My friend Joey offered me this term this weekend, and that's where I was, the whole time. No flesh, no thanks, but I certainly had a coupla eggies and more dairy than my innards know what to do with. I'm pretty glad that dairy makes me feel gross, because I'm good now. My cheese craving is gone, and I'm ready to get back to normal life, which leads us to part deux:
I joined Weight Watchers. It makes me feel like an old lady to say, but I've been struggling so hardcore all of February, and have not been able to shake this rut. I'm giving it three months, then I'll decide if I want to keep going with it, or if it was a good decision.
Things I like about it: 1) I don't have to count calories. I always felt like I was way off base when I was doing that, anyway. I'm pretty sure that their point system is just a back door way to getting to calories, and that they are calculating them for me, but I don't care. It's much easier for me to deal w/ points than calories for some reason. 2) I don't feel deprived. When I was counting calories, I was always making deals with myself, trying to save up for something calorie-rich, and then overloading. There is room built in for little treats/snacks (they give you "daily points" and "weekly points". The weekly points can be spread out over your week in small snacks, or inhaled at Red Iguana, as mine were today). Most fruits and vegetables get a free pass, which means I won't be freaking out about the calories in a banana for my smoothie. 3) It works really well with veganism, and I have found some great vegan recipes on the website. 4) I'm kind of a sucker for gimmicks, and gimmicky or no, Jennifer Hudson's hot bod has me convinced. 5) They have a recipe builder that makes counting points really, really easy. This is something I was really struggling with in counting calories.
Things I don't like: 1) It really does make me feel old. I don't know why, maybe because the website is so damn confusing/cluttered/designed like it's meant for old-bones. 2) I feel like I'm admitting that I really don't know about food/diet/nutrition. I consider myself pretty smart, and I thought I could figure this all out on my own, so moving on to something like this feels like a bit of a defeat. 3) Have I mentioned the website? Good hell. 4) Paying money. I guess I'm getting a pretty good bang for my buck, but I really wish I didn't have to toss any dough at this whatsoever.
So, we'll see how it goes. 3 months to see if this system helps me or not. I really, really, really hope it does.