As you know, I've recommitted to my healthy lifestyle/weight loss goal this week. I'm trying to just take "baby steps" this time instead of taking an "all or nothing" approach. For instance, I haven't jumped into doing the Weight Watchers program (on my own) or anything else structured. For now, I'm just focusing on making healthier food choices and trying to pay attention to my body/brain signals that I'm really hungry and need to eat something, instead of eating out of boredom, habit, or any other emotion. I'm also making it a point to be physically active. I've started going for walks outside now that the weather is warming up, and when weather doesn't permit, I plan to walk on my treadmill. I've done Weight Watchers in the past (and was successful, losing 80 lbs), but I'm not sure yet if that's the approach I want and need to take this time. I also have a book called 'The Complete Beck Diet for Life' that I've started reading previously and I may decide to finish it and start trying that approach. Or, maybe this "healthy choices and doing more activity" jumpstart will work well and I'll stick with it. In the past, I've needed strict structure (like Weight Watchers) to be successful. At this point in my life though, it seems like I may need less structure. So, I'm just going to see how it goes for awhile and then make changes if and when it's necessary. Thank you for taking this journey with me. I need all the support I can get!
Oh, and I'd like to add, I went grocery shopping today and didn't buy any junk food! I had to pass the display of Reese's Eggs and Cadbury Eggs! I didn't even slow down. I walked down the baking aisle and didn't study the cake and brownie mixes. Then I had to walk by the bakery and stand at the deli counter as the donut case stared me down! I just said NO! If you don't already know, sweets are my huge downfall. I LOVE them, I CRAVE them, and I feel like I can't live without them. Ironically though, I've realized that I have to live without them if I want to live at all. And I do.