Iâ€™ve recently been on a quest to loose weight and get back into shape. My goal is to complete at least one triathlon next summer.Â Boing Boing linked to a very interesting article this past week.Â Before now, I was fairly embarrassed to mention that I have been using this service since mid February.Â Then I read the following article and it put into words why this program has completely worked for me.
When my wife and I set out to loose weight and return to a more active lifestyle, she urged me to attend Weight Watcher meetings with her.Â The idea of sitting in a room discussing how over weight I was with complete strangers completely turned me off to the program.Â However, being the â€œworldâ€™s greatest husbandâ€, I found an alternative.Â Weight Watchers offers an online program that allows you to log in and track your daily food consumption and activity.Â This tool tuned into my obsessive-compulsive nature, and over the past six months I have been able to loose over 60 lbs.Â On a daily basis I log in and have to be accountable to myself for what I have consumed.Â No more stops at 7-Eleven for a Slurpie and a candy bar.Â Â
Again, in catching up on my Boing Boing for the week, I came across another very interesting post.
Finally!Â An answer to why I can sit down and eat a pound of pasta and still feel hungry.Â Scientists are smart.
Also, please note that Iâ€™m not posting to brag about my weight loss.Â Trust me, having more than 60 lbs to loose is nothing to brag about.Â On the other hand, you should see my basketball game these days.Â It has the ability to shred your achilles tendon.