Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My Decision

Well, I guess I should share with you which diet I have decided to pursue. But before I do, let me talk to all my friends out there about my decision.

I truly believe that there are many ways for us to get healthy and to lose weight. I believe as well that a lot of diets have a lot of merit and are good for the people on them, and that includes people who are on low carb, low fat, low calorie, or many other kinds of diets out there. However I do think that what works for one person may not work for another. That doesn't mean that there is anything inherently wrong with the diet, it just means that we are all different. I think that each person has to find a diet that will work for them. There is no point in doing a diet that you feel deprived on. There is also no point in doing a diet that you know you will not be able to keep doing. There is no point in doing a diet that makes you feel sick. And there is no point in doing a diet that does not have a maintenance system. Because lets face it, if I knew how to regulate my own eating, I wouldn't need a diet to begin with.

As I said, I still believe in the low carb way of eating. I believe that it truly works. I just know that it doesn't work for me. Due to my health issues, I need to eat a high fibre, low fat way of eating. It is the only way that I can feel healthy on the inside. I also need a diet that is flexible. One that I can work into my family's way of eating as well because as a mom of a new baby, I don't have time to cook several meals each day like I have in the past.

So I have decided to go on the Weight Watchers Flex program. I have done this in the past and lost a lot of weight. I only went off it when I hit a plateau. But truthfully, no diet I was on afterwards really got me any further. I am pretty sure that after I had lost 70 lbs, my body was just ready for me to stop. So, this time, I am going to be content to stop when my body tells me I am done. Well not stop, I can never stop, but I once I get there, I will be content to maintain that healthy weight.

So it is official, on September 15th when I get groceries, I will be starting on my new way of eating . . . the Weight Watchers Flex Program.

Please note, I am not going to delete any of the low carb information that I have on this blog. I am just going to continue to collect information on my new way of eating and add it to the information that is already here.


Vikki said...

I agree with you everyone has to find the plan that works for them, and we're each different.
I'm so glad you made a decision. I know how hard this was for you. It will be an adjustment of course, but I hope it's a smooth one.
I wish you the best of luck.

Jennifer said...

Yes, all the best to you! Sounds like you already know this program will work for you. :-)

Rosie said...

I completely agree with everyone can use a different diet that works for them. My boyfriend for the past months has been trying to convince me to do Body For Life, and we tried Fat Busters... Body For Life I know doesn't work for me, but my friend lost 60 pounds. Fat Busters did nothing for me...

Now that I'm back on WW and I showed him the results, he's a believer now... haha.

Welcome back to Weight Watchers. I look forward to reading about your Weight Loss Adventures.

April said...

Wow! Time flies!! I am so happy to see you have had that gorgeous baby and now back to getting the weight back off. I agree WW flex is awesome and we need to find our happy weight and be happy there and not when we were in our 20's. We will get this weight off together!

Sugar Bush Primitives said...

You are absolutely right. The diet you can stay with is the one that will work. I go back and forth because of low blood sugar issues. I wish you well on your chosen path.

Come on in for a nice cup of coffee and a chat about my weight loss journey as well as all the healthy recipes I have found, including WW points and/or nutritional information if available. I am eating a vegetarian diet and concentrating on getting healthy and hopefully weight loss will follow. Thank to all my readers for their ongoing support.