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Friday, February 01, 2013

So I took a little "vacation" last week (and part of the week before). *groan* Not a good thing.

Perhaps it is sacrilege to admit here, but somewhere in my mind I started thinking that counting Weight Watcher points would be easier than trying to keep up with calories/carbs/proteins/fats, etc. And I suppose it is in some ways. Anyway, I tried it and kept finding myself getting confused between number of calories and Points Plus value. I would choose an item low in calories and then be frustrated when the "healthy" snack came out to be 3 P+.

Either way, I know people (my mother included) who have had excellent success with WW. She loved it and it was beneficial for her. By combining WW and exercise she lost over 20 lbs, I believe, in a decent amount of time.

But...I'm learning that just because something works well for other people doesn't mean it works for me. If I have learned anything in the past few months, it is that our bodies are all different. What works for you may not be the best option for me. What works for my good friend may not work for you. Our bodies are amazing (albeit confusing at times)!

I guess what this means to me is that I need to keep moving forward with what I find works for me. There is not one process that fits everyone nor is there a program that is guaranteed to be the best (other than calories in/calories out - science!) So I'm back to good old Spark People (which I missed by the way). I love the message boards, blogs, and helpful articles.

So here I go...I'm going to make it. I love the way I feel when I work out and I love learning healthy new recipes. Learning new things is tiring, but good.

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    You're absolutely on the right track. This process of getting and staying healthy is an ongoing task which involves a lot of learning, and not all the answers are readily apparent. Keep at it, and in time you will find what works for you, I promise! Just keep climbing back up on that horse (or wagon, depending on the cliche you prefer, haha!)
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