I started blogging after an intriguing experience on my WW blog way back when. I knew I was leaving WW, but I wasn’t ready to stop writing about what I was experiencing so I took up residence here.
Now that I’m back on WW, I’m blogging a bit there too, hoping that if I’m successful this time in losing some girth AND keeping it off that I will leave some informational nuggets for my future smaller self to refer to.
I hadn’t really paid attention to it before, but I think I cracked the WW code this time. It is anti-fat of any kind and rather surprisingly, it doesn’t love grains, but it loves them more than I think it should. At first I thought I would continue eating a high fat, low carb diet. I could adjust my food reporting (lie, basically) so that instead of eating a tasty piece of grass fed ribeye (4 Points) I’d report that I consumed but just an ounce or two of “eye of round, trimmed of fat” (zero Points). And when it comes to yogurt, I could either give up my beloved full fat goat’s milk plain stuff (3 Points) or report that I’d eaten a cup of fat-free Yoplait (zero Points). In other words, I imagined I would just beat the system.
Then I paused and realized that if I was so smart and my system was so fool proof, then why on earth am I squeezing into these erm…larger trousers and signing up for a weight-loss program that I publicly disparaged? Hmmm?
So, at the store this weekend, I bought fat-free milk for my coffee and fat-free yogurt for my after dinner snack, if I needed one. I haven’t had anything fat-free for a while so it is a new and not entirely flavorless experience.
Positive: I’m watching what I eat and trying to eat when I am truly hungry while eating more slowly. I’m drinking more water (never was a soda girl no nothing to give up there) and trying to get activity points daily.
Negative: The fat-free yogurt I so proudly selected at the grocery is actually fat-free french vanilla. (gag me)
The reality is that I’m trying to be someplace in the middle. I’ll give up some fat, in particular the dairy department, but I probably won’t choose less rich cuts of beef. I will introduce more fish and chicken and definitely more veggies (I may have over-reported my love of veggies in the past) and we will see how we go. Butter is non-negotiable.