I think the biggest thing I have been doing the last seven months that I have been following The WW Green Plan, is to write down each meal (using their online App) and plan out what I am going to eat.
Here I am at 10:15 on Saturday morning and I know what I will be eating the rest of the day.
A friend told me she couldn’t be so rigid with her eating. Her life would stop if she had to give up the things she loves.
I told her I don’t “Have” to, I “Want” to.
I’m sixty-one years old. I’ve been waiting for the “Skinny Fairy” to arrive. I’m guessing it isn’t going to happen in this lifetime.
What this means to me now, in order to avoid becoming a Type 2 Diabetic, or developing a heart problem, changing the way I eat, the very way I look at food needed to change!
And it has. Big time.
I’m a Carb-a-holic. This means there isn’t a loaf of bread, donut, cake, cookie, or breading that I do not crave and love. In fact, it’s funny, even when I am not eating bread, if I am making Jack a sandwich, I will hold the bread close and “inhale the scent” of it. Ahhhhhh!
There are certain foods I know I cannot eat because they trigger me to start down that bumpy road.
Sugar is also one of those things on my addiction list. I have ended my love affair with the white stuff. It took about two weeks of going cold turkey before I got the need for sugar out of my system.
I’m learning to fully enjoy new things. Melon, berries, apples, garden salads, and this is a big surprise, Carrots. I’ve always liked carrots, but now I cut them up and add them to my salad. I love them!
I have given up pork and salty ham. Never a favorite, so it wasn’t hard to eliminate it from my eating plan. I love to eat fish (any kind) and I love poultry. And very occasionally I will enjoy some beef.
I know I need to use portion control, but I also need to use my head to pick and choose foods sensibly.
I’ve written a lot about my journey on WW because it helps to keep me honest with myself. I also hope that if anyone else is struggling with their weight, maybe they will see that there is a way to lose weight and still eat!
I admit that after the age of 60 it’s a little tougher to do, but not impossible.
5 thoughts on “Things I have Learned”
A very good decision to consume a variety of fruit instead of sweet bread and cakes. Hopefully your diet activities are always carried out vigorously. Greetings from Indonesia.
I don’t have a great hunger now for sweet things. I lost weight when I stopped work and hence stopped eating eating so much bread, but I do like bread very much.
Himawan, I do love fruits and almost all vegetables. In fact, the only vegetable I dislike is Kale! Bitter.
Andrew, my longing for sweets is less intense now that I do not eat sugar. I’m quite content with my fruits or frozen yogurt bars!
weight loss isn’t easy. I’m working to lose another 7 pounds by end of September. Hasn’t been easy
No losing weight isn’t easy Dora! I’ve been on WW since January 1st. Onward and downward! LOL