Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Weight Loss Wednesday~FOOD

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I am addicted to Reese's peanut butter cups.  There I said it.  They say the first step to recognizing you have a problem is to admit it.  Well...I'm finally admitting it.
Losing weight would be so much easier if it weren't for one thing.  EATING!  The majority of my weight gain over the years has simply come from eating too much.  I eat when I am stressed.  I eat when I am bored.  I eat when I am sad.  I eat when I'm happy.  I'm eating too often, too much, and too poorly.

I need to look at food differently.

So, this week I've made a few changes to how and what I eat.  I used Weight Watchers in the past, and still had my materials.  I am sure it is way out of date now {it's almost 10 years old!}, but I figured if it worked back then, it would still work now.  This helps me watch how much I eat during a day.

I am also watching what I eat during a day.  I've added much more fruits and vegetables to our diets.  I've added more whole grains to our diets.  I haven't had one peanut butter cup this week!  {Those who know me well {my family!} will know how huge this is!}  Instead of mindlessly putting things in my mouth, I'm thinking about these choices before I eat them.  I am hoping this will become a life long habit.

I'm giving myself grace.  This past weekend, we had a birthday party for my grandpa on Sunday, and on Monday we attended a pancake breakfast and had a cookout for dinner.  It is very difficult to stick to a diet at these activities.  However, I did watch my portions and ate less than I would normally have.  I know that there will be days like this, and I'm trying not to get too worked up about it.  I do still love to eat after all!

I have also stopped eating after dinner.  This is a problem area in our life.  Ever since our first kiddo's were small, we've enjoyed a treat after they went to bed.  It is usually ice cream {moose tracks with what else...peanut butter cups!!  Yummy!}.  Now that our older kiddo's are older, they have joined us in this habit after the smaller kiddo's go to bed.  I now realize the mistake in this habit, and fear breaking it for the rest of the family may be a bigger hurdle than I would like to jump.
Soooo true!!'d I do this week?

My Results:

Weight loss this week~ 4 pounds

Total weight loss~  4 pounds

Amount left to get to goal~36 pounds

Although I am excited about losing 4 pounds in one week, let me just say that I know this was water weight.  I retain water at this time every year.  My rings and my shoes fit much better now, and I can see the difference in my ankles.  Oh yeah, and my watch is not so tight on my wrist.  Because I was hoping to loose weight in my wrist and not my hips!!

How did you do this week?



  1. This sounds just like me, wow! I am right there with you. I have so much to lose after having 5 kids, and a crazy busy life, and I too enjoy food. I try and fail, then try and fail some more. I have also, just recently turned a corner and I am making better choices and watching my portions, but it is HARD. I said it would be so much easier if I didn't have to spend all my time in the kitchen. I mean seriously... that's not fair. It's tempting me with my biggest weakness ALL.DAY.LONG. :) Great job this week! You are encouraging me as well. Keep it up!!

  2. This post really speaks to me. I am trying to lose 15 pounds and I am struggling! Anyway, congratulations on your 4 pound weight loss!

  3. I love to eat, too! I never realized why people had problems losing weight or why they liked to eat until I had three kids. Now I know :) Like you I find myself turning to food for all the wrong reasons. I want to replace my food habit with a prayer habit. I am wanting to make changes in my diet and turn to a more natural and whole foods diet, but this is hard. I don't have any support and when there are so many special events going on( cookouts, birthday's, etc.. )it is even more difficult. Congratulations on the 4 lbs. Can't wait to see you reach your goal.


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