Accountability=successful weight loss

At one point over the summer I realized I needed accountability with my food and drink intake. Even though I worked out almost every day I wasn’t monitoring my food intake and I wasn’t losing weight even though I wanted to get back to my goal weight.

I needed accountability with food tracking.

In the middle of June I rejoined Weight Watchers (just online) and started tracking my food again. I have had some downs–weeks where I wasn’t tracking or just didn’t want to track, weekends where I decided to be “off plan.”

At Week 2 I had to unexpectedly go to Tucson because my 90-year-old grandpa was going to have surgery. I decided because I knew I would likely be busy for the week that I would not worry about my caloric intake for that week.

Luckily all went well with my grandpa and his surgery. I spent a lot of time at the hospital. But I also was able to spend time with both of my parents, which included some eating out–drinking, Mexican food and other delicious stuff.

I recently hit my goal weight. I decided to lose 2 more pounds, which gives me a little wiggle room.

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What the hell am I doing?

So my exercise routine is good. My goal is to work out 4 to 6 times a week. Lately I have been hitting 5 to 6 times a week.

I, like Jen, want to get back on track.

For me I really need to reel myself in in the food department.

I make it a point to work out often. But today I had a “revelation.” I realize this is common sense … but I need to stop sabotaging my weight maintenance (and actually I want to lose a few pounds) by eating whatever crap I want.

Whenever I get off track in the food department I say what the hell! I will eat whatever I want. That is so the wrong attitude to have.

So one day was a screw up. Big deal! Tomorrow is a new day.

And lately I have really been eating WHATEVER I want. So bad. It isn’t that I am having a little “cheat” here and there. It is that since I am “off plan” (Weight Watchers) I can eat whatever I want.

That is gonna change. A lot of it is accountability. And the fact that the scale at the … Continue reading