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Stick With What You Know

Thursday, June 09, 2011

I went through a very rough phase about four months ago and decided that I just couldn't count calories anymore. I decided to go with the Weight Watchers plan and while I did lose weight with the program, something just didn't seem right about it to me. I almost felt as though I was eating poorly, even though I knew I wasn't. Things like olive oil, walnuts and even low fat chocolate milk were high in points. I stuck with the program almost four months before deciding that I needed to stick with what I know.

I've counted calories many times in the past and it always worked. What didn't work was my own personal issues. I wasn't a very active person. I constantly overate and I saw food as entertainment and comfort after a stressful day. I'm happy to say these things have changed. I try to exercise every day, I measure out my food rather than just putting some on my plate and I stick with serving sizes. I also do my best to not let stress get to me.

I've changed a lot over the past six months. More importantly though, I have stuck with my weight loss plan. Sure, I have fallen off the wagon more times than I can count, but I keep getting back on. I have never stuck with a program this long and since the beginning of the year I have lost 22 pounds. I have never lost that much weight. I know I won't lose all my weight overnight or correct all my bad habits, but I do know that if I stick with it, I'll eventually get there. This weight didn't pile on overnight and it won't come off in a matter of weeks. I'm in this for the long haul. I'm not dieting, but making lifestyle changes.

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