I think we have all heard that saying above, haven't we? Well, it's true. The rest of our life starts...NOW.
The first day of the rest of my life (today) I started on Weight Watchers. I had signed up yesterday but didn't really start eating the way I should until today.
I ate my healthy foods and wrote everything down. I found it kind of funny that I had a hard time eating all the food they told me to.
Normally on a diet I feel hungry. Even after I just ate. It's like my body knows I'm on a diet and a diet means "being hungry". At least to me it does.
No more eating the food I really like. No more sweets or fat. Just dry toast, salads with no dressing and food that tastes like cardboard.
This time I'm not on a diet. I'm changing the way I eat. I can have anything and everything I want. I just need to watch the portions and be aware of what I'm eating.
Just knowing I can eat what I want made me not crave anything and I wasn't hungry at all.
I read the materials Weight Watchers gave me. One thing that I knew, but really thought about today, was how we can pick to eat a little amount of high calorie foods or we can pick foods that are healthy and filling and have much more food.
When you eat right, with lots of fruits and veggies, protein and fiber, you don't get hungry. In fact you get full!
So today was a good day. I followed my new eating life style to a tee. It was easy.
Tomorrow I'm going to meet up with my nephew and we are going to go for a long walk and have lunch at a healthy restaurant.
I love my nephew. He has always been there to help me when I want to exercise or eat right. He has always been willing to walk with me, hike with me and meet me at the gym when I needed that extra boost of having company.
He is a great cheerleader for me. I'm lucky to have him.
Another thing I'm trying to work on is getting to bed earlier and getting up earlier. I want to be ready for my big time change when I go to the East Coast in a few weeks!
Now that is going to be the hard thing for me to do as I've always been a night owl and sleep in late. But, I'm going to give it a try.