I’m trying Weight Watchers once again. I started WW early in 2015 and had some success at first, but after about 3 months, I binged and that was it – I wasn’t exercising, though. I tried another time later that year, but I still wasn’t exercising, didn’t stick to my points because I ‘couldn’t’ control myself, and didn’t lose any weight, so I went back to low carb on Dec 23, 2015. (Also note, that 2015 was a bit of a hard year for me. I became deeply depressed around March, after finally stepping out of denial from a personal event that was out of my hands and didn’t come out of that depression until Sept/Oct….it’s no wonder I couldn’t get the weight loss thing together.)
Anyway, I stuck with low carb, changing to Keto after a plateau in April (I think?)…Keto helped me through my plateau and I lost 50lbs by June 22, 2016. But then I plateau’d….and I got lazy… I have been in the 222-227 lb range since 6/22/16 – That’s over 3 months, people. Granted, I didn’t work out much at all in August and only sporadically this month. All in all, I’ve just been maintaining – at least I haven’t been gaining, right?
Last Friday marked the beginning of my new workout program – 90 days of Jillian Michaels’ Body Revolution. I’m on Day 5 of the 90 day program. It’s a lot of muscle training, as opposed to the cardio that I was doing. I know that muscles need protein as well as good carbs. I also know that I have a very hard time controlling myself eating like a “normal” person, so I am willing to give Weight Watchers a true test – this time sticking to my points and sticking to my work out program.
I signed up for three months…if I don’t see some weight loss after month one and I’ve stuck to the program, then I’ll know for sure that I cannot eat like a normal person. I’m trying to stick to clean foods, not processed, no white foods, and veggies for carbs as opposed to fruits (as I know I cannot control myself at all with fruit). Keep your fingers crossed for me. Logically, there is no reason why I can’t eat like a normal person and lose weight…I think it has everything to do with self control and nothing to do with how my body processes the food I eat.