That is what doing this all over again has felt like. It is all the more frustrating because I have done this maze before, so it feels like doing it again should be even easier. Since visiting my folks for my birthday I have made some very positive changes. I am eating out a lot less, I have cut most of the sugar out of my diet, and I am making better choices on a meal to meal basis. I am just not seeing the results.
I have stopped gaining weight, which is a step in the right direction I suppose. I also can't help but feel that once I break that barrier and start losing I am set up for success. My parents are doing Weight Watchers, and I joined them to give myself fewer excuses to keep good track of my intake. Calories in/ Calories out is not good enough anymore, and weight watchers takes into account some of the other things I need to keep in mind.
My big goal is to lose 50 pounds by the time I go back to Houston for my theater teacher's 20 year celebration. I had set 390 by March 1st as my first goal, but that looks like it is not going to happen. 375 by April 1 is the next goal, and I feel it is achievable if I focus on a few things. 1: keep up the good work with my diet. 2: get more physical activity. Not having something to do everyday makes staying sedentary all too easy, especially with the awful weather here in Chicago. 3: Focus on sodium. My blood pressure is too high, and flushing out that crap should help take other bad things with it.