Since my last post I have decided to join Weight Watchers (again) for the third time. I know I have gained weight but I really have learned a lot about myself, exercise and nutrition. I have learned that I have a problem with refined sugar. The more I eat of the white stuff the more I want. This will never change. I have stopped eating white sugar for over 2 months. I have slowly eliminated the food that I binge on and introduced healthier less tempting foods. If I have a craving for ice cream I throw frozen bananas in my new food processor and it really does the trick and tastes great! If I have a craving for chocolate I have been making these energy balls. (cocoa, dates, unsweetened coconut, coconut oil, oats, almonds) The dates are really sweet so no need to add white sugar. I can eat one or two balls and I am satisfied. I have learned that I have to be patient with my weight loss and if I hit a plateau that's okay. I have to trust the process. I think that's what happened last time I joined WW. I was losing and losing then all of sudden I stopped losing got upset and well just gave up! I have learned that I can be really hard on myself and this has hindered my weight loss process. I am slowly trying to be more kind to myself and forgive and move on. I have learned that I am not a bad cook. Unless Rob is lying to me. lol I have been trying new recipes, asking a ton of questions to my cooking friends. And slowly starting to enjoy my creations. I have learned that I am adventurous person and I am willing to try new things whether it is trying spaghetti squash for the first time or trying a new workout class. I have learned that I have to trust myself and be honest with how I am feeling. I have also learned I am a brave person for stepping on the scale at WW and attending a meeting. It's not easy but I did it.
Week One- 263.8
I am ready to start the program, to continue living a healthy lifestyle, being patient and hard working.
Here we go!
Monday will be my weigh in day.
See you Monday!