When I decided that enough is enough I went straight back to Weight Watchers. WW has worked for me in the past (lack of real commitment kept me from sticking with it). I like that WW does not dictate what I need to eat. This is important for me because I start to develop this toxic attitude shortly after I begin a restrictive diet of "whateva, I do what I want". Then I vacate the diet all together and eat whatever I want, then wonder why I dislike the way I look. WW isn't a diet it is about learning to make good choices and portion control.
I track faithfully everyday, even on days when I don't make the best choices.
Not only is tracking what I eat important but what I put into my body is just as important. I try to eat natural foods (lean meat, fresh fruits and veggies) about 90% of the time. Eliminating foods with ingredients I can't even pronounce has made a huge difference. Moment of truth... I used to think the organic movement was bunk but now I see the value in fueling your body with natural unmodified food. I don't buy everything organic (some of that stuff is wicked expensive), probably about 30-50% percent of what I buy is organic.
I went from eating things like this.....
To eating things like this.....
Another way I am ensuring my success is by connecting with people who are on the same journey. You have to surround yourself with people that are going to help you reach your goals. I have recently been placed on a weight loss team (SHOUT OUT TO TEAM PEARL) set up by this awesome lady Sunshine's Journey to 199. It is a safe place where I can give/receive encouragement with other women and I connect with them daily.
As I continue this journey, I am sure I will find more resources to help me along the way. What are you doing to reach your goals?
Until next time,