August must be my official lose weight month. Last year I had gained 6 pounds throughout the year and used Weight Watchers to lose them within a few weeks. This is after spending about 2 years in the gym with no results. I mean, I definitely had results. I no doubt gained some muscle but whatever inches I may have lost, my weight didn’t go down. Anyway, after we got back from Grove Park Inn this year, I was 4.5 lbs above that goal weight again. As you might remember, I read the Seven Pillars of Health and got really motivated to eat healthier, drink more water and exercise (for health reasons, not weight loss reasons).
Well, I’m very happy to report by simply choosing better food (my goal was NOT to lose weight), I’ve lost 5 lbs. since August 4th. I haven’t counted one calorie or one point. I’m simply choosing wheat products over white, removing almost anything with High Fructose Corn Syrup or MSG and snacking on fruit instead of lots of chocolate. And drinking lots of water. And this IS a lifestyle change. I do not feel any less motivated on making these choices than I did on August 4th.
I feel so much better about what I’m eating and obviously with 5 lbs gone it’s a huge incentive! I was able last year to lose the weight on Weight Watchers but it wasn’t with healthy eating, it was just with portion size. This way, I feel so much better about the choices I’m making and more importantly the choices I’m making for my family. Yes, the kids still are eating a lot of stuff they shouldn’t but when they see me eating strawberries, they are SO MUCH more likely to ask for it.
Anyway, I know you hear it from everyone…just eat healthy, but it really works! And I’m saying this so you know if I can do it, you can do it!!
OK, everyone can now simultaneously throw something at me for losing weight without trying.