5/31/07

Back to Basics

I realized that this week and last I've pretty much gone back to the eating plan that I had used back at the start of 2006, the time I recommitted to Weight Watchers. Every day I'm dragging my butt to the gym in the morning (even today after a 10.9km run last night - yeah, my ass is sore), I'm making a point to add raw veggies as my snack around lunch or mid afternoon, and I'm filling up that water bottle like no tomorrow. But there are a few things missing from back then. I am neglecting my vitamins, I've taken out all of the processed meals and those evil 100 calorie snackiepoos. It's funny how easy it is to slip back into good habits once you get going but then how easily you can fall out of them out of sheer laziness. I admit, I've been planning my weeks on the fly and although I've had to swap out APs and dip into flex, I've still got 24 left for the week with only 3 and a half days left. That's pretty darn good for little to no planning, if I do say so myself. It's all about us adapting this here thing as a LIFESTYLE. Good choices really are easy and will come naturally, although they sometimes take a little brain and will power. I think that's where people fall off. Thinking, planning, preparing, calculating, etc. is hard. Maybe we should earn some APs for those bad boys....

6 comments:

Jen said...

It's so sad...I LOVE the planning and calculating part...I am a compulsive list maker and I LOVE to write and plan, I will plan for a week at a time...but then Danny likes to be spontaneous...so yeah, THAT's where my flex come in and those lovely little AP's!!!

Thanks for being a kick-ass role model to the rest of us!!!

Natalie said...

You hit the nail on the head. WW works because of the planning and tracking, hands down. The reason I haven't been doing as well as I could be this last month is because I haven't been tracking. I think it's time for me to recommit like I did on day one.

I'm with ya sista. No more 100 cal packs - evil they are!

Thanks for your always amazing insight!

Bi0nicw0man said...

I hear ya. As soon as I hit maintainence my tracking went bye-bye. Can you say gain 5lbs in 3 weeks? Good for you for catching yourself and keeping on track!!!

jen999 said...

I'm pretty complusive about the point taking as well.. I won't eat dinner until I've actually recorded the points, counting them is one thing, but yeah, I have to account for them first.. lol!

Good for you for getting back to basics, it's always good to go back to your roots sometimes.. I think you're doing fabulous with everything you're doing!! Your workout routine is very inspiring!! Makes me lazy just thinking about all that running! lol!

Cowgirl Warrior said...

I so agree, WW works great when you follow it. I know I've come to a standstill because I'm not being as diligent as I should be.
Total kudos on tossing the 100cal pack, I find those can cause more trouble then they're worth.

Angie All The Way said...

Yeah, the times where I stayed the same or stopped losing for a few weeks was mostly during the times where I wasn't planning. It's so so important.

It's great to see that you have managed to make those healthy choices as a second nature on the fly like that...I sometimes wonder if it is always going to be exhausting, even on maintenance.

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