I lost 2.2 lbs. this week after my gain last week. I’m happy with that because I feel like I’m making progress despite numerous setbacks. That’s a total loss of 6.7 lbs…so I am up overall from my lowest, but I’m still on the losing side from where I began, so I’ll take that as a win.
I’ve been really struggling with eating the right foods. I’m not so sure it comes down to willpower or if those junky foods really do affect our body chemistry in a way that makes us feel like we need the foods—as if we’re addicted.
A simple solution is to keep the foods out of the house but somehow I keep thinking, I can eat anything I want on Weight Watchers if I do so in moderation. And that’s fine and dandy if I actually kept to that rule and only ate in moderation—but all too often I end up eating too much and then throw in the towel.
So I believe that I need to spend at least a week eating good, nutritious foods so that I can get myself back into the mindset that I used to have where I actually did eat all foods in moderation—and that didn’t mean eating 1 serving of this junk food, and 1 serving of that junk food, and maybe 1/2 a serving of another junk food. You get the point.
Yesterday, I tricked myself into believing that I was changing my weigh in day and that I was starting a new plan. I actually changed it all on Weight Watchers and weighed in and everything. This helped me get back on track yesterday instead of waiting until today. So today, I weighed in again and deleted yesterday’s weigh in and changed my weigh in day back to Friday in the system. Tricky. Tricky. And sad that I require these mind games!
What’s my new plan, you ask? I’m going to follow Simply Filling for at least a week. So far so good. It’s all a mind game, once again. I like that I can eat a variety of healthy foods and not have to count the points for them. But my trial run yesterday showed me that 1) I really need to get groceries, 2) I will have to practice moderation with foods that aren’t on the list of Simply Filling foods, 3) I feel so much better physically when I’m eating nutritious foods.
The last two days I’ve eaten oatmeal with fruit for breakfast along with a glass of milk. For a snack, I ate Smart Pop popcorn. I kind of overindulged for dinner at the in-law’s house because their cooking is just so good. Thankfully, there were also lots of veggies so I didn’t do too horribly.
I want to start seeing the weight come off again. I have been hovering around the same weight for far too long and it’s simply because I’m not staying on track—I quit counting my points.
I keep reminding myself that it’s not too late to change my habits so that the little one learns the skills for living a healthy life. She’s still a baby and I can still do this! But I also need to be very careful not to be too hard on myself and feel like a bad mother because I’m obese— I travel down that road far too often and I need to let go of guilt, per my therapist!
My only focus this week will be to follow the Simply Filling plan. Exercise will be an added benefit if I feel up to it. All too often I start something with great intentions such as, I’m going to eat X way, exercise 5x this week, drink 64 oz. of water, eliminate all sugar and carbs, only eat fat in the mornings, etc. etc. Nope, starting small again this time.
I have a feeling that I will get over the food boredom I’ve had lately once I start cooking those delicious meals with fresh and healthy foods!
How was your week? Did you meet any goals? Are you making any small changes? Do you have a favorite Simply Filling recipe to share?