I have to be completely honest about my struggles lately. I’ve been in such a funk that I feel like I’ve gotten more and more away from WW and not following the program like I should. I believe in the WW program and I know that it works as long as you work the program and follow it. I had lost over 50lbs and was doing great. I fell off the wagon a bunch of times but always got right back on. During the holidays I had quite a few gains and since then I have lost/gained about the same 15lbs or so. Right now I am sitting at about a 36lb weight loss and I’m so disappointed in myself.
I could sit here and make a million excuses for why I haven’t lost as much as I wanted to but the truth is that excuses are not going to get me to my goal. I am the one responsible for my weight loss and I am the one that has sabotaged my progress, so I am the one that has to consciously make the decision whether or not to keep going. I choose to keep going and I am determined to reach my goal weight by the time I turn 40 next April. In order to do that I have to make the changes that I’ve talked about in previous posts. I have to stay accountable and follow the WW program like I have done in the past. I know it works as long as I keep at it.
This is what I’ve come up with for getting myself back into the right mindset and staying on track:
- Track everything I eat
- Exercise at least 20 minutes each day
- If I go over my points, get right back on track the next meal
- Go to bed at 9pm so that I’m not tempted to snack late at night
When I am feeling stressed and tempted to eat I will:
- Remind myself of my goals and ask myself if eating the food will get me there
- Read a book
- Drink a glass of water
- Clean something in my house
- Listen to some music
- Take a shower
- Play with my kids
- Play with my cats/dogs
- Share something on instagram
Hopefully with making these lists, I will be able to look at them when I need to in order to help me stay focused and keep working toward my goal. I know that I have to do this, not just to lose the weight but also to be healthier overall. I can tell that I’ve put on some weight and I honestly feel miserable. I don’t want to feel like this anymore so I know that I have to do whatever I can to work hard and follow my plan.