"One should eat to live, not live to eat"
I thought long & hard about whether or not I would blog about my personal weight loss. I figured it was something that I would keep off the blog. Then I decided that I wanted to keep track of my journey.
Throughout the years, I have let food sort of rule my life. I use it to make me happy. I crave it when I am bored. And I love it when I am sad. In a sick sort of way it is comforting for me. I have gained a lot of weight throughout the years. I have had my ups and downs, with never finding a happy medium. It has affected my life in a lot of negative ways. I feel like myself, until I look in the mirror and realize that person that I am looking at isn't really me.
I decided just recently that I was going to make losing weight a priority. I want my 30's (that still sounds weird!!) to be better than my 20's. I want to be comfortable in my skin and to be able to do things without the fear of what people might think of me. And most of all, I want to be able to get pregnant. To be able to enjoy a healthy pregnancy & hopefully have a beautiful, healthy baby.
With that being said, I decided that I was going to try weight watchers. I needed something that allowed me to eat a variety of foods, but with strict portion control. I already had all of the books, journals & calculators; and my mom & best friend are doing it with me too. I am going to do posts every two weeks with a recap of each week- the good, the bad and the super ugly.
I set my goal of what I need to lose (I should be speed walking while typing this) & kept reminding my moody self everyday of why I need to stick with this. I'll be honest, week one was hard. Very quickly I realized that I had to give up a lot of the things that I was eating on a daily basis. One being my beloved chai tea latte- with it being 8 points it was just too many points for an everyday drink when I only get 26 points a day. I traded it in for
watered down cigarette ashes iced coffee. Overall, I did good with points.. minus Sunday. The majority of the days this week I was super grouchy, but I did manage to exercise a bit. I am a little bummed that I didn't work out as much as I planned, but everything that I am doing is better than what I was doing. Right!?
- Down 3lbs.
Here are some of the things I ate this week...
Breakfast (0-6 points)
- Iced coffee w/ sugar & vanilla soy milk
- Fruit (cherries, blueberries & apples)
- Lactose-free yogurt
Lunch (4-8 points)
- Salad with 1 slice of deli turkey
- Leftovers from night before
Dinner (10-12 points)
- Chow Mein w/ rice
- Salmon, roasted red potatoes & asparagus
- Turkey loaf & greens beans
- Bunless burgers, fries, & cabbage
- Chicken breast, seasoned rice, & green beans
Snacks (0-4 points)
I know this was a super exciting post for everyone :) I am hoping to have some pictures of the foods that I have been eating & some recipes, it'll give the post a bit more excitement I am sure (::insert sarcasm::). If you have any weight watchers tips or any yummy low-point foods, let me know!!