Counting that is…and while my counting efforts are down, my weight loss is not!
Over the last five weeks now I have hovered up and down between the same three weights. I had no doubt that by the end of November I would have crossed another 0 and be in the 160s…a sure victory! And I was pretty excited about this.
But that has not happened at all.
And I am kind of frustrated.
When I first started Weight Watchers back on July 20 I counted my points religiously. I weighed, measured, and entered in my online tracker everything that went into my mouth.
I entered recipes into the recipe tracker and carefully divided the portions so I would know what I was getting.
I hoarded my weekly allowance points for the weekends when FabHubs would cook his mega-point breakfasts.
And my weight slowly but steadily went down! I ate well…but tracked well. And while the weight never dropped like a rock, it descended steadily at a beautiful and encouraging pace.
And then as I began to drop more and more processed foods and meat products from my diet I began to stop measuring. After all, most of the points were in the meat…not the veggies!
But after five weeks it is clear that just because I am eating a mainly plant-based diet, the weight is not going to come off on its own.
Somehow and I really am not sure where…I am getting too many points for my body.
I think it is a combination of too many points AND I really really really need to find a way to make time to exercise daily. The time is still a problem for me….
- I work,
- I blog,
- I have a camping website,
- I do Boy Scouts,
- I do Girl Scouts (and am the cookie chairperson for our troop….with cookie sales starting NOW!),
- I am room mom in my daughter’s school and help in the school and go on all the field trips,
- I am the coordinator for my neighborhood’s weekly organic produce delivery,
- I cook,
- I run the house,
- and I am sure there is more I can’t think of right now!
I need more hours in the day!
But back to the topic at hand.
I am still paying for my WW online program but I am not using it right now…and that has to change.
I need to focus! I need to set goals! I guess the new year coming is the perfect time for that, isn’t it!
I need to track my points and commit to exercise!
Overall by the time July 20, 2010 comes around I would like to have reached my goal and be down 50 pounds from where I started.
After floundering and flip-flopping up and down, I think it is time to recommit to my goals.
The year-end is approaching, a great time to review your year and to commit or recommit to your goals.
Have you started thinking about yours yet?