Tuesday, May 01, 2012

It's All Mental!

I have tons of support from family and friends about losing weight, which helps me week to week. However, the key to losing weight has been the mental mindset. I've been on Weight Watchers for more than 3 years, and I've been going up and down. In December, I finally had it. I knew that I couldn't do this anymore.

So, I made a commitment to track everything including chocolate, bites, licks and tastes. I use my WW app like a mad women. I try to track things as best as I can, and I sometimes guess based on my experience. It has definitely made a huge difference. Since the middle of January, I've lost 17 pounds with a total of 21 pounds. I've also cut out soda from my diet, but that all changed until mid-April. I was stressed out with work and studying for my APR, and I broke down. I had a coke zero. It was really sweet, but I so missed it!

Since mid-April, I've had three sodas. Most people are probably thinking that isn't bad, but I had gone three months without a sip. It was a mental change and stuck with it. Now, I'm trying not to drink any soda. It's all about moderation. I used to drink at least one to two sodas a day. So, going three months without it was a huge accomplishment.

So, I know that many of you who are following me on Facebook are trying to lose weight. It's the hardest thing to do! Trust me on this one. The first thing to do before trying to lose weight is change how you think. It's not a diet, but a lifestyle change. You will need to make choices throughout this challenge. I had a cupcake today that was worth 5 points. Was it good--oh yeah!! Was it worth 5 points? Yes! So, I had salad, fruit, yogurt, etc. Tonight, I went to Zumba--60 minutes of dancing equals 6 points of exercise. So, I basically worked off the cupcake tonight.

If you are craving something, then eat it. Try eating a smaller portion of your favorite dessert. Have three bites and see if that works. I ordered Thin Mint cookies, and I had seven the first night, which is 7 points. I placed it in my freezer. I didn't touch it for three months. I had some more a couple of days ago, but I tracked each one.

I'll continue to blog as I go through this journey, but remember it's all mental!