Just over six weeks ago, I rejoined Weight Watchers after many years away due to medical issues.
The last time I joined Weight Watchers, I have to admit, I didn’t really change a lot about how I ate. I still ate pre-packaged foods, and things that weren’t really great for me, I just found ways to get the most out of my points. And at the time, it worked, but it didn’t change my eating habits, which is probably why I regained so much more weight.
This time around, I’m changing everything about how I eat. I ‘m eating few pre-packaged foods and concentrating more on eating fresh, whole foods. I am also staying away from the low fat, no fat, sugar-free foods which are loaded with things that are probably not any better for me than their high fat counterparts. I’ve also cut back significantly on things like potatoes, pastas, bread, and rice…all staples of my former diet.
So far, I’m not feeling significantly better, but as of Monday (my weekly weigh in day), I have lost 17.1 pounds, so I feel like I’m doing well. That being said, I have 118.9 to go until I reach my goal, so I have a long journey ahead of me. I still need to get more active, I’ve been doing it gradually, but I’ve started, and that is what is important.
Part of the reason I started blogging, other than to share some of the things I love, was to also share my weight loss journey, and to keep me inspired so that I don’t get discouraged along the way.