Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Weight Watchers: Right Choices

I told Santa I wanted to lose weight for Christmas. He gave a big Ho Ho Ho laugh as an answer. 
Just kidding! I found Santa and Mrs. Claus hanging out at the grocery store the other day so I got a picture with them. They were actually really nice. 

Back to the weight loss topic. I completed my first week on the new Weight Watcher Plan. I don't even know what it's called. I know, I'm not a stellar member but as long as I get results, we're good.

My week got really busy for some reason. I'm still adjusting to our new Fall/Winter routine. I only logged 3 out of 7 days in the app. I tried to make the best choices for each meal I ate. I went out to eat once or twice but I made some pretty good choices.
I learned to train myself to do the following when I go out:
(Let's say it's a buffet like my Sunday outing)
• Instead of grabbing everything in front of me, I look at all the options first, then I make my decision. I learned this strategy 12 years ago.
• Sunday I went for mostly veggies, fruits and a little bit of meat. We were eating at a Brazilian restaurant and I knew what I really wanted was the beans, rice and farofa. I had a small portion of that and I was super happy with it.
I'm gonna keep this approach going. Long gone are the days I mindlessly ate stuff. I am reminding myself every day that I have a goal I will reach if I diligently focus on making the right choices.

In the new program I have less points than I had last week. I'm okay with that. I am focusing on making the right choices.

I'm still taking my own lunch to work. Well, one day I ended up eating lunch with my husband but I had a large salad with beef.

I'm taking a sabbatical from marathon training but I am still exercising most days of the week. It's been cold (yes!) so running and walking outside has been extremely enjoyable. I've also been going to the gym because... I have a membership. As always, exercise is not the problem because it is a well established habit. The key for me is to be more mindful of my food choices.

I lost 0.6 lbs this week. I'm very happy with that and this week I'm already tracking and dedicating myself to succeed. I think I lost less than that the week before. I'm trying to remind myself that slow progress is still progress.

Well friends, that's all I have to report for now. Thanks for joining me in this health journey.