My Eating Plan

Hello! Happy Monday everyone! I thought I’d start the week off by letting you in on what eating plan I’m following as I make these serious changes in my weight journey life.
Short Story:
  • I will be journaling every bite of food daily.
  • I will eat between 1300-1500 calories daily.
  • I will follow the Good Health Guidelines laid out at Weight Watchers.

Good Health Guidelines
Eat at least five servings of vegetables and fruits each day.
Choose whole-grain foods, such as brown rice and oats, whenever possible.
Include two servings of milk products – low fat (1%) or fat-free – each day.
Have 2 teaspoons of healthy oils (olive oil, canola, sunflower, safflower or flaxseed) each day.
Ensure that you are getting enough protein by choosing at least a serving or two of lean meats, skinless poultry, fish, beans, soy products, and lentils.
Limit added sugar and alcohol.
Drink at least 6 8-ounce glasses of liquid a day. The best choice is water.
Take a multiple vitamin-mineral supplement each day.
Get in at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week.(Start with 10 minutes if you’re sedentary

Long Story:

I’m not following any one diet, but I have chosen to mainly follow the guidelines laid out in Weight Watchers to help me know what foods I need to get in daily. I’ve decided against actually joining their program again for two reasons

(A) I don’t want to spend the money on it when I know what needs to be done
(B) My husband rightfully pointed out, “You have plenty of people watching you and helping you to stay focused.” and thus no need for the accountability and support. πŸ™‚

Since I threw out all of my WW program materials two years ago I no longer have a way to count points, so I’ve decided to count calories. After doing a little bit of researching about basal metabolic rate and figuring out how many calories I need to cut to lose weight I’ve reached a goal of eating 1300-1500 calories.
I’m leaving the calorie goal at a range for now because I’m still playing with it. My goal is to not go above 1500. If I don’t exercise on a certain day, then it would be okay for me to eat as low as 1300 calories. That hasn’t happened so far and I really doubt I’ll eat that low right now. I know this is going to take some playing around it, or maybe (hopefully *crossing fingers*) it won’t and the weight will begin coming off real soon. πŸ™‚
Have a great week everyone! I’m nervous excited about what these changes in my life will bring about. I’m ready AND WILLING to do the work necessary now.

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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3 Responses to My Eating Plan

  1. Barbara says:

    It sounds like a great plan to me! It is very similar to mine. And I call my blogging friends my Weight Watchers group, so who needs to spend the money!? I love your attitude and know you are going to succeed.

    Cute new pic!

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  2. Kelsey says:

    Your blog layout is SO CUTE! I love it!

    I just started Weight Watchers. I'm a person who feels she needs the extra support and accountability of the program.

    Following their guidelines is a great idea for anybody trying to lose weight or just to be healthy. Good luck and I'll be reading along to see what you're up to! πŸ™‚ Have a great week.

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  3. Sharon says:

    Good girl! This is an excellent plan which is doable for weight loss and sustainable for weight maintenance. I bet you'll lose pretty rapidly eating within that range, plus the WW guidelines will help you eat healthy things that will keep you full.

    You most definitely have lots of support.

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