Sunday, April 10, 2011
I can't begin to tell you how happy I am to have found this site. All the years of battling my weight I thought I was a pro at dieting. I would go to Weight Watchers and tried every new fad that came along. I thought I knew it all. But I am finding that hiding behind "points" and having someone else figure it out for me really took away the power of understanding what I was putting in my mouth and what I should/could be putting in my mouth!
All these years I thought I was eating too many carbs and calories. After a week of tracking my food, I'm finding it tough to meet my calories and carbs at times and realized I consumed WAAAAAAYYY too much fat! I had the whole Atkins thing in the back of my mind, but never really followed it strictly so I would OD on fat, almost cut out carbs but not completely and not really lose too much weight. The majority of my points were probably spent on fat. It blows my mind when I see it now. This site is so empowering! It's giving ME the tools to make good choices and I don't feel like I'm on a diet. I feel like I'm learning how to eat.
I wish I could bottle this feeling and sell it because I'd be a rich woman!
But the best part of this site, of course, is the amazing people on here. I can't wait to log in every day and see what comments I have! I will be eternally grateful to each and every one of you. And I vow to keep coming here years from now, once I reach goal and cheering other Done Girls on who are just begining their journies!!!