I know that doing WW is working. But the thought on my mind the last few weeks has been that it’s not just a diet. I need to be working hard to create new habits, habits that will stick around even after I’ve met my weight loss goal. I can’t seem to stay within my points values for the day. I do have the extra weekly points to use, but I would really like to stick with daily points in order to continue at a better pace. I’ve been trying to incorporate more fruits and veggies. It is getting better, but I have still have a long way to go.
I’m learning that I feel MUCH better when I stick to the filling foods items. And the healthier foods. I’ve known this was the case, but I am really starting to notice it even more lately. My brain tells me that I want to eat all those foods that I always have, but my body says ICK!!! I need to be better about listening to my body and not the brain. I’ve got to teach the brain that it likes other things.
So…I’m hoping that soon things will begin to “click” a bit more. That I will prefer to eat the new things I’m trying rather than the junk I always ate before. I also need to take some time to find some new recipes. New ways to prepare food. I’m in this for the long haul. I’m excited to hit my goal–even if I still have a ways to go. I want to get to goal and I NEVER want to go back! I want to feel good, I want to look good and most of all I want to be healthy and not have to worry quite so much about what health risks may be hovering nearby because of my weight.
Of course, one of those new habits has to be activity. I have GOT to get active and stay that way. I’ve started on that journey as well, but still have lots of learning to do. I know I feel better when I workout, but some days it is still hard to get my butt in gear.
What do I need to do?
1. I need to start following the Weight Watchers plan and not the “Jess plan”. I may stay within or close to my daily points, but I’m still not following the Good Health Guidelines as I should.
2. MOVE, MOVE, MOVE! Even when I may not feel like it, remember that I will feel better!