of watching what I eat and exercising.
I use my Fitbit watch to track all my exercising over the year and as you can see I worked out 231 times in 2018.
My exercise of choice is running, and I was surprised to see treadmilling edged out running outdoors. Who knew?
I opt for the elliptical when all the treadmills in the gym are taken OR after I've fallen down on a run, banged up my knee, and it hurts to run but doesn't hurt to elliptical.
That lone hike? It was in Northern Ireland and it was awesome.
Given how often I ran this year it would be very sad if I didn't improve at all. And I did! Here are my best efforts of the year (and of my life):