New Year, New ChancesJanuary 07, 2013
If you follow me on facebook or twitter, you'll know that last Thursday was my first weigh in at Weight Watchers since mid December. It was not pretty... not pretty at all.
Up 7.8 pounds!
So with that, looking back on 2012, I managed to lose 8 pounds all year. 8 stinking, stupid pounds. I can just hear you now... at least you didn't gain 8 pounds. True, true, and you know what? You are right. I accept the loss of those 8 pounds, and move on. I weigh less than I did last year at this time, and although I wished I weighed even less, even 8 pounds is win.
All that said, I am not so happy with myself, and just ignoring the Weight Watchers plan since oh... maybe September.
And while it's so incredibly cliche it hurts my teeth. It is a new year, a new start, and a new chance to succeed. It feels good. I got right back to it on Thursday with this weigh in, and I've been making good choices and tracking ever since... even through the weekend. I am starting to get rid of the sugar high I've been on and try to really listen to my body.
2013 - What will I do with it? What are my goals?
My goal is simple, and no its actually NOT about losing weight:
Eat for fuel, give my body the good fuel it deserves, and stop feeding it full of junk.
That's it... it's that easy.
And yet, we all know that it isn't that easy. No... I'm not saying I'm going Paleo, or clean eating or anything like that, but I am trying to eat less garbage, more whole foods, more clean foods, less processed junk.
And I'm hoping in the process I lose more weight. My clothes don't fit, and I have several tubs of 10s and 8s I'd love to be in before 2014 hits! I'm hoping in the process I make it back to my goal weight, and can finally stop paying for Weight Watchers once and for all.
So, the first specific goal I'm incorporating this week, is exactly what the Weight Watchers 360 program is asking us to do: Eat a fruit/veggie as or with every snack. It sounds easy. It's not.
Case in point: Last night, 10 pm on the couch. I wanted ice cream, and no caramel sauce is not a fruit or veggie to add to it. Instead I thought about it for a long time, no rash decisions were made. And I finally decided I could live without ice cream - and I measured myself out a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, and some mandarin oranges to go with it. It was tasty and satisfied what I was looking for without heading to the ice cream.
So there you have it. My 2013 goal.
Welcome to 2013! What's your goal for this year?