Day Ten…

Three things I am grateful for today are:

  1. Homemade tomato sauce – Yum (lower SmartPoints)
  2. My green and blue flannel shirt (so comfortable)
  3. Late spring rain (even though the sky is dreary it makes everything all around look so vibrant and green).

It was another good day on plan. My husband brought be home a Carvelite ice-cream (I guess that’s number four on the gratitude list). I have been rolling over SmartPoints for the last two days. I’m going to keep at this, I hope you do too.

Enough’s Enough…

I’ll be the first to say that I am not perfect. The past three days have been awful on plan. Here is what I’ve been up to.

  • Tuesday: Deciding to eat very light because I overate yesterday (disaster)
  • Monday: Buying a a variety of foods (that worked until I was watching TV)
  • Sunday: Telling myself a story that I can make different choices (true but only if I take action)

Why did I let this happen? I don’t know if this is rational but I blame sugar. On Easter I ate a bunch of candy and cupcakes. I have not eaten that much sugar in a long time and I think it flipped a sugar switch in my brain and I lost it Now I feel bloated and uncomfortable.

How will I made tomorrow different? First day thinking. I am going to declare a “Do over!” and here are the steps I’m going to take:

  • Act as though it is my first day on WW it works if I work it.
  • I am not going to let myself get hungry. I will boomerang back to overeating if I do.
  • Mindful choices I am going to make thoughtful choices and eat without distraction.

I’ll let you know.

Day Thirty-Eight…

It’s the holiday season and I’m sitting in my living room, the Christmas tree looks lovely, Sadie is by my side, and I’m sipping some Cranberry Cider Seltzer (yum). This is a perfect time to take a few minutes to reflect on my notes from my Saturday morning workshop.

The workshop is a time to share, and this past Saturday, members shared what is working for them. Here are some lessons I’m learning in the company of others:

  • This process helps members become more conscious about what they are eating,
  • Members are examining their behaviors and designing their plan, their journey, to meet their individual needs.
  • Learn and understand that there are no “off limit” foods just moderation and accountability.
  • Learn to trust the program and to eat mindfully.
  • Prepping and planning helps a lot.
  • Understanding what my triggers are is what can help me to find a strategy for when things get rough.
  • Practicing mindfulness adds a whole other dimension to the journey.

I feel so much gratitude because this beautiful community is a big part of why I was able to lose so much weight. It’s the support, the shared wisdom, the inspirational stories that make #WW special. I hope I make Lifetime this week; however, if I don’t it’s ok, because I believe it will happen. With the help of my friends (and of course my sister) I believe in me.

So wherever you are on this journey, I hope you regard it with the power and respect it deserves because this journey can change your life for the better. I guess that’s why #WW calls it #Lifetime. You are perfect in every way. There is no one else like you, and the world needs you – your voice, your presence, your perspective.  So don’t be shy, open up and share what is working, the struggle, the lighter side of this too, it’s not all a drag! If you do this, you will be helping yourself and everyone with you, and how great is that? Thank you, for reading.

I know I’ve posted this last year, but I think there is a lot of truth in this little diddy.