Sunday, January 18, 2009

Forever Plan

I've been thinking a lot about how in the past, I've done Weight Watchers, and lost some weight, and went back to the same bad eating habits, and gained the weight all back.

What is going to make this time different? I was gung-ho in the past also, and still "fell off the wagon." I am not sure I know the answer, but I think my thought process is different this time. I feel like I now know that this is not just a temporary way of living. This is my forever plan. I will ALWAYS have to live like this, eating right and exercising.

And you know what? I am OK with it. Yesterday was my flex day (where I eat my flex points) and though it is fun to not have to be as careful, I do notice I don't feel as good at the end of the day. I feel sort of energy deficient, lazy, full or something.

Another thing that makes this time different, is all the blog reading and writing I am doing. It is so motivating to see other "regular" people (not celebrities with trainers and chefs and nannies) who can lose the weight and keep it off. Reading these stories and following the good examples of my fellow bloggers really helps me see the big picture in a way I have never experienced. Thank you for your stories.

I am counting on myself this time. This time is for real. Forever.


Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

I agree, Jen! I struggle EVERY DAY, but I'm in it for the long haul! This is how we will have to eat FOREVER! We cannot divorce WW this time :) I'm in the "for better or worse" phase right now! LOL!

Linda said...

I just found your site while I did a search on Kelloggs fiber plus bars. I wondered why I was farting so much yesterday and now I know. those dang bars. I wont be buying them again!

anyway, I just wanted to comment about always trying to watch what we eat etc. I have been more or less consumed with my body for as long as I can remember. I tell you what frustrates me more than anything is watching what I eat very very carefully and not seeing any results from it. I am going to continue to eat well because I know that is the smart thing to do. Its just so hard to get rid of the last 10 pounds. I am a size 12ish but I guess I just want to be smaller. My body is not letting me. grrr