MWLISS: WW Workshops

Thursday, January 23, 2020

I decided to start the year by enrolling in WW Workshops. The last time I attended one, it was called "meetings." I was also a stay-at-home mom of a sweet baby and a one-year-old. I was only able to attend the meetings for a few months. Money was tight so I decided to take everything I learned and do it on my own. It worked. I journaled and I lost weight.

Once we found out we were expecting our third baby, I took a break and resumed my food journaling again. I successfully lost all the baby weight plus many unnecessary pounds.
I decided to start running marathons after that. I was in shape for my first one. Life got complicated and I started gaining weight incrementally afterward. I would lose a bit but I remember being so discouraged after a few years of not being able to manage my weight.

I wish I could join WW again. I had such a good experience. I did the best I could with what I had. I kept running, I kept taking care of my nutrition the best I could.
Once I got back to working full-time, I decided to join WW online. The little money I invested in the membership would be worth it. I joined November of 2017. I've lost weight these past two weeks. It has been slow, which I don't mind at all. I learned to see slow progress as progress. I rejoiced in the fact that I haven't gained weight in two years. I rejoice because taking care of my health has been a priority it is wise.

Late last year, we moved to a new community. Once I was blessed with a job, I decided to join WW Workshops. I enjoyed the accountability. I enjoyed the motivation. I also enjoyed the results.
This year, I cleared my schedule and went. I found the spirit of WW Workshops to be the same. I was warmly welcomed by everyone. The leader did an amazing job in giving me a new member orientation. I know, I've been a member for a while but I wanted to go through the orientation. The more I can absorb, the more successful I'll be.

Week two of Workshops was really good in terms of the things I learned. The leader spoke about arranging our environment for success. As I sat there, I thought about all the obstacles I had the week before and the week after. I quickly realized they would always be there. The important thing is this goal I have. The goal is worth all the effort it takes to get there and to rearrange my life in order to reach it.

I lost 2.6 pounds in the first week. I won't know the results of week 2 until later on.
My goal is to arrive at a healthy weight and live there.
I also noticed that making community in the meetings would take extra effort on my part. I do hope I will meet some people I can encourage and vice-versa.

Thanks for joining me in this journey! Next time, I will tell you about all the different obstacles I face when trying to focus on my goal when it comes to working full-time. I also have to tell you my opinion about the Purple plan now that I've been in it for a while.

WW start weight: 175 lbs
First Goal: 150 lbs
Second Goal: 146 lbs
Third Goal: 136 lbs