Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Weigh-in day 6!

This week was my kind-of week off. And I managed to lost 1/2 a pound! I'm now at 209.3. I didn't track my points after Friday, and I only worked out 2 days this week. But I managed to lose a little!! Mostly I'm proud that I didn't gain.

This week I've decided to post one thing every day that I'm proud of accomplishing. Not something I'm proud of about myself that comes naturally (like, musucular legs, or my eyes), but of something I've done. It could be something as small as turning down french fries, or something bigger like reaching a workout goal. Today - I'm proud that I could still make decent food decisions this week, even though I wasn't counting my points. I mentioned in my last post that fast food doesn't sound good to me anymore. But it's not just that - I'm more aware of my portion sizes, and I can tell that my stomach has started shrinking. What wouldn't fill me up before, makes me satisfied now. Or perhaps it's just that I don't eat until I feel like I'm exploding. Either way. Even when I eat fattening/bad for me food, I eat it in a smarter way. I don't let myself just eat out of boredom or habit. I pay attention to WHY I'm eating, which is a big issue for me. So I'm proud that in just 2 months I've changed my unhealthy eating habits almost completely.

I'm a firm believer in "you can eat whatever you want in moderation," although I think many people use it as an excuse. To an extent, it's true - if you're working out regularly and dieting, then it's even more true. If you watch your portion sizes and allot for the extra calories in your diet plan, then yes, you can eat almost anything! I can't say this enough - you CANNOT restrict yourself from all "bad" foods - your diet plan will fail. Unless you have much conviction and self-control than I do! I do a mental check before I decide to eat something unhealthy - how many points do I have left for the day? Am I hungry? Do I really want to eat it? I make myself think before I eat. Again, it's one decision at a time!!

And as always - thank you!

1 comment:

  1. That's so great that you lost 0.5 pounds on your week off!! I love your mentality and I think I'm slowly heading that way. I had subway the other day but after I calculated everything when I got home I was like "Well it certainly was nice not having to cook, but damn 10.5 points is a lot for lunch!" Granted I had 2 veggie sides with my 6 inch sandwich which contributed to all those points. I'm just saying I felt weird even when I made a smart "fast food-ish" choice.

    I totally agree with your statement about restricting yourself from all "bad" foods. I had a cream soda, something I LOVE but isn't at all good for me, today. It was great and there's no reason to feel bad about it. I just don't have 3 a day or even 1 a day.

    Love you. Keep up the great work. You're doing fantastic!