Despite all this working out at the gym and long runs on the weekend, I have been stuck on a weight plateau for months and months and months.
Although I have drastically improved the quality of the food I eat over the past year, I knew I was eating too much good stuff, plus some junk on top of that. But I couldn't stop eating!
And no, I wasn't hungry because of the working out. I was just eating out of habit and some strange mental urge that I can't explain.
So, on Saturday I went to a Weight Watchers meeting. I've always thought of it as a good program since they emphasize nutrition, exercise and portion-control.
But all last week, as I was planning to start the program, I kept thinking "This is the last cookie I'll have for awhile," and the "last dessert" and the last plate of peanut butter crackers and the last hunk of sourdough bread.
But I'm on Day Five now, and it's not that bad!!
So far, the program is doing what I hoped it would -- it's making me pay attention and it's reduced the amount of food I'm eating.
I've already seen the scale move down a little, so I think I'm on the right track!