Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It's Clicking

Slowly but surely everything I know about weight loss and that my faithful commenters keep reminding me of is "clicking". I tracked everything I ate yesterday instead of adding up the points in my head from my best guesses. After lunch, I evaluated how many points I had left for dinner, and then I cooked a dinner based on the available points.

I rinsed and repeated today, but I went a step further and instead of eating a high point breakfast like I have been for the past 2 weeks, I ate a small 3pt breakfast and a 2pt snack 2.5 hours later. I ate a bigger lunch at 9pts and have a 1pt apple lined up for my afternoon snack. Low and behold, I am feeling more full and satisfied with my food.

It's amazing how we know these things- eat more filling foods, eat more often and in smaller quantities, track your points- but we sometimes choose to forget them or think we know them so well that we need not be mindful of them or even track them. I am not special nor am such a pro at weightloss that I am above tracking my points. Last time I had become too lax, it took me 7 months to realized that I couldn't just pay for the Weight Watchers eTools and lose weight. Hmmm, go figure! I hope I am able to continue to put these into practice so I can say this time it took me only a few weeks to realize the error of my ways.


Bare It All said...

Nice job. It is a process--constantly going back to what you know and reminding yourself that you have to do those things to succeed is so frustrating.

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

You've so got this.

Carlos said...

good for you getting back at it!

Meredith said...

Once you figure out what works for you it continues to click! It may not click every day or every week but over the long term it can work! Congrats!

The Crazy Woman Inside Me said...

When we learn to listen to our inner voice (no, not the one that urges us to eat Twinkies! LOL), it naturally leads us in the right direction for our body’s needs. Sometimes things inside get jumbled, due to stress, etc., and we mistakenly zero in on that stubborn little voice enticing us to eat the wrong foods. It sounds to me, Ashley, like you’re well on your way to focusing in on your body’s natural, health-promoting messages! :-D