Well, everyone around here is well aware that I’m on Weight Watchers. Very aware. And not because I’m eating rice cakes or drinking enough water to make my eye balls float, but because for the first few weeks I was cranky.
Noticebly cranky (which was not helped by the fact the monthy bill also came)
But I’m determined to change my lifestyle so that I’m healthier and thinner. And I’ll admit that it’s just not fun. I LIKE my creamy Starbucks confections. I LIKE my frozen yogart almost every night. I LIKE not having to measure or think about my food in terms of cups or ounces. So they can paint happy people walking all over the websties and *make* it sound fun, but it is NOT.
However, it is necessary for a lot of reasons. I’ve been thinking about our nation and the biggest problem we have (me, too!) is we eat way too much food. Like super-sized on everything. If you actually look at serving sizes, they aren’t that much. For example a serving of cereal is 3/4 a cup. Yeah, go on and pour that out and look at it. It’s a good handful. But when I pour cereal in my humongous bowl, it’s about 3 servings. And that’s been the biggest revelation – I don’t necessarily eat food that’s bad for me….I eat a lot of food. Period. So taking all that wonderful filling food away made me grumpy.
And then there are the healthy food choices – eggs, leafy greens, light yogart, grilled chicken – things that feul your body (in much smaller amounts thanks to my serving sizes) and get really old, really fast. Like, I’m so sick of them. All I want is some lasagna. Oh, I know, they say you can eat it on WW, but only 1/4 of what I usually eat and it’s probably 12 points or something. So I think about eating lasagna and only lasagna for the whole day, and I cut up another piece of chicken and toss it on my salad with the 2 Tbsp of light ranch dressing. I’m pretty sure the goal of every diet plan is to make you despise food. I’m getting there.
Then there’s exercise – something I’ve always hated. But it’s actually the best part of this whole deal…because it earns me more points. LOL. I’m walking and ellypticalling and Just Dancing 3 like a nut. And I’m so thirsty from doing it that I’m easily getting in my recommended amount of water each day. And I hate water!
AHA! Now I see how this works WW! You are so tricky! You make me eat less so I work out to get points so I can eat more and I sweat so much I drink the dreaded water! Why, you sneaky so-and-so.
Needless to say, I’m going to kick my own a** on this diet because like my writing career – I WON’T GIVE UP. This year I lose the weight.
So, we’re into February, how are those resolutions working for you? And if you didn’t make any, what’s one thing you won’t give up trying?