I joined the movement.
I have been pretty unhappy with the way my clothes fit in the last year or so. I don’t enjoy shopping like I used to and I usually leave the stores empty handed. I felt healthy when I got home from Fiji and traveling abroad. Then I went to boot camp and really lost some weight. I came home fitting into a size 6 pant which I hadn’t done in a very long time. I’ve had my ups and downs. I’m more of a yo-yo exercising than a yo-yo dieter. I get into a mindset and run all the time and then I just stop and don’t run for weeks at a time.
I haven’t tried a real diet in a long time because I like to focus on changing my eating habits and not following an actual diet. At the beginning of the year, Matt and I tried the Paleo diet for a week. It was too expensive and too much meat for me. I missed fruits and dairy which were not allowed on that plan. Matt and I ran a half marathon at the end of April. I wasn’t in shape as much as I had hoped for that but we still finished in a reasonable amount of time. Running a half marathon is liberating, I recommend it to anyone that doesn’t think it’s possible. It is possible. I just signed up for another half marathon in November. Of course, the race is much easier with Matt by my side. He is such great motivation.
I joined Weight Watchers on Monday. I feel like a cliché and I might turn into one but I’m willing to try. I need structure in my life; I love to plan everything out. Weight Watchers seemed to fit my organized needs. I have an Iphone so the WW apps are my new best friend. My favorite thing is that most fruits and vegetables are zero points.
I stepped on the scale and it read 161.4 pounds. I put in my stats (age, height, weight) on the WW website and the screen told me I could have 26 points a day and 49 (extra) points per week. 26 didn’t seem like much when I started figuring out what I ate for breakfast. I had to wrap my mind around portions and what I could eat now.
Yesterday was my 2nd day and so far, I like it. I am slightly hungry, especially at night when we are watching tv and I would normally snack. I supplement with some plain black tea and am quite alright. Matt is being a great sport and eating the lower portion/lower fat meals with me for dinner. I hope to keep up to date on my blog, I’ve really slacked on my blog lately and I want to log my journey for the next 3 months on this new adventure. I hope you will join me.
Here’s a run down of my meals:
· ½ cup Fresh blueberries
· ½ cup Greek yogurt
· 1 cup Coffee with ¼ cup 2% milk
· 1 slice sprouted rye bread with caraway seeds
· 1 TB Organic coconut flakes (toasted under the broiler, yum)
· Black tea
· 2 cups salad greens with 2 ounces each turkey and ham
· 1 cup sprouts, ¼ cup red onions
· 1 TB vinaigrette, 1 ounce swiss cheese
· 2 strawberries
· 1 cup yellow rice
· Baked panko crusted swai fillet
· Sautéed kale with garlic and onions
· 1 cup chocolate protein shake
· ½ fresh organic raspberries
· 1 cup 2% organic milk
· 1 cup peanut butter balls cereal
· Black coffee
· 2 ounces each turkey and ham
· 1 ounce lemon hummus
· ½ whole wheat tortilla
· 1 ounce sharp cheddar cheese
· 1 apricot
· 2/3 cup yellow rice
· Grilled chicken with pineapple, red pepper, cilantro and green onions
· 1 cup cantaloupe
· ½ cup Trader Joes salsa verde
· 16 baked Tostitos scoops
· Black tea with fresh ginger
· 8 fat free Ruffles