I’m an organized person. My hobby I always joke is getting prepared for anything. I can not be a free spirit that does things on a whim. If I can’t plan it, map it, organize it, and control it I probably won’t do it. When I was younger it was a different story. But I’ve learned from my mistakes and got organized.
With this new life journey I knew I had to do my homework. I need to find a plan that will fit in my life and work for me. My fad diet days are in my past. It’s only after a thousand failed attempts that it sank in. There’s no way I’m going to eat cabbage soup for 3 meals a day for the rest of my life. Boxed frozen meals bore me. A 48 hour juice diet has to end sometime. Each attempt I have made in the past gave me great results at the beginning. Motivation has never been a great friend of mine. So the hard work I put in never lasted. I need for it to be different this time.
I’m down 5 lbs already not dieting. Yeap, I said it. I haven’t counted my calories, check the carbs, weighed my food, or journal anything. In 6 days time I’ve lost 5 lbs just by being conscious of everything I put in my mouth. I can be proud of those pounds, but I also need to make a commitment to do this the right way. What is the right way?
Yesterday I found myself googleing different diets and weight lose plans. Researching anything and everything I could think of to “plan” my fat attack. I have to be able to live with this change for the rest of my life. So I have to have all the facts. Here is what I came up with:
Fad diets: Cabbage Soup, Hollywood 48 Hour Juice Diet, The Baby Food Diet, ETC. These diets or eating plans are not for me. They are design for a quick weight lose of only a few pounds. Honestly, these would be impossible to stick with long term.
Weight Watchers: I can count my attempts at Weight Watchers on both my hands and my toes. It really is a great and healthy program. The supportive atmosphere is hard to beat. I’ve never succeeded on this plan though. Having someone else weigh you in with the embarrassment of your not so perfect week always led me to quit this program. I don’t like having to explain myself when there was a plus on that scale. I did enough “Amber” beating and really didn’t need everyone else knowing my mistake. Every attempt I’ve made with this program was with a friend, who I realize now is a sabotager. With all my past failures at this program, I don’t believe it’s the right fit for me either.
Low Carb: I’m not a fan of meat. After my doctor advise me to look into a low carb eating habit I picked up an Atkins”s book. After reading it I didn’t think this diet would be that hard. I get to have bacon. I had great success at the beginning, but this was hard to stick to. If you’re not a big meat eater, you’re not a big meat eater. I will never succeed on this diet.
Getting frustrated with researching diets and weight lose plans I took a break and watched Gremlins. I can’t just sit anywhere without my hands moving so I was sorting through the mail. I came across a medical bill when it hit me. I’m approaching this the wrong way. I’ve damaged my body by the way I’ve eaten in the past, so I need to cure my body with the way I eat now and in the future. I typed in PCOS and insulin resistance and read for hours on how to eat to feel better. Atkin’s was on the right track, just not right for me. To fix my insulin issues and hopefully someday have a mini me I need to pay attention to the carbs I’m consuming. Real fruit, vegetables, and meat, not processed. I can live with that. Most of this eating plan is about planning, which is my specialty. Sure I’m not going to lose 50 lbs in 2 weeks, but I’m ok with that. My body needs healing as much as my brain does.
Now if I could find a cure for motivation!