Enjoying The Journey

How I Took Control Of My Eating {and how you can too!}

This is not a post I ever expected to share on my blog! I’ve mentioned that one of my goals for 2017 is to continue my healthy eating journey, and many of you have reached out to me with questions about what I’m doing specifically. Because my choice to take control of my eating was heavily motivated by seeing a few other women have great success with maintaining long term weight loss and healthy eating, I decided it was important that I do my best to encourage you as well!

In the video below I shared exactly what I did to take control of my eating – and how I’m continuing that as part of a healthy lifestyle. I also shared my tips for taking control of your own eating habits. I’ll list those below in case you’re not interested in the first part of the video. 

  1. Choose a plan that works for you

    • Watch the video to see how I chose a plan that allowed me to still enjoy eating while re-training my approach to food. Weight Watchers or workout-heavy plans are not for me – but they might be for you!
  2. Be prepared to say no

    • Food is everywhere! Have a response ready for when you’re offered food – at work, at social functions, at the grocery store (samples, anyone?!). Push past the awkward of saying no!
  3. Have healthy snacks available

    • I’ve really enjoyed finding new things that I can eat instead of junk food – skinny pop popcorn, sugar free pudding, hummus & carrots and more!
  4. Use My Fitness Pal to track daily counts (calories, carbs, sugar, fiber, etc.)

    • Make sure you’re getting enough of the good stuff while staying away from the bad stuff!

I do not know how much I’ve lost, but I’m happy with the difference I’m seeing in the mirror (and how my clothes fit)! There were times last year that I honestly felt I was at the point of no return, with no real desire to take control of my eating habits. I’m so glad I finally decided to hit the reset button! Trust me – if I can give up eating ice cream every single night…so can you. 🙂

Making the choice to eat healthy is still a daily struggle, but it’s easier to say no than it used to be. “Today’s choices become tomorrow’s circumstances.” -Lysa TerKeurst 

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nutritionist or any kind of expert on healthy eating. Consult your doctor before doing any kind of diet. 🙂


20 thoughts on “How I Took Control Of My Eating {and how you can too!}

  1. I love the comment, “Be prepared to say NO!” That really resonated with me because you are correct, food is everywhere. One of my mantras in eating healthy is “Discipline today pays off tomorrow.” Thank you for sharing.


  2. You look fab! I just started WW and it’s working for me. I know for sure I will have cheat days and then get right back to it! Glad to hear it’s working for you!


  3. this totally inspired me to start TODAY!! thank you!! I really just want to lose around 5 pounds, but sometimes those are the hardest!! I consume way to much candy and sweets! I love the discussion of getting past the “awkward of no”… thank you for sharing this 🙂


  4. Good job on sticking to your plan! I have been trying to cut back on things, too. It’s so hard, but it’s worth it! There’s nothing worse than going to put on some clothes and they don’t fit or fit as well as they used to. I’m trying to get back into a few tops/pants that have been sitting in my closet for a while.

    I find that I’m more motivated to eat well during the warmer months, so hopefully that means more progress is just around the corner. Eating healthy snacks is a big help for me. If I have good things around and cut up/washed, ready to go, I’m more likely to eat them over less-good-for-you snacks. Having a “cheat” day during the week helps, too. And if I know I’m going to eat a more caloric-heavy meal, I’ll try to eat extra healthier the rest of the day.


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