Last week my WW meeting had a substitute leader and she asked us all, "What If?". What if we tracked everything we ate? What if we got more activity in? What if we chose a healthy snack over a savory treat? What might happen? Well, she got me thinking and I started tracking again. What if I started tracking again....I might lose 5.2 pounds in a week! Hmm...what if I did that consistently for the next 11 weeks until my birthday or the next 13 until Christmas? I wouldn't expect 5 pound losses each week, but what if I lost a half pound each of those weeks? Would that make a difference? Yes of course it would! 1-2 pounds per week is a healthy rate. How would I feel 11 pounds, or....22.....lighter at my birthday?! What about 13 or 26 pounds lighter by Christmas?! WHOA! 13 pounds from where I am right now is exactly what I weighed when I got married. What if I could weigh that for Christmas? What a gift that would be to myself and my family! I'm not going to make that an official goal of mine, but I'm going to work towards doing it. I think it's a great question to ask of ourselves...what if. What if I got off of this computer and folded some laundry right now? I'd check something off of my list and my husband would be thankful to have clean, folded clothes...plus I'd be moving! What if I went for a walk after dinner tonight? What if I planned menus for each week and stuck to them? What if I went to the gym a few times a week? What if I tried a new fitness class? What if...?
What kinds of "what if" questions could you ask of yourself and what if you did something, just one small thing to make a difference in your weight-loss journey?
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
It's been a month since I last blogged! Oh no!! Being away from my blog, meant I was away from Weight Watchers, too. I was going to weekly meetings and weighing in, but that was about it. This past week, though, I started to track my food intake again. -5.2 pounds this week and it goes to show that TRACKING WORKS! Long ago I would say to people "I don't understand how people can say they're "on Weight Watchers" if they're not tracking" and yet I was doing that! No more! I'm back on track, back to tracking and back to losing! I'm 1.2 pounds away from being OUT of the 200's. I've lost 91 pounds and ready to keep going and reach my goal. My goal to reach life time and someday work for Weight Watchers so that I can motivate and encourage others to do the same. Losing weight is hard whether you have 5 pounds to lose or 305 pounds. I want to be a WW leader to show those who have 100+ pounds to lose that it can be done, it can be maintained, and that I'm living proof of it. I'm ready to face the end of this journey head on and finish strong. I've got about 41 more pounds to go to reach my goal, maybe a tad more, and I can't wait to get there!