So I’m not doing an “official” weigh-in post this week, but I had a really great week this past week and was down a pound. I’m pretty happy with myself and my renewed committment. I’m actually feeling committed again for real this time.
I actually kind of changed up my approach to the program this week, and it seems to be working well. I was actually inspired by Jill of The Year of the Phoenix and her approach. This week I really focused on Power Foods as though I was following the Simply Filling method, but I still continued to track as usual. I’ve always been really resistant to the Simply Filling method because it seemed like more work to me than just tracking – how do I figure out if the recipe I made for dinner counts as a Power Food; is there a ratio of Power Food to non-Power Food ingredients? – and because there are some things that I refuse to compromise on like cheese and bread. Because let’s face it, life is too short to eat fat-free cheese. I don’t eat a ton of cheese, only about a serving a day, but at 3 points a serving that would add up and eat into my 49 points pretty quickly. I was able to stick pretty close to my 26 daily points most days. Where this method was really most helpful though when I was in situations where I wasn’t controlling my food prep (out to eat, baby shower, etc.). It gave me a strategy to my food choices vs just trying to find something healthy to eat. At the baby shower I had chicken breast, salad, and fruit salad because those were Power Foods. This seems to really be working for me so I’m going to stick with this approach for a while.
I’m also giving DietBet another go. Mindy decided to start up a DietBet beginning October 21. I had a pretty successful run with DietBet at the beginning of the year, and while I did run out of steam by my third go, I think I’m at a place where it would be a helpful motivator in keeping me committed. If you’re interested in joining, you can do so here. It’s a $20 buy-in.