Friday, July 21, 2006

i think i'm learning

this ww thing is starting to click. i have been away from home for the past week and a half and that's always the biggest challenge. at home in my own kitchen, it's not bad, change the variables and things have slipped in the past.

so here's a couple of things i am learing that are making it easier to stay on track:

*carry your points counter, the 'getting started' book with point values, and your food journal in your purse so you can write down through the day (yeah, i know, should have been doing this from week one)

*all fat free dressings are not horrible. i had a terrible aversion to them after trying fat free ranch (never tasted a good one yet) but it turns out that some other flavors are actually good.

*you just have to do it. you just have to do it. you just have to do it.
no matter what. no matter where you are. no matter what is being served. no matter how much you want to give up. there is ALWAYS a way to stick with it.

someday, this work is going to pay off and it's going to be so freaking worth it. it's good to feel like i am the one making choices instead of feeling trapped by old habits.


At 2:06 PM, Anonymous mom said...

You go girl!!!

At 6:02 PM, Blogger Karen said...

yay! i'm so proud of you! isn't it great when it seems like you are finally just getting into the groove of it?

a brand of ff dressings that i have found that i love is the "ken's steakhouse". ff ranch sucks. just give up on trying to find that. but the ken's ff sweet vidalia onion is SO good, as is the ff balsamic vinegar and the ff raspberry pecan vinagerette (sp?). all very good.

you're right. it's about choices. there *is* always a way to stick with it. i should have read that before i went out to dinner tonight. :D

i promise you, you will look back and be SO glad you did it. the freedom that comes with staying in control over what you put in your mouth is amazing. not to mention how your body image changes. the other thing that i look back on is that i cannot believe the way i used to eat. seriously, even on my worst days i'm not as bad as i used to be. i can't even fathom eating that way anymore. so know that you are making permanent, life long changes!

i'm proud of you!

At 7:51 PM, Anonymous nathan said...

I'm really proud babe..

At 8:56 PM, Blogger mommy zabs said...

what an inspiring write! :)


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