So this week I begin my new life as not a "dieter" but a person who is following a healthy nutrition plan. Last weekend will be the last weekend in which I gain all the weight back I so worked hard to lose during the week. It's been a cycle with me for many years. Another reason this time is different is because I'm not telling my husband or anyone that I am following the points plus program. I'm going to lose slowly but nutritiously. No hollywood diet, no cookie diet (gross cookies anyways), no low carb, no low fat, no pills, no starving, no cabbage soup, no leeks, no buying those magazines in the grocery line promising to lose 20 pounds in 20 days!!
I joined the meeting on Monday and weighed in at 150 pounds! My healthy goal weight being 5'1 is 123 pounds. Even though it's a "new" plan at Weight Watchers, I really didn't learn anything new because we all know what to do to lose weight. What I did learn this week is that the more extreme the diet is the more difficult it is to maintain when I do lose the weight. Thus the reason I have lost and gained 30 pounds so many times I can't even count. I'm tired of it and my husband is tired of me always on a diet. Of course he thinks I'm perfect 30 pounds heavier or lighter but it's my own happiness and health that matters. Plus, I feel sluggish and the doctor told me I have slightly high cholesterol. (I'm sure from all the low carb diet abuse). I am making a promise to myself and God that I will treat my body as a gift and feed it with good things and strengthen it daily!
So my question of the "week"-end is: How do you stay in control and not gain weight on the weekend?