Accountability and Awareness are the two benefits I receive from Weight Watchers. If I track and record everything I eat and go to the weekly meetings, I lose weight. I don’t keep up with my records and start missing meetings…I gain weight.
Most people write everything down and keep their records by hand. I am a gadget nut…iPhone 4, iPad2, Kindle and a Dell mini-laptop. So when I realized there was an app for that (tracking), I jumped on it. I love it! There is also eTools online to help with tracking, recipes, activity suggestions and more stuff then I can write about for now. The point is the WeightWatchers program works for me because it gives me a realistic approach to fueling my body.
Weighing every week is so important for me. I want everyone to know that the scale is just a tool. Try not to get on it every day. Find a meeting time that fits your schedule and attend the same meeting and weigh-in the same time of day every week. This is the best way to get accurate readings.
Some weeks you may have a surprisingly big loss. “Wow! This is great.” You feel fantastic. Next week you may not lose anything or may even gain a small amount. Just keep being honest with yourself about what and how much you are eating and keep good records, because over time you will lose weight. Notice that the total weight loss is 25.2 Lbs. Reality is I lost almost 40 but then gained back 14 lbs. What happen? I didn’t keep records and skipped two months of meetings.
So when I look at this week’s loss I am pleased. How did it happen? Kept good records, ate lots of FRESH fruits and vegetables and walked three times.
Imagine that! I did those simple things and lost 5 lbs. Am I happy? Sure, but this is a journey. I just have to take care of today…1 day at a time.
Happily Married to Michele and living in central Texas.