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Irritated at myself.

I've started going back to Weight Watchers, but I don't think my heart is truly back into it yet.

I'm not journaling as well as I should. (Studies show that when you don't write down what you eat, you eat 8-16 pts, roughly 400-800 calories, more than you think you do.).

I'm not eating as many servings of fruits and vegetables as I should.

I'm not drinking as much water as I should.

I'm allowing myself to stress eat, saying "it'll be okay, it's just a little bit", and I know that's not a great way to handle it.

I am, however, exercising on a regular basis, so that's a plus.

I'd lost over 40 pounds in my first year on Weight Watchers. In the last year, sporadically going to meetings, I've gained half of that back. It's not the plans fault--it's me not following the plan. I know that when I eat right and exercise, I lose weight.

Thank God for the exercise, who knows where I'd be without that.

I'm so proud of John. He's taking his diet plan seriously and it's working well for him. I need to model his commitment to it.

So I'm going back to the basics. Diet and exercise work for me, if I'm honest about it. I want to be healthy. I want to get to the point where it's a lifestyle, not a diet.

Time to get started.



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May. 24th, 2006 09:01 pm (UTC)

I've just been giving myself too many excuses, though.

"I'm stressed because of the wedding" (which wasn't really that stressful)
"I'm stressed because of work" (well, that's not going to get better, better learn to live with it).
"I don't care because I want to be pregnant" (D'oh, being healthy for a pregnancy would be a good thing).

Just time to get back to it.
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May. 24th, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, Dear. :)

May. 24th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)
A few months ago I discovered Fruit Leather...and then I discovered you could get a huge box of them at Costco. Which is a wonderful thing as they keep for a year.
I have a stash of these in my desk and at home - whenever I think that I haven't had enough fruit lately I eat one of these. They're the equivalent of 1 piece of fruit and looking at the back of their "Mucho Mango" it has 0 fat calories, 45 calories, 85 mg of potassium, 11 g of carbs (1 gram of which is fiber and 9 grams of sugar - not quite sure what happened to the remaining carb!), 0 g of protein, and 4% of Vitamin C.
May. 24th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
That sounds yummy!

Thanks for the tip.
May. 25th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)
They're TERRIFIC!! (Stretch Island has a website that used to give out free samples; am not sure if they still do. Plus, they're a PNW based business. :) )
May. 24th, 2006 11:47 pm (UTC)
Good luck to you!
and, if you can get rid of at least one of the excuses, you'll find that will help your journey.

Now, if I can figure out which of my excuses to get rid of....
May. 25th, 2006 07:31 am (UTC)
Go Meg! I will cheer you on from here.

How's the running coming? We're still trying, but we're not following the Couch to 5k plan really well. Today we went for a one-hour walk instead. We ran about two minutes of that, because my hip was still bugging me.
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