"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Friday, April 15, 2016

Why I Think It Will Work This Time

From my journal today... 

When I originally lost 70 pounds a few years ago I did not follow any specific plan, because my success rate with plans was pretty much zero.  I simply began to make small changes to my eating and moving habits and over time the weight did come off. 

For one short time I did sign up for Weight Watchers online, but after my 3-month prepaid subscription expired I did not renew.  The plan didn't help me only because I didn't want to follow it.   
I think that is what is key this time around.  I didn't sign up for Weight Watchers out of desperation to lose weight.  I signed up because I need some structure and I was ready to follow a balanced eating plan that works with my lifestyle.

It makes me nervous to state it so early in the game, but I think the fact that I wanted the structure is why this is working for me now.  

Some people start diets and are like "I got this!  NOW is the time!!  I'm gonna be fit and healthy!!", but me?  I'm more like, "I'm going to try and get through today."  [grin]  

And as each day passes, and I turn down something that is not the best choice for me right now, I feel a quiet confidence growing that I indeed do "got this".  I'm not saddened or feeling restricted by the plan.  I'm ready for the changes and embracing that they lead to better health.

I don't think my money will go to waste this time.  It's a good feeling.  

Have a good weekend everyone!



6 comments:

  1. Thats great wishing you all the best

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  2. One of the main reasons I liked WW and attending meetings each week is that it helps me to structure my week and gives me a short term goal. Basically I want to do well each week when I go to the meeting. I hope for a loss, of course. But, even not having one is OK (occasionally) if I knew I followed the program. So if I am weighing in on Saturday, I am thinking about that coming up every day of the week. And, if I am tempted to go over on points or to just chuck it all, I think about how I will feel when I weigh in. If it is toward the end of the week, I am particularly cautious. I never really focused on trying to lose 65 pounds. That was too big a goal. I just focused on following the program today and then doing it tomorrow and so on. If I did that, then the weight loss would take care of itself.

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  3. I'm glad it's working well for you!

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  4. Sounds like a good place to be ... it's so much better when you actually like what you're doing. :)

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  5. That's a great attitude! Keep it up!

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