I decided against a December update last month. The Christmas season never seems to be a good time for trying to eat healthier for me. The fact that Thanksgiving precedes it certainly doesn’t help. In all honesty, I had nothing exciting to report.
Thankfully, this month is different. I’m back to work on my 3-step plan. If you are new here, my plan and part of my food addiction story can be found in Turning to Food: An Addict’s Journey.
Step 1, forgiveness and acceptance of where I am, is going pretty well. I’ve been using tapping to help and of course, a lot of prayer…
Step 2 continues to be a struggle for me:
Choose real, God-given foods, not man-made, highly processed franken-food.
To help with this incredibly important step, my mom and I joined Weight Watchers at the beginning of this month. I’m really excited about their new Simply Filling plan which follows my principle of trying to choose more unprocessed foods. If you stick with the choices on their Power Foods list, you don’t even have to count points.
There is an allowance each week of extra points if you decide to eat foods not on the list. This is great for me while I try to incorporate imperfection into my food plan. I have been far too all or nothing in the past and need to find peace with moderation.
You can find the list of Simply Filling foods at WeightWatchers.com. There are processed foods included on the list, but overall, it’s what I’m looking for in a food plan. Progress, not perfection.
I’m also liking the new feature of linking my Jawbone Up24 to the Weight Watchers app on my iPhone. This gives me extra points for activity tracked by the band. So far I’m not excelling in exercise, but I hope to get moving soon.
It may seem as if I jump from one program to another, but I have decided that’s actually quite productive for me. I’m learning everything I can, sharing it all with you, and then we can create the perfect plan.
I get bored quickly. This trial and error process of mine is keeping me moving forward. I believe in taking pieces of advice from many successful plans and creating something more individualized.
I’m really enjoying dumping resolutions this year for my one word: Health. In a few months, I’ll list everything I’ve tried so far and my favorite parts of each plan. I hope you will follow along.
I would love for you to join me by subscribing below or to your right so we can do this journey together. Let’s continue to build a safe, loving community here for us food-addicted, health-struggling, determined-to-feel-better friends.
How have you been doing on your health goals lately? Do you have any wins, losses, or struggles to share?
If you have time today, check out the rest of the Turning to Food series: