Day Twenty-Five …

The other day I noticed that my countdown clock slipped from 9 months to 8 months. Since I’ve begun doing this in earnest, I’ve lost: 7.4 pounds. As Weight Watchers continues to evolve they have introduced Beyond the Scale.  Their program is designed to teach us that we cannot solely define success by a number on the scale. Non-Scale-Victories (NSV) emphasize making healthy changes to your life, such as: starting a blog for daily reflection, or trying new recipes, or preparing foods ahead of time. The general vibe of the program attempting to send out there is that members are healthy, strong, successful and empowered. Who doesn’t want that?

The general vibe of the program attempting to send out there is that members are healthy, strong, successful and empowered. Who doesn’t want that?

I totally agree with the big picture. Yes to it all. However, if you are serious about shedding these unwanted unhealthy pounds, the reality is that you will have to pay attention to the small stuff.

Like weighing, measuring, and counting out daily points allotments:

Trying healthy alternatives to the foods you grew up on. My Nanny Manzella used to fry cauliflower, yes that’s a thing (a delicious thing). She would deep fry it and let the excess oil leach out on paper bags. They were golden brown crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. I used my Air Fryer to make some healthy “fried” cauliflower. I overcooked it, and it was great when hot. Not so great if it gets cold (3sp). If you’re craving crispy it will do the trick:

Beyond the scale, means getting more activity in your day. The secret to Spinning is: focus on breathing, stay hydrated, and listen to your body:

So, if you’re a Weight Watcher I hope you will celebrate all the small changes you are making to your life at a meeting.  If you’re not a Weight Watcher I hope you will find some supportive community because this is hard, and it’s no fun to go it alone.

More tomorrow…