Today is weigh-in day, and there were so many new faces. My advice to new members? Let me start by saying, we are all on our own journeys and what works for me may not work for you. However, I think in order to find what works, you have to try what’s recommended. After all, that’s why we signed up; we signed up for Weight Watchers.
The plan offers a three-prong approach:
- Education: we are learning from scientifically based findings and methods.
- Tools: such as the app or our Weekly guide to help put change in place.
- Connections: we help each other, we are smarter when we work in a team.
Now that I really understand the program, I have made room for myself and that is making a huge difference. I now believe that if I take action I can get results.
It sounds like a cliche but I’m learning more than just how to lose weight. We can lose weight with other programs; however, this plan is teaching me how to live a healthy lifestyle for real.
In the Beginning Getting Specific With My Why:
I am not the kind of person who would look at herself with self-loathing. I am kind to myself so even when I was 57 pounds heavier I would find positive things to focus on. However, after a while, I began to realize I was having trouble with doing all the things I wanted to do. There were clothes I wanted to buy that just wouldn’t fit. There were activities that I wanted to do that were overly taxing. Over time, I felt like I was moving away from my true self. I was feeling older than my age, and I wanted to look and feel how I’ve always seen myself. Really, I wanted my energy back!
Progress Leads to Change Reframing my Why:
Now that I’m further into the journey, my why is shifting a little. I am more in touch with the level of energy that feels more right for me. I am active and I am wearing clothes that make me feel more confident. The more confident I feel the more present I am, so I am closer to the woman I have always been. I want to get to goal because it is hard to do. Not only do I want to get to goal but I want to inspire others to achieve their goals. I want to do this because it’s stretching me to be more than I am today. My why is nestled in the challenge of the task – losing weight is challenging and it’s a challenge that I want to overcome. I want to do it for myself, and I want to help others succeed too.
Writing helps to make your “why” a real thing in your life.
So if you’re reading this blog today and you’re really interested in losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle take this advice: find some time today to write down your “why”. I don’t think I would be as successful if I weren’t taking time to reflect and write about this journey. If it helps you to make it more public you can even write it in the comments box. If not, just jot it down on a post-it or a notebook. Then put it somewhere you can see it or access it easily. Take a picture of it with your phone and look at it when you are feeling like progress is slow.
This is hard but you can do it and I will help you. Together, we can all get to goal.