Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tactical switch

My problem with this whole journey is that I don't know which plan to chose. Like many of us, it's overwhelming what to do (how many food solutions are out there?). So, I figured that as long as I wasn't consuming the calories I had before, that life would be ok. As long as I was choosing lower calories for the day that I would lose weight (like I had been doing the first week and a half). That didn't work out for long though, did it? I took a look at the food I was eating. The thing is...I am under in calories than I used to be. But, after looking at the weight watchers stuff a friend gave me a long time ago I realized that it doens't mean it's so healthy. So, I think I'm going to switch to the weight watchers plan (without the meetings...monetary issues on this one). This is a good way to keep me in check and not let me fool myself. (like thinking my breakfast of 400 calories was ok, but it was over 1/3 of my points for the

I'm just hoping this is a better answer. I know I said I was ok with just eating healthier, but if there's small changes I can make then I'll do it. That's what it boils down to - same plan, but redirecting a couple choices (like eggs every morning with cheese). Otherwise, then I really don't know what I'm doing wrong. Does anyone else feel like they're lost and don't know the right path? I just feel like no matter what I do it's not right. I didn't want strict, but I don't think I can do this without being more restrictive at this point. But, I'm not giving up! Even if WW isn't right for me, then I'll be happy eating fewer calories like I was before. Until then, we'll see if this works for me.


Mama Bear June said...

I am a huge advocate of the Abs Diet for Women. See if your local library has it and read it. He gives lots of good info on the science behind our bodies and the types of foods we can eat and still lose weight. So many yummy, healthy foods, I never feel deprived or hungry! Hang in there. It is hard to figure it all out, but feeling deprived and hungry is not the way to do it.

Lasserday said...

I have struggled with this EXACT thing! i just now have fashioned a 'plan' that i think works for me. it is hard to find the right fit. that is what my post 'magic bullet' was all about. i know it is frustrating but if you keep with it and don't get too down on the fact that you are tweaking your plan a lot in the beginning, i am sure you will find your fit. :)

goodbyetoallfat said...

"I'm just hoping this is a better answer. I know I said I was ok with just eating healthier, but if there's small changes I can make then I'll do it."

I know exactly where you're coming from. Although I have signed myself up to a weekly weigh in clasee (not Weight Watchers but a different group) part of me thinks that this weight loss thing SHOULD be possible just by eating less than I was before, just by making small changes.

Part of me does not want to get OBSESSIVE counting points and calories all the time. After all, naturall slim "normal" sized people don't have to do that, do they?

However, I'll see how it goes!