I have been eating Weight Watchers Smart Ones and using the Noom Weight Loss Coach on my Android phone since January this year and have lost 70lbs, but then I stopped eating the Smart Ones because we couldn’t afford them anymore. Naturally I hit a plateau and haven’t been able to get out of it. Not only that, but I have gained 5lbs UGH! I refuse to let that happen, so I printed out 2 coupons today and we went to Food Maxx and I bought some more Smart Ones frozen meals.
These meals scan as green in the Noom app and they have been proven to be effective, I mean hello, look at me, I’ve clearly lost a lot of weight. Here are my official before and after pictures.
All I keep hearing is that I’ve done so good for such a long time and how it’s okay to eat junk every once in a while, but all of a sudden every once in a while is daily. No, every once in a while is once or twice a month, I can’t eat a burrito at the Mexican restaurant, then a McChicken sandwich the next day at the McDonald’s and the next day a bag of chips or a few cookies. That’s not how “every once in a while” works. I refuse to go back to the way I was. I have worked too freaking hard to go back now.
I could say no, but here’s the thing. I’ve been saying no for more than 7 months. I’ve been saying yes lately because I miss those foods. You can’t eat something your entire life and then all of a sudden stop and not miss them. You wouldn’t be human if you did. It’s natural to want something that makes you feel good or happy, and junk food really does make me happy lol. Don’t ask me how or why, it just does. Everyone has their own happy trigger, this is mine. Some people are happy with alcohol, some are happy with drugs while others are happy with cigarettes, I’m happy with junk food. It’s my addiction and I am trying to get away from it.
I haven’t stopped logging my food, but I do skip logging the bad things because I know I’m not supposed to be eating them so I ignore those calories, but I can’t do that. If I’m going to do this, I’m going to do it right. So I’m logging everything and eating only food that is good for me. The Michelina’s were yellow in the Noom app, the Weight Watchers are green. No more cookies or crackers, if I want a snack I’m going to eat a banana. We just bought 2 bunches of bananas, so I’m going to slice 2 of them up and freeze them so I can make banana ice cream later tonight for my snack.
I also have my bike back so I can start exercising again. I don’t have any excuse to not eat healthy or to not exercise. I want to be healthy and it starts with me learning to say no. NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! There, I said it.
I know the weight loss won’t come as fast as it did when I was 264lbs, but I hope it isn’t as slow as it has been over the last few months. I really do want to get back down to the weight I was, which was 192, but I really would love to get down to my new goal weight which is 170lbs. I know I can do it, I just have to have a lot of will power. No, a ton of it. I only have this one body so I have to be good to it.