Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Weight Watchers Wednesday

Guess what?! I finally reached 30 pounds gone forever! //throws confettii//
-0.8 last weekly weigh-in
-30.0 since January
So happy!!

How are you doing? I hope you are having a great week. Have you found a certain food that works great for you for a snack?  I'm still eating a lot of fruit for snacks, but needed to change up my routine a little bit, so over the weekend when I got groceries, I bought some Yoplait Low-Cal yogurt. It's really good, and I love that they even have printed on the box "Weight Watchers 2 points." I wish more foods would do that. I scanned the barcode to confirm it really is 2 points, and it is. Just double checking.

Looks like we are moving... again.  We've only been at the lake house a couple of months, but it is just not working out here with certain things. So we are going back to our house in North. We've already started working on the remodeling of the Master Bath there, and have plans of adding on early next year. I'm happy to go back. The lake house has been a blast, but as far as daily living, it's got some issues we just don't think is worth the money to be here.  The good news is, I'll be burning a lot of calories packing and moving boxes around. :)

What is your latest Non-Scale Victory (NSV)? Tell me about it in the comments. Mine for this week is the skirts I bought back in May (X-Large) are now too big. Oh darn. I'll have to go buy some new clothes. LOL  I bought a summer red & white dress last week and tried it on for Tom. He really liked it. I haven't worn it out yet. I need to do that.  It will be the first time I've worn a short dress (one that doesn't go to my feet) since Keri's wedding last August. I need to have another BEFORE and CURRENT photo taken. I told Tom yesterday I wanted to use that dress for that.

Have you been thinking about joining Weight Watchers or making another similar change in your life? Listen, it's your decision, no one else's. Only you can control how you live. Don't let others bully you or make you feel less in any way. You are important. You matter. Weight Loss is a mental battle (for me) more than a physical one. I struggle every single day with it. But I also keep a positive attitude. I don't beat myself up if I indulge a little.

One of the reasons Weight Watchers works for well for me is because they know we need to treat ourselves to our favorite foods, and they have worked that into the plan. Based on your weight, height, age, gender, etc they configure what your daily points should be. Those points re-set every single day. A new day - a new set of daily points.

In addition to your daily points, Weight Watchers also gives you a weekly point allowance. You can use these or not. They reset every single week. Sometimes I use these points, sometimes I don't. On days I have headaches (which thankfully are not as frequent as they used to be), I tend to eat more in an effort to comfort my body. I know that doesn't make sense, but it's how my brain works. Sometimes I don't use any of the weekly points. Those points are there for you to decide to use or not to use. Want that extra serving of your favorite food? Use your weekly allowance. Use it for a desserts or a beer or whatever. Use it for that craving you are trying to ignore. I don't know if this happens to you, but sometimes if I want a Hershey chocolate bar and then I'll eat fruit, then yogurt, then something else, then something else, then finally give in to the chocolate bar. I could have avoided all those other points, if I had just satisfied my craving with the chocolate to begin with rather than trying to eat around it. Sounds crazy, but just telling you from past experience for me personally. These days, if I want a Hershey chocolate bar (which I keep in the kitchen drawer with all the other chocolate M&M's, Trail Mix, etc - believe me - my kids know where that drawer is and head for it when they come over to visit.) I eat a Hershey chocolate bar without any shame, regrets, or guilt because I pull those points from my weekly allowance which are mine to use how I want, when I want, and if I want.

Weight Watchers also lets you gain points with exercise. Again, obviously you will lose more and faster if you don't use these points, but they are there for you if you want them.

I love the freedom I have with Weight Watchers. It works. If you measure your food, count your points accurately, write everything down, drink your water, do all the things the program has designed to help you lose weight - you will lose weight. And it feels good to have those little successes every week on the scale. Every portion of a pound adds up week after week. I've added my little portions up to 30 pounds lost. It's not as much as others on the plan, but that doesn't matter at all. Because their loss or gain has no bearing on my loss or gain each week. This is one situation where you truly can say, my weigh in day is "all about me."

Thank you for spending some time here with me today. I know this was a long post. I appreciate all of your comments, and your weekly visits. Thank you so much for encouraging me. See you next Wednesday! Don't forget to leave me some comments with your NSVs this past week. Smiles!
:) Janis
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  1. First of all Janis...thanks for sharing your great news. A huge congratulations to you. 30lbs in that amount of time is amazing. I'm so happy for you and love that you are sharing your journey, you are very inspirational in so many ways. As for the move...all I could say is OMG!! I don't envy you there at all, but wish you all the best as you pack up and get settled all over again. I'm glad to see that you didn't stick it out if you knew it wasn't meant to be, life is too short for that nonsense! Ok...gotta get busy just wanted to say YAHOO for you. Keep on keeping on girlie. xx Donna K

  2. Great job with losing that weight and keeping it off. I need someone here with me for daily motivation. I think I could do it if I had a buddy willing to put the effort in.

  3. You are fantastic! Again, I've allowed my emotions and stress get the better of me. I started great my first week then my little Schatzi (dog) got really sick. I was driving back and forth to the hospital, not eating then eating on the road. You 're story once again has inspired me. I'm going out for a walk. <3 kim

  4. That's the way to go Janis!! A big congrats to you!! You have really stuck with it and I am so proud of you. I don't envy you on your move though. lol Cause you know how much I love to move-NOT! But you have realized that this house wasn't the fit for you like you thought it would be and that is good. I hope the moving goes smoothly and yes, packing boxes and moving them around will certainly help with some more weight loss. Can't wait to see you in your beautiful new dress for a side by side comparison cause I know you look great! Hugs, Brenda

  5. Hi Janis
    Congratulations on your weight loss!! I just joined Weight Watchers here in the Uk.....feeling a bit overwhelmed right now, I think actually watching myself type this makes it all real ......maybe that's just what I need to commit fully to this weight loss journey lol. Look forward to popping by next Wednesday to see how you're getting on if that's ok with you.
    hugs Jo x

  6. Congrats on the 30 gone forever!!! Keep up the good work.


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