Around mid-December when all of the cookie parties and other parties were happening and then Christmas, I somehow got off the Weight Watchers track. I went to a meeting on December 10th and not again until December 31st. During those 3 weeks off, I managed to put on some
6.4lbs weight. After my meeting on the 31st, I thought, no problem. I’ll get right back on track, do everything right and this gain will come off without a problem. Except, when you take 3 weeks off, it’s VERY hard to get right back on track. I had a few slip ups this week and unfortunately, even with starting a workout program – which apparently some people DO gain the first week of starting exercise?? – I gained again today! It wasn’t much, only .8, but still…I gained!
I had two options:
1. Gather up my stuff, cry, go home and stay on the path I’ve been on.
2. Talk to my leader, get inspired and start losing again.
Guess which one I picked?
With my confidence a bit shaky, I walked over to her and begged for some assistance…after a hug, we worked out a plan…anything involving lists, highlighters and a notebook works for me.
Here’s what’s going to happen this week, and if it works, I’ll do it every week!
Yellow Highlighter – For every day in my journal, there are checkboxes for each of the 8 Good Health Guidelines, I highlighted it in yellow and as I do those things, I’ll check them off.
Orange Highlighter– On my tracker, every time I eat a power food, I highlight it in orange on my tracker, the goal is to make as much of that tracker as orange as I can.
Pink Highlighter – Since I’m just getting started with my workout program, my leader suggested that I aim to earn 10 Activity Points this week, so in the little section that has Activity Points number 1-42; I highlighted numbers 1-10 and as I earn them, I can check them off. If I hit 10 this week, I’ll aim for higher next week.
For the first time in awhile, I’m excited about tracking and measuring again and know this will be a good week!
Oh, and then I saw this at the bottom of the page for today. SO fitting since I was in the parking lot this morning contemplating not going in.
So fitting that the topic of our meeting was believing in ourselves.
Believe you can
Extend it – lose 1 pound-lose it again-write it,see it, believe it.
Inspire yourself- surround yourself with health
Embrace the new you
Visualize your success
Erase the past – Learn from the past and then leave it behind.
“Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe”. – Mark Victor Hansen –