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I never struggled to keep weight off until I was about 30, which was when I got married and got off the pill. I guess I should have known at that point that something was wonky with my hormones The second I stopped taking them, I started gaining weight. Until that time, I was that girl you hated. I could eat anything and not gain a pound. I ate like a bird most of the time and never worked out. Ever. (I get mad at myself just writing that!)
After L was born I was able to lose the pregnancy weight fairly easily and even lost an additional 15, thanks to Weight Watchers. It's a different story this time. E is 10 months and I am still 6 to 7 lbs away from my initial goal weight and 13 or 14 pounds away from my ultimate, ass-kicking weight goal. I can see it, I can sense it, but I just can't get there. I think my lack of motivation is caused by stress, certainly, but some of it is the newness of the struggle. I don't know how to actually diet. I am terrible at it. I have discovered that I have absolutely no willpower. I don't eat fast food or have a pound of chocolate every night, but I know that the bowl of cereal that I sometimes (ok, often) have at 9:30pm is NOT helping. I like chips and I enjoy adding bacon to my food on occasion.
This week I start week 4 of the Couch to 5K program. I have not run on a regular basis since I was in high school and although my almost 35 year old body complains, it's going pretty well. I am so proud of my dedication to this, if I do say so myself. If I could just get a handle on the food part, I think I would be in business. Here are my ideas to kick this into gear:
1) Recommit to Weight Watchers
2) Plan weekly meals again
3) Don't eat unless I'm hungry (this is gong to be really, really hard)
4) Eat fruits and veggies for snacks
So, what else? Have you done this? What were your techniques to fight the diet sabotaging urges?
Ex Libris Has Moved
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