When it comes to losing weight, and doing the work it takes to live a healthier lifestyle, does it make you feel better to know that you’re not alone? Sometimes I think about all the other Weight Watcher members who are working at this just like me and I am filled with a sense of belonging.
Yes, and you can count on this, at times we all know this journey can and will be hard. My leader Bonnie would tell you, “Losing weight is hard. Maintaining your weight is hard. Being overweight is hard. Choose your hard.” Either way, you don’t have to go it alone. That really helps.
Part of my success story (I know I’m not at goal yet but I’m still a success story) began when I committed myself to tracking (with precision) the foods I eat. Today is the 142nd day of doing this and I don’t see any end in sight. You would think that would be daunting but it’s not for me.
Using the Weight Watchers App has been extremely helpful. Seriously, if you don’t know about this you need to check it out. With the app, I pre-track my breakfast and lunch for the next day during the work week. Here tomorrow’s breakfast, lunch, and snack:
My meals have a lot of variety and color. Of course, there are staple foods like cut up vegetables, fruit, and lower point bread options. However, even with those, I try to switch it up, last week I had cucumbers this week baby peppers. One week I have wraps the next pitas, this week I’m eating Sara Lee Light Bread 2sp it’s pretty good. Eggs, oatmeal, nonfat Greek yogurt, fruit salad, bean salad, cut up cheese (2% is as low as I’ll go with the cheese) are all on the menu. That’s the beauty of Weight Watchers everything is on the menu.
The only question I needed to ask is what is my timeline for getting to goal? That’s why you see my countdown clock on my blog. It keeps me focused on my #why. Making these intentional choices enables me to tap into my power and that feels really good.