Can't seem to do it on my own.....
Saturday, July 16, 2016
I made the decision a week ago that I would rejoin Weight Watchers and get back on
Sparkpeople again. It has been a trying time for me over the last couple of years and I have managed to regain the 30 lbs. that I had lost back in 2012.
When I updated my weight tracker I noticed that I had gained 8 of those pounds in the last year. The other lbs. were added previously. The truth of the matter is - I have gained and lost the same 25-30 lbs. since my teenage years. I am now 61 years old.
I sometimes think - maybe that is just who I am, obviously. But, the person I want to be is the one that loses the weight and keeps it off! I know most of us experience weight changes over our lifetime and I believe that is normal.
However, I don't understand why I always seem to wait until I have gained that 25-30 lbs. before the 'lightbulb' turns on and I do something about it. Is there anyone else out there that fits this pattern? Why can't I lose the weight and stay diligent at weighing myself on a regular basis? This is the plan that I am now going to follow:
1. Track my food.
2. Journal my thoughts and feelings.
3. Weigh-in each Monday evening at Weight Watchers.
4. Connect with a community of supporters.
Goal: I will lose 5 lbs. at a time - and accept this as an achievement. I will reset my goal after each 5lbs. That way, my thinking is going to be that those previous 5lbs. don't exist anymore.
I will never give up but..."Nothing changes, if nothing changes." Obviously, I have to change the pattern I have been following for the last 40 years!!!