Woo hoo!!! Weighed in yesterday and am now down 12 lbs. OMG!!! I am sooo freakin happy. When I sat down and thought about it last night I realized that I am actually down 19 lbs from my highest weight. One week before starting WW, I weighed in at 312 lbs. Right then I knew something had to give. And for anyone who doubts WW, I have to say this… I did not have the self-discipline or the drive to do it all by myself. WW has shown me that I can do it. I see other women (and men too) who are in the exact same place as me at these meetings and I see others who are halfway to their goal, and then I see those who have reached their goal. All I know is that it was the right time in my life, the right place, and I am happier and feeling better than I have in months.
I know that many people can just go on a "diet" and lose the weight they want. I personally have a very hard time with this. However, using the FLEX plan that WW has given me allows me to stil eat things I like so I don't feel deprived. The points system makes me feel responsible and it becomes kind of like a game for me during the day to see if I can meet those points and STAY within my points. I hate borrowing points from the week.
And best of all… I have learned portion control. I was always told that I had to eat everything on my plate as a kid. I have forever heard that ringing in my head. Now I know I can walk away, take smaller portions, or do whatever.
The best moment was the other night at Red Lobster. Daughter had left for a week at Grandmas and so hubby and I decided to go out on a "date". The "OLD" me could have finished everything on my plate. I would have been totally miserable, but I would have finished the shrimp scampi, the Outer Banks Sampler, the 9 oz sirloin, the baked potato, the dinner salad, a couple of cheese biscuits, and half of the appetizer that hubby and I split.
That night, he and I shared a plate of these "egg roll" type things as an appetizer. They were fried so they were a huge treat for me… Then I ate all of my salad and half of a cheese biscuit. When the entree came, I was looking at it thinking I KNOW I will never finish this plate. I ate half of my sirloin, 1/3 of my scampi, and about 1/3 of the Outer Banks sampler…the baked potato went more than half eaten. I took the rest home and had a great lunch the next day. heheh…
NOW for the BAD news. Red Lobster sucks in that they do not have all of this nutrition information on their website. Why? They state that they do not list all of this information because their menu changes on a regular basis. Well… as long as I can remember (at least 2 years) I have been getting just about the exact same thing from them each time we go. Build your own platter type thing… Why not list it??? At least keep it somewhere so that those of us who need it can get it!!!
Then as I was browsing their site I discovered the "Lighthouse Menu". This is supposed to be the good healthy stuff. Well, no one there offered this menu to me. I would love to have seen it there. Yes, I could have asked, but I will no better next time.
But all in all, I have to say the thing is portion control. I still overdid it. Next time I will definately skip the fried thingies. They made my tummy roll all night. I realize now that the meals they serve are HUGE and can feed both my daughter and I!!! Hmmm… good idea for next time. hehe…
Okay folks, I am off to get ACTIVE.