So we’re done with the 24-day Challenge and I’m overall happy with the results.
But… where to go from here?
I am soooo the “need a plan to follow” girl, and while I plan to continue using AdvoCare products and incorporating them into my life for overall health, I still need a more concentrated and focused plan for weight loss. It’s just who I am!
This is why I loved SlimGenics so much. For me, it was really a very simple matter: follow the plan, lose weight. Don’t follow the plan, don’t lose weight. And, since I was staring at 100 lbs to lose, I was willing to make the major sacrifices to drop the weight quickly and not feel so overwhelmed with what was in front of me. Thank you SlimGenics – you ROCK!! 😀
But now, do I really want to do it again? No, I honestly don’t. I want to be able to enjoy the foods I love in moderation – I am just not in a place where I feel I need to completely remove them from my diet. I don’t want to be miserable because I’m living a life of pure abstinence from foods I enjoy – being thin just isn’t worth that. But, by going back to a simple plan, I know I can achieve that balance. 🙂
Mike and I talked about where we are and really think our best bet right now is to return to Weight Watchers online. It’s worked for us both in the past, and it’s something that will help us lose the weight (albeit slower than SlimGenics, but that’s ok!) and still allow us to indulge from time-to-time.
The main reason that I didn’t do Weight Watchers when I had so much weight to lose is simply a matter of impatience. I knew it would take a long time to lose that kind of weight using Weight Watchers and I didn’t know if I had it in me to stay the course for that long. I thought I would likely get frustrated with plateaus, etc. and not make it through. SlimGenics gives you plateau-breakers and constant support (not to mention the 3 lbs a week I lost!), so it was a much better option for me to lose a large amount of weight.
But now, without that much to lose, I think it’s going to be just the tool I need to help moderate my food choices. Plus, I can then continue to use it for maintenance once I reach my goal (again). Clearly, just throwing myself to the wolves with no plan after reaching goal didn’t work so well for me. 😉
I signed up today. I plan to start right away (well, probably Monday).
So really, even though my #1 journey on this blog was weight loss, I guess it’s really starting again with a new plan. Dear God, give me what I need, just as you have done in the past. I know with a plan, I can do all things through You! Help me stay focused on you and the fact that my body is a temple. Remind me that gluttony is just as much of a sin as any and living that way is not pleasing to you any more than if I were an alcoholic. I pray all these things in the precious name of your Son, Jesus. Amen. 🙂
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You can do it! I am using Weight Watchers to help me post-slimgenics and it is nice. I try to follow what Slimgenics taught me while still enjoying onions, bananas, and cheese. I try to get in two proteins (though usually not as big a portion), fresh veggies, and fresh or frozen fruit. Good luck with WW. I was in the same place as you in not wanting to use it for my total weightloss, but for a little bit here and there and then for maintenance it is great!
Thanks so much for the reply and encouragement, Lauren! I technically just started today, and that sounds exactly like I am planning on doing, even though I didn’t really even think of it like that. I am still, by habit I guess, incorporating the things I learned from SG into my food plan.
Though it was nice to throw half of a banana into my smoothie this morning and have it be ZERO points!! Whee!! 🙂