Friday, February 3, 2012

Weigh in update

Well, I did it again. I gained. I am not sure why, but it is really bothering me. This week we tried to do simply filling, eating only power foods. It is not the way to go for me. I do well on weight watchers because I can work within the program. It is VERY livable. If I want a sweet treat, I can have one. I track it, and I pay for it, but I can have it. I have tried so many diets. The fatal flaw, for me, in every single one, was that I was restricted. I couldn't have sweets, and therefore I wanted them SO BAD! It was purely a mental issue, and it is what caused me to fail so many times in the past. Doing simply filling brought those feelings back. I felt deprived and I wanted sweets. I ate carrot cake.

I decided that Simply Filling will not work for me. I like that it is an option, and I think for some people it would be great, but for me, it doesn't work. So I take my second gain in a row, 3rd in the last 19 weeks, and I am stepping back and reassessing the situation. What am I doing and not doing to make this happen. Truthfully, I haven't really been tracking. I can honestly say I haven't tracked a thing since the new year. I know I need to start tracking again. I need to go back to the basics and really start paying attention to what I am eating.

I have also not been on the treadmill this year. That is a horrible truth, but one none the less. I have been trying to walk more, but I need to really get on track with my activity.

I don't know what the magic combination is, but I need to find it. I did this to lose weight and be happier, and gaining is not something I want to happen. I am so close to my goals, I can almost taste it. It's crunch time.


  1. I know what you mean. I just signed up for the etools again because the holidays were less then kind on my tummy (about 7lbs over December and January, gotta reign that back in!) I gave the simply filling a go, but when I think I'll just abuse it and I'm not optimistic that it's done me many favors.

    Weight watchers is definitely all about getting the portion size and that right and to be honest, with simply filling, it's just too easy to blow that way out of proportion!

    Good luck sis, and if you fancy we could share trackers?

  2. Good for you getting back on E-Tools! I am glad! That's a bummer about the holidays, but you will get back on track! I would love to share trackers! How??

  3. You should have a print option from your tracker, then we could just share the pdfs?


    See if that link gives you any joy, if not I'll work on it!

  5. The link didn't work, we can email trackers at the end of the night :)