I have embarked on a new "eating awareness" program. I've been on a non-stop, crap eating binge lately. This summer we're all meeting at Aunt Linda's for a mini "family reunion" to celebrate my mom's 70 birthday and I don't want to be a soft, squishy blob. Do I think I'm fat... No. Do I really need to lose weight... probably No. Would I like to use 5-10lbs...who wouldn't! Do I want to make drastic efforts to lose weight...No. But I can make some small changes, in the hopes that I'll get healthier and possible lose some excess weight along the way. It would be awesome if I could by some miracle loss one pound a week. Then by the "reunion" I'd have lost 10lbs. Probably wishful thinking especially since I'm really not upping my exercise amount. I still walk the dogs 60-90min every day, but I really can't do much more than that, so a change in eating is about all I can manage at this point.
Started it May 1st - 134lbs.
I've been measuring out my portions, writing down everything I eat - if I know the calories I write them down otherwise I just keep track. I have fresh fruit and cut up veggies in the refrigerator. I've eaten more servings of fruit and veggies in the last month than in forever. I figure I can eat as much of the fruits and veggies as I want since on Weight Watchers they are all zero points. I'm feeling much healthier and definitely more virtuous. :o) I am hungry a lot, but I realize it's not a bad thing. Probably the biggest change is I am trying (and succeeding) not to eat anything after dinner. That's my worst downfall, 8-11pm when I'm watching TV. Can you say mindless snacking to the nth degree. Now if I'm really hungry, I drink a cup of tea and that usually tides me over until bedtime.
I'm proud of myself... I've stuck with it and I feel pretty good about how I'm doing. I weighed myself today... 131lbs. Not great... but 3lbs... better than nothing. But even better, I can feel my thought process changing and myself making new habits. Yeah for me!