Changing up my diet!

I’ve decided I needed something different, a new way of looking at things, a new perspective and something to get me excited and motivated.  With that I have decided to join Weight Watchers.

I know that I’ve done the SlimGenics Program and was successful and I’ve tried weight watchers in the past and wasn’t super successful, but I thought I’d give it another chance since I know know that I can lose weight, I can be successful when I put my mind to something.  I just need to find a food plan that works with my everyday life and I need to get my brain to cooperate.  Most days I just don’t understand how I’m always thinking of food and that my portion sizes are so out of control.

I’m excited to start Weight Watchers and I tracked my points yesterday and for not planning my day out I only went over a few points, so I thought that was decent.

I’m struggling a bit today because I just have the urge to eat something even though I know that my body isn’t truly hungry….I tried chewing gum earlier and my brain continued thinking about food.  This evening I’ve grabbed food twice and took one bite realizing, “no, I don’t need this” and put it away.  So, I was proud of that and need to update my points for the day.

Well onto learning how the Weight Watchers Online website works so I get comfortable and familiar with everything!  Wish me luck 🙂

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3 Responses to Changing up my diet!

  1. Angie says:

    Yay!! Congrats, Dani!!

    You are not alone; I am doing the exact same thing and it’s working really well for me – I just couldn’t get myself back into the SG super-restrictive mindset again, no matter how hard I tried, so this is working so much better.

    Plus, it should be really good for us for maintenance when we are back to our goal weights again!! 🙂

  2. Jom Purdy says:

    YOU SAID
    “I need to get my brain to cooperate. Most days I just don’t understand how I’m always thinking of food”

    I wonder whether diet programs, like Weight Watchers, are doomed to fail for many people precisely because they make us keep thinking about food — found points, food logging, food diaries, and so on.

    It seems to me that a constant focus on food may be counter-productive.

    When a food craving hits, or even before, why not change the brain’s attention to something else that’s not related to food? Read an interesting book, do some errands, take a short walk, or maybe even better, just turn off all lights and noises and electronic gadgets, and just relax or meditate for a few minutes?

    • Danielle says:

      That is a VERY interesting point you have. I totally agree with you and feel kind of dumbfounded that I never even really thought it had that much of an impact on it. Sometimes before I even realize that I’ve had time to make a choice of distracting that I’m already eating. It’s like second nature to just eat and my brain doesn’t even process that there is another option.

      I really appreciate your comment, and I’m going to try to put some distraction action between my craving and my eating. Wow, again, thank you so much for pointing that out!

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