>> Wednesday, May 28, 2008
In terms of optimum weight loss, May 15 was maybe the wrong time of the month to start (if you know what I mean), so I'm guessing that's why my weight loss has been a little slower right off the hop, even though I've been extremely disciplined. I've only once gone above my daily points limit and I promptly subtracted them from the next day, which prompted me to go for my 6-mile walk!
That's one huge difference I'm noticing from the last time I tried WW ~ I desire to move more. I'm realizing just how lopsided my ratio of eating to activity was before. I wasn't moving NEARLY enough to warrant the calories I was consuming. And that's putting it mildly. Things I used to dread because I didn't enjoy them now have become EXTRA POINTS that I can eat later if I want to or bank to use on a lower-point day.
Another thing I'm finding this time is that meals like hotdogs, hamburgers, and the occasional helping of chips or a chocolate bar aren't taboo. Last time, I remember feeling that way. This time 'round, I've eaten everything I've made for my family. Sometimes with a few modifications, but for the most part, if we've had barbequed steak and mashed potatoes for supper, I've eaten that, too.
So... so far, so good. I'm still only two weeks in and there haven't been any obstacles, like hubby coming home with a bucket of KFC for supper, or company, but those are coming. The company, anyway. Both sets of parents will be coming out for weekend visits in June and The Bushman's parents always bring sinful stuff along. Like donuts. And cookies. And snack foods. Evil, I tell ya.
But you know, it's funny. Thinking about it now is making my mouth water and before, I KNOW my first response would have been a sigh of resignation and thoughts of having to painfully abstain while the others gorged themselves. THIS time, however, my first thought was, "Hmmm, what activities can I plan for the weekend that'll keep me moving so I can have a couple?" I'm actually EXCITED about that challenge!! So we'll see when the time comes, but so far, my attitude is good, my discipline is good, and I'm losing weight.