LilySlim - Weight loss

Monday, August 8, 2011

This whole accountablility thing sucks!

I'm on day 6 of my accountability plan, exercise, counting WW points, writing down everything I eat. It has been eye opening. No wonder I haven't lost any weight in months. I have been eating poorly and drinking way too much wine. There....I said it....I own it. I think it is an epidemic in blog land right now, with some of us bandsters who have lost enough weight to feel pretty normal and we are struggling to stay motivated. I'm happy to report that I exercised 6 days out of last week and this morning I did it again, even though I really wanted to just sleep. I'm proud of myself for that. I'm hoping that on Wednesday when I weigh I will see some downward movement on the scale. I'm the only one who can get me over this hump, I'm the only thing standing in my way. That's a pretty scary thought.

The new WW plan is quite different. It encourages you to eat more fruits,vegetables and whole foods, by giving those foods a very low or zero points total. Other foods that used to be calculated just by calories are now calculated by carbs, fat, protein and fiber. I think it's a really good way for me to get better balance in my diet. I had been so tight that I just didn't even try to do veggies anymore. It's making me think differently about my food choices, for instance, really wanted something sweet on Friday, so I got a Three Musketeer truffle crisp bar, 2 bars are 170 calories, on the old plan it had a points value of 3, so 1.5 for half, not anymore, it's like 3 points for 1/2. I am much more aware of the nutritional value of foods and realize I had gotten pretty lax on trying to eat a well rounded diet. Better choices mean better nutrition and hopefully better movement on the scale. That's what I'm hoping for anyway.

Have a great day! Big Hugs,
T


10 comments:

Laura Belle said...

I think you're going to do great. I'm needing to be more accountable too. (Too much beer. There, I said it too.) I didn't get up this morning (still hungover) but I plan on working out tonight and i've eaten great all day!

One day at a time turns into a full week turns into a month of healthy choices!! I just need to keep reminding myself that.

Ronnie said...

You're doing great, you're gonna be in onederland sometime VERY soon. :) How exciting!

Kristin said...

YOU GO on the exercise, and the logging. It's eye-opening indeed. Right there with you, sister. Keep it up.

MandaPanda said...

You're doing awesome! Keep it up!

Beth Ann said...

We are in the same boat, Tessie! I didn't realize how much what I was eating was adding up. Becoming accountible sucks because then you realize it isn't "the band" or something not working...it is ME! Ugh. Stupid accountibility.

You can do this, though. We all can. Row, row, row!! :)

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

You are doinhg great, Theresa! I will keep my fingers crossed that you show a loss at WW.

Cece said...

Yeek ... I know I'm new but I'm afraid to even have a drop of wine ... the new WW sounds confusing but I hope it works for you.

Joey said...

6 days?! That's AWEsome!

Jacquie said...

You go miss exercise girl! you will see results with your newfound accountability, I promise!

Read said...

ok - i swear i was going to join you on this - I'm already a member of ww online and yet... you are rocking it - and I suck. And tomorrow is the bachelorette party i'm organizing - no way am I going to stay within points then. But on my honor - I'm with you starting when I get home from the bach party!

You are my inspiration (cuz maybe just maybe i too have been eating like crap and drinking too much)