I did it. Those Jennifer Hudson commercials got to me.
Well not really :)
I decided to join Weight Watchers because one, I need to loose weight (about 20lbs), and two, they have a program designed for breastfeeding moms. I just signed up a few days ago but so far I'm liking it. I went grocery shopping last Friday and bought more fruit, veggies, and more healthy snacks like natural popcorn (Thank you Whole Foods. I decided to start shopping there again after watching the movie Food Inc., that's another story!). But I didn't leave out my favorite sweets like gummy worms and jelly beans, I just bought the organic kind ;) and I bought small packages.
The difference is now I know what my limit is. I have a set line that I can see and I know not to cross. I have 40 points per day and 49 extra to use during the week if I choose to. The best part for is is that most fruits and veggies do not count. I can eat as many grapes or oranges as I want. This has helped me actually eat fruit. Before if I wanted something sweet I went for my sugary snacks but now those snacks "cost" me. On the other hand I can eat as many grapes as I want and it's "free". I find myself rethinking those sour worms and opt for grapes instead. This would have never happend before. Before the grapes would go bad before they would be eaten. Not anymore!
I also find comfort in knowing that if I go over my points for that day I can pull from my weekly points and all is not ruined. And I'm more motivate to work out!
I'm going to stop rambling now. I really hope this works for me!