Back to Basics Works

Back to BasicI think it’s safe to say that the world we live in today is anything but “basic.”  Modern technology allows us to have voluminous amounts of information literally at our fingertips twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty-five days a year.  While I think it’s wonderful that we have all of this information at our immediate disposal, I also think that it is possible for us to overwhelm ourselves with all of this knowledge if we are not careful.  As I have told you, that is exactly what I have done to myself over the last several months.

So this week, I continued with my “back to basics” plan.  I am still working on incorporating foods that I ate during the first part of my journey, back into my diet and so far, so good.  When I was trying to eliminate all artificial sweeteners, processed foods, and wheat, I think the biggest problem I was having was feeling deprived.  Those feelings of deprivation were leading to “closet eating” in search of satisfaction.  This week, I can honestly say there were no “closet eating” issues.  That was a great feeling!

I also made sure to track each day diligently.  Every morsel that went into my mouth was measured and tracked.  All of my Points Plus were accounted for every day and for the first time in a long time, I felt like I was successfully practicing Weight Watchers.  That was a great feeling too!  And, I did not record any of my workouts on spreadsheets.  I used my heart monitor during my workout to make sure I was working at the appropriate rate but when I was done, I took the monitor off and put it away.  I vowed not to obsess over the results of my workouts anymore.

And now, the part you’ve all been waiting for; I am thrilled to report that I was down 1.4 lbs. this week!  I’m not sure that I have ever been so happy to lose just over a pound.  It was a victory for me in SO many ways.  After gaining the last three weeks and holding steady the week before that, it has been five weeks since I have been able to report a loss and I can’t begin to tell you how good it feels.

Weight 5.2.14

I love the saying, “Losing weight isn’t for sissies,” because it is so very true.  It’s not easy and it requires a lot of hard work and determination.  There are days when you are successful, days when you feel like you’re spinning your wheels, and days when you feel like you going in the wrong direction all together.  But, having experienced the gamut on my journey, I can tell you that every bit of it is worth it!  Even after holding in the same place for so long, I am proud to be able to say I haven’t experienced any major regain and I have never given up (even though some days, the thought has been there…way in the back of my mind).

It’s nice to feel like I am finally moving in the right direction again.  My goal from here on out is to not get distracted by any other eating plans.  I know from experience that if I stick to Weight Watchers and stick to my Points Plus (by tracking, tracking, tracking), I WILL lose weight.  I will stay on plan, exercise, and not allow myself to be drawn in a million directions, even if it means I have to limit some of the information I take in.  I am truly thankful for the journey and thankful for all that I have been able to learn, not only about weight loss, but also about myself.  I’m ready to set out on another successful week and I wish all of you a successful week as well!

Losing Weight Isn't For Sissies


  1. Happy for you:):). Great job:):)!!!

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