Working…

I went to spin class and the thing that’s funny about that is that it was a Pulse class. A Pulse class shows your heart rate up on a shared screen and everyone can see how they are doing in relations to the group. Usually, it’s pretty anonymous – not today. Today I was up on the board with only two other people. Since there were so few people who opted to participate the instructor kept encouraging me and so did all the other people. In the end, I had a great workout and now I’m feeling very accomplished.

I reached my goal and it’s only Monday!

Then I came home and made a delicious breakfast. I think one of the reasons that WW works so well for everyone (who follows the program) is because I am eating real food. I’m learning how to manage portion sizes, and I’m being intentional about eating a balanced diet. For anything to work for me it has to teach and support my efforts – that’s why I am loyal to WW.

4 SmartPoints

Just like that… the sugar cravings are gone. I think pushing through last night was really important. Weight loss is so full of challenges, and I think that’s why so many people quit. Who can blame them? This can be so frustrating! There are times when this journey can just make me want to put my head down and wait it out. Then there are days like today where everything seems to be coming together. So strange.

Please don’t feel discouraged if it’s not going that well, say something kind and acknowledge your efforts. This can be an emotional journey and it’s so hard to want something and have to wait so long to get it. I really understand.

One last thing – here is a product that can help you along. This is amazing bread at just 1 SmartPoint per serving:

Amazing bread I don’t know how they do it!

Day Three Hundred Forty-Nine…

Today was grueling. So much work and I’m not close to being done.  I feel like I’m barely holding on and that’s the truth. Non-Scale Victory, I did not turn to food. I stayed in my healthy eating zone. I cooked a healthy dinner and I took a 20-minute nap to rest when I needed it – listening to my body is another Non-Scale Victory. Go me!

#SelfCareChallenge

DAY 19: Journal something positive to look back on those “off” days we have.

It’s late so this post is going to be shorter than most. I can journal this: Today was really hard. I’m doing the work that a team of people would be doing only I’m doing it by myself with deadlines looming. I didn’t give up. I didn’t try to avoid the work. I am very proud of myself for persevering. Even if this week is not a great one for the scale, I can be assured that I am on the right track when it comes to weight loss and better health. This journey has taught me to endure and to thrive. That’s a good lesson that is helping me in other parts of my life. Thank you for reading.