Most of you know I’m a maintainer and (not to pat myself on the back or anything) I’ve kept the weight off for almost 2 years. In the past 6 months I’ve been giving myself a little more freedom in the diet department, testing my maintenance ability and learning that you can really live, eat and be merry IF you pay attention to your body and make good choices. Losing weight is much different then maintaining a weight loss. I’m sure those who have reached goal feel the same way.
However, last night as I sat with the devil himself, eating for no other reason then to eat. I realized some old habits were creeping back in.
Yesterday evening we went out to eat dinner at a local Japanese steak house. After I was full, I continued to eat. Why? Because it tasted good?
That’s stupid. I already enjoyed the meal, I was satisfied and even though my conscious brain was saying, “ok, you’re full just stop and box it up.” My unconscious brain was saying “yeah, but you don’t want the leftovers at home anyway. You might as well eat it all now so you can start fresh tomorrow.”
Alright, so your unconscious brain doesn’t actually SAY anything but it sure did just keep shoving forkfuls of rice into my accepting mouth.
You get the idea and much like Amanda, I know I can DO THIS. I’ve done it before. I refuse to lose control now. I REFUSE to regain the weight AGAIN!
So I’m taking a step backwards and practicing what I preach. I will benefit from a week or two in what I call “weight loss mode”. This is where I follow Weight Watchers Flex, the plan that taught me so much about how to eat and balance my diet. I’ll be counting points, going to weekly meetings and journaling along the way.
I’ve missed a meeting this week but I’m not letting that stop me start my week. Today is day 1 and I’ll weigh in at a meeting when I can.
Now I could have waited until tomorrow as I’m going out tonight but NO that is ridiculous! Which is better for me? 1 day on plan or 1 more day off, eating just to eat because I’m off? It’s a strange mental game we play with ourselves, and I know I’m not the only one. Tomorrow I would have just said, ohhh ‘eff’ if I’ll start Monday when I get back to work, it’s easier then anyway. That cycle never stops! START NOW!
To help, I hit the grocery store and stocked up for the week. Check out my Fridge!
So follow along with me this week. We can all do it, 1 day at a time, we CAN DO IT!
|Day 1 – Morning Scale Reading: 148||Target:||20|
|Banana and a bite of the toddlers granola bar||2||18|
|leftover Quinoa with corn and peppers and a couple of bites of cantaloupe||4||14|
|Sandwich on WW bread with a wedge Laughing Cow Cheese, 2 slices of lean ham, turkey pepperoni, mustard, lettuce and tomato and a side of carrot stick and sweet pickles.||3||11|
|bowl of Maryland Crab Soup, hummus with cucumber,s tomatoes, and about 3 pieces of pita – 1 of the husbands chicken tenders (all estimates from restaurant)||10||0|
|movie popcorn – no butter||5||-5|
|Water : 1 jug +||0||-5|
|Daily Activity Log: 45 minute step class (kicked my butt!!)
Notes:Overall I’m happy with the day. I made good choices and had fun
Weekly Flex left:30