It has been a busy week filled with vendor events, part-time JOB, working on some preliminaries for the NEW part-time position, and finishing up Christmas shopping. In just 4 days, the girls will be here and I will be officially taking some time off to enjoy the holidays. Okay, so maybe I will sneak in some work but there will definitely NOT be set office hours.
It has been a LONG time since I talked about my weight loss journey. I have been stuck for months – okay, maybe a year. The number on the scale has slowly crept away from my goal weight. I have blamed it on health issues and just about anything else that I could find to blame. The truth is that I lost sight of my goal. I refused to take responsibility for what was happening. Old habits crept in and I developed the “I got this” attitude. My goal was always a lower number on the scale and a smaller clothes size. That goal hasn’t changed BUT I want something more now. I want the lower number, the smaller size AND I want to feel good about ME! Can you believe that with 108 pounds gone, I still wasn’t feeling good about me? I was still seeing the 295-pound momma.
So, I took the leap and joined Weight Watchers AGAIN! I am about 20 pounds away from goal weight. Not too bad but enough to be a reality check. I was hearing a lot about the NEW program and was curious. I joined online since life is crazy and I wasn’t sure I would get to meetings. I joined for 1 month to see if I would really stick to it. My goal is to be back at goal weight AND to feel good about me. No, I don’t think I will be at goal after 1 month but if I am not going to make the commitment, then I don’t want to spend the money.
I have to admit, the first day on the new program was a SMACK in the head. I used all of my NEW daily allowance AND most of my weekly points. Day 2, I became more committed. I watched the videos on how the program had changed. I pre-tracked meals to see what the day would look like and if I would stay in the target range. It hasn’t been easy. Many of my treats and go to foods have increased in points.
I didn’t have any action steps or a plan. I had a goal and I just “assumed” that the rest would fall into place. Since that clearly was not working, I put some action steps into place. I now pre-track for meals – sometimes early in the morning and sometimes the night before. I have begun checking points BEFORE I eat something instead of after. I will definitely be cutting back on carbs AND things with sugar. More fruits and veggies. More protein. I need to add some movement into my day. Just 15 minutes a day will help. Baby steps.
If you are on Weight Watchers, I would LOVE to hear your best tips on the new program.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!