Last night, I ended up having a Kashi TLC Pumpkin Spice Flax crunchy granola bar. I got these on sale last week at Target, and I really loved the flavor. I’m not the biggest fan of crunchy granola bars (love the chewy ones), but the flavor was so good that I could make an exception.
For breakfast, I had the other half of my Sunbutter sample (each sample is 2 tbs. which is too much for a mini bagel) on a mini bagel. I also had a lovely juicy nectarine on the side.
Last night I has a revelation of sorts. C came in my room and saw that I had a Weight Watchers magazine, and told me how she’d done that program before and how it worked for her but she’d gained the weight back and asked me if I was on the program. I told her no, that I wasn’t actually on a diet, I was just trying to have an overall healthy lifestyle. That’s when I realized how powerful that statement was.
It’s true: I don’t want to be on a “diet,” because that means I’ll go off the diet. That’s what happened before—I went on Weight Watchers for about 6 months, lost about 40 pounds, thought I was done, and then went back to my old eating habits and gained it all back plus some.
So how do I stop the cycle of dieting and then going back to my old eating habits? I’ve got to change my eating habits for good. And that’s just what I’m doing. I’m changing the way I think about food and exercise. It’s not easy, and it’s not an overnight thing, but I’m doing it. Slow and steady.
[I also wanted to add that I don’t think Weight Watchers is a bad program. It definitely works and does help to change how people think about food and exercise. I just don’t happen to be on it right now, and am fine with that.]
Now, I’m going to go make lunch, and then go see my adviser to get my schedule. See you all tonight!