Hi, all! Holy cow, I got on the scale this morning. I knew I'd been gaining, but didn't think I was that
heavy. My health, on paper, is nearly perfect. But the mental aspect of my weight is bringing me way, way down. I need help. All kicks in the rear are welcomed.
I'm going back to WW after a 3-year absence. I'd lost 35lbs using the points system and have since gained it all back plus another 12. I liked the relatively easy weight loss, the sense of community and understanding, and the external accountability of having to weigh-in every week. What I didn't like was counting points because it made me feel even more obsessed with food since I was always thinking about what I'd eaten and what I could still have for the day.
Wondering if anyone here has followed the Core program. From what I understand, it's following the glycemic index diet...eating whole grains, veggies, etc. without counting points. I think that's what I need -- changing my eating preferences without the obsessing. Any thoughts?
Let me add that I'm not eating more that I used to. In fact, I'm probably eating less and am eating healthier foods. But I did, about a year ago, find a solution to my 23-year-long battle with IBS. Used to be that food would go in and come right back out. All day long. Now it goes in and is processed, becoming an addition on my already big, fat rump. So I have to face this new reality of a healthy digestive system. I do love being able to live a normal life now that my day isn't ruled by diarrhea, but I do miss binge eating without weight gain consequences.
Just thought I would share that...