Healthy Choices.

In January, I started Weight Watchers.  I haven't talked about it with a lot of people in my life because, to be honest, it's a little embarrassing.  I don't like the fact that I need to be on a diet.  

But that's the way it is.  I've always been on the larger side of things, but in the past few years, it's gotten worse.  I started eating when I was bored, or when I was sad, or whenever I felt like it.  And that isn't a good thing.  Last year, I joined a gym and I thought that would be enough, but it wasn't. 

So on January 1st, I joined WW.  I log my points on my iphone and I've been doing really well.  The first few weeks, it was really hard.  Really.  I was in tears because I was hungry and I couldn't eat anything.  Of course, that wasn't true.  I could have eaten carrots, or an apple, or plenty of other better choices, but I couldn't eat what I was used to eating.  So I had to change my habits, to get used to smaller portions, eating salad when I go out, and less desert.  But after the first couple of weeks, it became normal.  I don't think about it that much anymore.  I've learned to limit myself to just a handful of jellybeans, or just one serving of pizza, but it's been very do-able.
I'm proud of myself.
And I've lost nearly 15 pounds.  It's not a ton, but it is a really good start!  And more importantly, I am doing something about these bad, unhealthy habits that I developed.  It feels good!