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Saturday, February 23, 2008

I'm Alive, Really!

I've been neglecting the blog for a little while, just trying not to get overwhelmed by the time it takes to pay attention to my weight doing all those other little things. Go to weight watchers, count my points, cook and cook and cook healthy breakfasts, lunches & dinners, try to make it to the gym, get on the floor of my living room every once in a while & do those exercises, read all the Sparkpeople emails, report my weight to my Sparkpeople team, watch Biggest Loser faithfully... what else?

I really do enjoy blogging & reading blogs, but you just have to be reasonable about it & I refuse to feel guilty about it when I know my energy was well spent focusing on the actual losing weight part & not the blogging about it part.

Since October, I've lost about 12 pounds, but since December, I've gained & lost the same 2 pounds. This past week was a breakthrough, I'm hoping. I was able to stick for the most part to the points limits.

Just one tip someone gave me, I want to pass along- and it goes along with a major theme for me: perfectionism or the "all or nothing" attitude. I want to stick to my points amount EXACTLY, and if I go over, then screw it- just eat what I want. So the past couple of weeks, I've just been hungry, or wanting to emotionally eat, or I was tempted by treats. When I asked someone at the weight watcher meeting about it, she said if you need to eat, just eat. But why not pick lower cal options like Weight Watchers 2 Points Bars or fat free Pringles. I tried it all last week & it worked really well. Much better to be 2 or 3 points over the limit instead of binging on high octane fat and sugar. Right?