Well, I'm back! It's been a long time, I'm not even sure how long since I've posted here! And probably even longer since I was following any sort of program. You could say I've been "off the wagon" for a really long time. I like to think I'm in a better place, mentally than I was before! I'm back with a whole different mentality than I had before. I want to work my own program, instead of letting my program work me. This time around I'm not going to be a slave to points and counting them. I loved WW and it worked for me in the past, so I have nothing bad to say about that lifestyle. It works for A LOT of people, but I've come to the conclusion that maybe it wasn't good for me. Everyone is different and I want something that is going to work for the rest of my life and I can't picture myself counting points forever. WW gave me a fantastic idea of healthy eating, and I can mostly count points in my head and have a ball park idea of where I should be points-wise throughout the day, which helps greatly at putting things in perspective.
So this time around, I'm getting healthy. I'm not fitting cheeseburgers into my points allotment for the day, I'm going to try to avoid those foods for the most part. I know what is and isn't good for me and I just need to use that knowledge to made WISE food choices. For me, being able to eat fast food (and other junk) as long as I had the points wasn't working, and that's exactly what I was doing. So getting healthy is my main priority this time around. Eating good, wholesome foods and drinking plenty of water is my goal. So far, a week into this, it's working flawlessly for me. Practicing portion control, on top of this is another thing I'm working on.
I don't currently have a weight goal. My goals have nothing to do with numbers. I want to be a healthy person. That is my main priority. For me, this is going to work a lot better. Everyone loses differently, and different things work for different people. I needed to realize that what was working for everyone else, might not work for me. And that it is OK to go against the grain and find what works for me!