So, another Wednesday.
I didn't write about my diet last Wendesday. I had other thoughts on my mind and felt more like writing about those.
But, like always, I usually have two reasons (or more) for everything I do.
The other (and possibly real) reason I didn't write about my "diet" was, well, things weren't going well. I hadn't lost another measly pound. I was getting frustrated. The first 5 came off relatively easy, and then things just stopped.
I know that this can be completely normal during dieting. To reach plateaus where you don't loose weight for a while. And when this has happened in the past, I just give up. What's the point of giving up donuts, ice cream, and beef if you aren't loosing any weight. But I decided not to give up. After all, even if I'm not thinner, I'll still be healthier.
Hopefully, things are moving in the right direction.
I've lost 3 pounds so far this month. That's 8 altogether!
Okay, I know that's nothing to make commercials about, but still, I'm trying to be sensible about my dieting.
Everyone has seen the commercials: Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, etc. Where people loose 10 pounds their first month. I'm obviously not doing anything like that. But I know that one of those would never work for me. I like to eat with my family. Make food we all like and then eat it together. I like restaurants, family dinners with my parents, lunch with friends. If I can't find a way to have that in my life, I'm going to fail at any diet I try.
What I'm trying to do is make changes that are sustainable. Like giving up red meat. That I can do. Living off pre-packaged pasta for 6 months. Nope. Exercising 5 days a week. That I can do. Eating nothing but vegetables for 14 days. That I can't do.
I have to make changes that will help me loose weight now. But they also have to be things I can continue in the future.