Comebacks & Control…

I am relieved to share that today was good day. I ended the day rolling over 3 SmartPoints. Even though I went to see Endgame, Go see it they did a fantastic job, I really loved it. I did not eat movie popcorn or candy. I brought in my own snacks (Shh don’t tell). Another thing I did today for me was that I went food shopping and bought a bunch of good options for the upcoming week.

Regaining my sense of control over my eating habits is a sensational feeling. I feel like I’m on the road to a comeback.I’m reinforcing the habits that have served me so well. I feel physically better and that is its own reward too. There are these little moments that come up where I have to examine if it’s external or internal hunger that

I think my rally was inspired by my WW community. This week I heard stories about how members like, Lorraine were able to plan for and control her food choices during the Easter holiday. Outstanding! Others were able to indulge the one day and return back to normal habits the next. Amazing! Rose shared that it was only when she was able to overcome her fear of success that she was able to lose that last little bit of weight that was keeping her from goal. Inspiring! While another member shared that she had some regrets about the way she handled the holiday, and that really resonated with me.

I hope you had a great day on plan. One day at a time, one decision at a time.

Celebrations & Gratitude…

There was so much to celebrate at my WW workshop

  • Beth lost over 6 pounds!
  • Loraine had an aha moment of clarity about how to change up her snacking!
  • Pam hit a mile stone and lost 25 pounds!
  • Jackie measured out her wine and realized that it was more than a serving and is now drinking it out of a smaller wine glass!
  • Angela hit goal
  • Rich is making huge progress as he is training for a half challenge at Walt Disney World January 2020. He walked 15 miles before our meeting!

Look at what people can do when they have a growth mindset. A growth mindset means that we come into a process looking for challenges, knowing that there will be some hard work ahead. In taking this stance you begin to look at failures as a chance to grow rather than a label to define. What a hopeful way to view our lives, and what a great group of people to spend my Saturday mornings with, people who are out there meeting the struggle for a healthy lifestyle and who are digging in and doing the work to make it a reality. They are the kinds of people I want to be with and I am so grateful.

New Week, New Goal

We had a thoughtful conversation about why we get stuck along the way. Our take was that it was a combination of over doing it with the zero point foods combined with the indulgences. The indulgences are the snacks, wine, and other higher point value foods. For me, I do not over indulge with my zero point foods because I weigh, track, and measure.

I think I need to mix it up when it comes to indulgences. I want to make a list and try to be strategic. This is what I’m thinking, list all the foods I want to eat, and drink that have points, and then mix and match as this week goes. For example, 5 ounces of wine with grapes one day. Peanut butter and celery another day. Pistachios and blueberries and pomegranate seeds another day. When I eat these things eat them very mindfully and in a pleasant setting. I’ll put my list up on my Tips & Tools page if you’re interested in checking it out.

So I maintained my weight loss and am still sitting in my “free seat” that is an amazing feeling coming into a new season. I hope you are happy wherever you are in this journey. Keep positive and be reflective it helps.