I went grocery shopping yesterday and by the time I hit the deli section I was smiling my face off. In the dairy section I started giggling non-stop. The hubs just shook his head at me as I basically ran around the store checking the points on different foods and filling the cart.
I hadn’t been that excited about buying food in a long, long time. I bought lots of fruit and veggies, chicken breasts, a zillion different kinds of yogurt and some treats like rice crackers (which I really do like). I also bought low-cal hot chocolate and chocolate mint creamer. A three point treat that relaxes me and when combined tastes like mint oreo cookies.
I’m really looking forward to seeing how the new exercise regime and weight watchers will work together to make me healthier.
So, I mentioned in an earlier post that I was going to sign up for Weight Watcher. Well, I did! And looking over the food guide and such, I actually got excited. I mean, REALLY excited. .
I hadn’t realized how restricted I felt trying to do the paleo and low carb thing. While both are great eating plans, they weren’t great eating plans for me. At all. I literally ate the same ten foods all the time. But now I can really eat whatever I want. But I’m going to choose healthier choices because I want to. Not because I have a big-assed list of foods I absolutely can’t eat.
So today I’m going food shopping. And I’ll be buying low-fat Greek yogurt, popcorn, natural peanut butter, oatmeal, whole grain pasta, bread……… things I love but really haven’t enjoyed in over a year.
I think it’s going to be a bit of a shock to my system over the next few days. But I’ll ride it out.
The hubs is still going to do low carb, so the weeks that he’s home should be interesting.
So after a week and a half of exercising my ass off three times a week I was down two pounds. Yay me? I know any loss is better than a gain, but I was really hoping that I’d be down more than I am. And since I basically went from couch potato to working out hard for at least an hour three times a week, I’m assuming my eating habits are screwing me up.
As you know from previous posts, I have been trying for more than a year now to stick to primal eating. I’ve come to the realization that it just isn’t for me. Neither is severe low-carb. As soon as you slap down a long list in front of me of all the stuff I can’t eat I cranky and anxious.
I looked up some calorie counting sites and the math to just figure out how many calories I should be eating daily gave me a migraine. That’s when the hubs suggested Weight Watchers.
I was on Weight Watcher a couple of years ago and was seeing decent results even without exercising. I had to stop because of money issues. So, I’m heading in later today to talk to them and probably sign up.