The new year is starting off on the right foot. In my previous post, I had mentioned that I do want to get to my goal weight this year. Here is my plan.
I am still going to be going to Weight Watchers. I really like the group support of the meetings, along with my WW leader. I also like the accountability of weighing in there on Saturday mornings. As for eating plan, I used to like that they encouraged us to eat pretty well everything as long as you kept the points for it. However, now I am not so sure that is the right way for me. I can't justify having a piece of cake and counting the points and feeling ok about it. Right now, I am going to cut back on the sugar and grains (yes Gwen, I have been paying attention :-). I don't know if I am really going Primal/Paleo yet but I seem to be heading that way. I do enjoy eating my meats, vegetables and fruit. I will definitely try and stay away from bread. Basically trying to eat clean and stay away from processed foods. From what I have been reading, the low carb way will definitely help benefit my eczema, my weight, high blood pressure and energy levels.
Another issue I have to overcome is my binging. I don't like to talk about it too much. It really is a shameful secret that I and anyone else who does it, will not talk about openly. I honestly have not binged in the last 2 weeks. I may have had a couple of days of eating a little more than I should but not binging. Binging for me is uncontrollable eating that goes way past the feeling of fullness. It really does not satisfy you and actually makes you feel quite ill and disgusted. I wish I had wrote the day down on the calendar that I last had a bad day, but I will guestimate it to be December 20th, which now makes me 13 days binge free. My short term goal is to make it to 30 days. The long term goal is of course forever, but I will need to take this one day at a time.
Yesterday, I made some cabbage vegetable soup. It was delicious. The temperature has dropped here. Right down it is -15 deg C (5 deg F). This sure hit the spot. Hubby and I also went out for dinner and I shocked him by ordering a bunless burger and side salad. I really didn't miss the bun and felt much better for it when I left.
Here are my January 1st, 2014 (re)start before pictures. Check here for my before pictures at about 233 to 238 lbs. I am not at my highest weight now, but I still have a ways to go to get to goal.
Here's to taking it one day at a time!