Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Weight Loss Update

Although my weight loss journey never ceased, it did decide to take a huge pit stop. I am caught somewhere between a plateau and a turning point. Over the last week, I have made a very strong effort to completely overhaul my eating habits. Weight Watchers has always been really great for me and it has taught me so much about the tools that I need to be successful. The problem with Weight Watchers has always been my lack of focus on eating wholesome, nutritionally good food. I never hesitated to turn to a 100-calorie pack, or eat pudding out of a cup. I became used to fat free bread and low fat cheese. What I realized, was that I was trading calories in one spot, to be able to binge in another. That doesn't make sense in my long term weight loss plan so I knew I had to do something drastic.

So, here we are. I have ferociously jumped on the eating clean bandwagon. Only a few days in and I am actually enjoying the food. I ditched the 100 calorie packs and the fat free bread in favor of lots of veggies and Ezekiel bread. I prepped a ton of food on Sunday. It's Wednesday and we still have a fully stocked fridge with chicken salad, small pre-made spinach salads, Weight Watchers Zero Point Soup, hard boiled eggs, natural peanut butter and tons of fruits and veggies. I know this is going to take some getting used to, but so far I am feeling VERY satisfied with the food choices.

As far as exercise goes, I am still cranking out the Couch 2 5 k program. I am at the end of week 5 and steam rolling through it. I couldn't believe that I was actually able to run for 8 straight minutes!! I CAN run! Who knew?? I also bought some 12 lb free weights, because my 10's are starting to feel a little light.

Weigh in is Friday, and I am hoping for a nice loss to go along with my newly overhauled plan of action. Logic tells me it's going to happen, because at this point, I am doing everything correctly.

Does anyone else "eat clean?" If so, do you have any resources you can share with me??

2 comments:

The Bozo's: said...

I've never heard of Clean Eating. I just checked out some recipes on their site and they look good! I'll be keeping an eye on your blog to see how its going for you and your weight loss :-) Now that I've had Lillian, I am so ready to start my weight loss journey!

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