Wednesday, June 01, 2011
I have played the weight loss game before-even used Weight Watchers. At first I'd lose weight but then come to a dead stop. Because my focus was weight loss, I'd get discouraged and give up: WW and other diets had me at 1100 calories per day, so I was tired, grouchy, hungry, and had bad headaches. This was worth putting up with while the weight dropped off, but NOT when the weight loss came to a halt.
I sat down recently and asked myself why I wanted to lose weight? What benefits did I hope to get from losing weight?
-feel better about myself
-be fit and feel healthy
-know that I am making the right choices for my health
So I thought why not simply focus on those results and make goals to achieve them? If I lose weight in the process, great! But if not, then don't worry about it. Instead, focus on the things I need to do and to change and incorporate them into my daily life.
So for now I am getting into the habit of some type of physical activity every day, and counting the calories (and measuring my food) that I eat. I see now that a 1100 calorie diet just isn't feasible for someone looking to get healthier, let alone lose weight. Later on down the road that may be what I am eating, along with more intense physical activity, but that's for then-NOT NOW!!!