Yesterday began my second week of following the Weight Watchers online program. Leah and I signed up for the three month program, and plan to stick with it until our anniversary on January 19. I'm a little worried about Thanksgiving and Christmas myself!
I did lose four pounds last week, so that was encouraging. The iPhone app is amazing. And I love the fact that you keep track of points, because at times I forget what I'm doing and feel like I'm playing a game.
To be honest, I've enjoyed all the food that we've been able to eat. The biggest adjustment for me has been portion size. Now, almost every time I sit down for lunch or dinner, it's a smaller serving then I would have eaten before. At first I felt pretty hungry all the time, but I think my body is starting to adjust. I didn't used to think of myself as someone with an overeating problem, but now I'm realizing theirs a difference between feeling full and feeling satisfied.
The ironic thing is that indulgence doesn't necessarily lead to satisfaction. Actually, the opposite often occurs. The more we indulge in something, the more of it we want.
I've noticed one other benefit as well. Because I'm eating less, I'm eating more slowly and savoring each bite. I appreciate what I have when I know I can't just go back for seconds!
Now I'm wondering where else I can apply this principle in my life. Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing.
I enjoy a television series more if I'm following a few rather than several.
Leah and I have only been to one movie since Gabby was born. The "diet" has made me really look forward to the next one.
One time I accidentally checked the repeat button in iTunes and didn't realize it until I had listened to the same song for an entire morning. I don't like that song anymore.
What about you?
Is there anything you might enjoy more if you experienced it less?