They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
The only time I’ve seen results in terms of weight loss was last winter/spring when I was journaling on Sparkpeople, when I was doing something “different”. Still journaling, just paying attention in a different way.
And so I see a couple reasons already why journaling on Sparkpeople, instead of Weight Watchers, is going to benefit me.
1) I am less inclined to chew-and-spit. It’s a lot harder to quantify an incident on Sparkpeople than it is to just dock a Point on WW.
2) I will have a specific range of nutritional information in each category and will strive to meet the fat/protein quotas — as well as staying within my caloric range (which would be like my Points on WW).
3) I’ll see where I’m high: carbs, sodium.
I like stats, and I’m a visual person. I feel rejuvenated with this renewed dedication to (not obsession with) Sparkpeople. It’s like we’re reunited long lost lovers or something.
I’d like to note that this isn’t just a vanity thing. I need to lose this weight for my health. Right now my BMI (which had been “healthy” for the past 4 yrs since reaching my goal on WW) is borderline “overweight” again, and my cholesterol wasn’t as good as it could have been last time it was tested.
Time to nip it now, because I want my body to be in the best physical shape possible for when we start a family.
So I plugged in my goal (which I will keep to myself) and it seems doable by the time we go to Mexico in March.
Something to smile about on this cold, dreary winter day.