This week marks 3 months since I've joined WW, and in those 3 months I've lost 30 lbs. I had a baby, and joined when he was 1 week old, so a good portion of that was lost in the beginning when I had a ton of retained fluids. But a loss is a loss and I am thankful for every pound that comes off.
Recently I discovered that my baby doesn't handle dairy in my diet very well. I was eating cottage cheese, yogurt, sliced cheese, milk - you name the product I was consuming it. I lived off dairy from my Starbucks latte in the morning to an evening bowl of cereal. The thought of giving up dairy was frightening and I didn't think I could do it.
1.5 weeks ago I decided enough was enough and made the choice. I started with tacos. Everyone else had their cheese and sour cream, and I had a burrito with meat, beans, lettuce, tomato and salsa. And honestly, I didn't miss the cheese or sour cream. And I didn't look back. It became my mission to find ways to enjoy food without my regular staples. And it is a mission - I hate vegetables. :)
I signed up for e-Mealz at http://www.e-mealz.com/
after hearing an advertisement on Dave Ramsey's show. They have a WW option, and it forced me to think outside the box. They provide you with 5-7 recipes and a grocery list. Points are already calculated. There is a good variety of fruits and vegetables. I told myself that I would try it for one week, making everything as planned and trying it all. Both my husband and I loved it! We are hooked.
If you are in a rut, I encourage you to try something different. I stopped eating dairy. I don't read labels or anything, I just cut out the obvious sources. I dropped 5 lbs almost immediately. I'm not bloated anymore, I'm eating healthier foods, and I am having more of a variety. I take a vegan calcium supplement to get what I am missing.
It took a few days to realize that it is basically the Simply Filling plan, but it took me looking at it in a different way to actually embrace it.
Anyway I just wanted to share my success and tips with you and encourage you to try something different.