Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's an update.

In a recent post I mentioned that I had rejoined Weight Watchers online.  I tried to stick with it, I really did.  But I didn't.  Two weeks ago tomorrow, I rejoined Weight Watchers meetings.  And I've stuck with it.  Tomorrow is my two week weigh in and I'm excited!!  I missed the first weigh in because I had to work, but I will not miss it tomorrow.

These last two weeks haven't been easy, but they haven't been difficult either, or at least as difficult as it had been prior to that.  I have been staying on program, counting points, and actually feeling satisfied.

I truly believe that avoiding sugar plays a key role in my success.  In the weeks leading up to November 2nd, I was eating a lot of sugar.  Candy bars and Starbucks scones and drinks was where it came from mainly.  Since November 2nd I have had very little in the way of sugar.  I haven't even been eating my beloved Chobani which has natural fruit sugar only.  I have been eating fresh fruit, but my cravings for all things bad for me has decreased significantly.  That's not to say I'm going to be cutting out sugar completely forever, but for right now until I get my head back on straight, I think it's best to avoid it.  I do believe that eating fruit is okay and other things that have some sugars occuring naturally, but I am avoiding added sugars as much as I can.

So what have I been eating?  Well, that's changed too.  I have switched from my usual an English muffin with peanut butter and banana to oatmeal with peanut butter and banana, or 2 hard boiled eggs.  I have been eating a lot of salad with chicken and sometimes a little cheese.  Eggs, string cheese, apples, clementines and healthy soups with lots of veggies: these are what's on the menu.

I have given myself a break on the exercise, a break from worrying about it at the moment.  But since things have been going well for a couple weeks, I need to think about adding some activity.  I'll get there.

So tomorrow, I will weigh in and will hopefully post an update on the weight loss front.  I'm sure that I will becauseI can feel the difference in my clothes.  In fact, I had to actually use a binder clip to keep my pants up by connecting them to my tank top when I walked over to the store at lunch!  Guess, it's time to bring out the belt.  I don't have any idea what the number will be, though, because I've put away my home scale for now.  No good comes of weighing each day right now so I'm avoiding that.

Anyway, if you've stuck with me through this journey, I am grateful.  I'm here to tell you that right now I'm feeling good.  My head feel clearer, the sadness is lifting, and I'm looking forward to the holidays.  February and March are very difficult months for me usually so I'm hoping to get into good routines before then so that feeling good physically will help me feel good mentally.