Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Back to basics

It's hard to be "on" all the time. I haven't been on point these last two months. But I am at the point where I HAVE to get back on board. I'm fed up with myself basically.

To get back on track, I am going back to doing it the best way I know how- counting Weight Watchers points, writing down everything I eat and working out on the elliptical 5-7 days a week.

That is what I did at the beginning, and then I moved to just eating well without counting it all out since WW had taught me the basics of that and it had just started to come naturally. And that lasted awhile, but then when my routine got changed up and motivation waned, I didn't do so well without the structure of counting out points. Solution: Get back to the basics.

This includes...
  • Having a smoothie in the morning.
  • Have a healthy lunch with some kind of protein, like chicken or turkey, and a veggie
  • If I have a snack, like pretzels of veggie sticks (which I could eat the whole bag), I will count out the serving, write it down and count it
  • Have a healthy dinner with some kind of protein and a vegetable
  • Eat pudding or healthier WW fudge bars if I want a treat
  • Measure serving sizes if needed, count out things, write it all down!
  • Do not go over my daily points allowance
  • Drink lots of water
  • Work out on the elliptical every day that I can
  • Add other random workouts, like playing Wii or tennis or hiking or talking walks
That's the plan! My next WI will be this Sunday (no more Friday WIs because I'm a big cheater) and it will be a good one, I PROMISE!


Jessica said...

You will do great :)

Dawn said...

we know what suits us best don't we. We know what really works.
Sounds like a really good plan...go for it!
You can do it

Sarah With Love said...

good luck, i know how hard it is, im struggling to get on track as well at the moment.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great plan! You have come so far and will get back to regular losing again :) Way to get back on track (literally!).


MIchelle said...

I think I've come to the conclusion that I'm likely to be a point-counter forever. I need to just be okay with that. I lost all my weight once before and then stopped counting as though I was "cured" and I gained it all back.

I also do weigh-ins on Monday because it helps big time with keeping me together on the weekends. I used to have a thursday weigh-in and I had a bad attitude about being able to "undo" the weekend damage. who was I kidding???

Good luck, we can so do this!!!