Weight Watchers Saturday – 8.19.17

Yep, another Saturday Weight Watchers post. I’m going to be doing these as much as I can to keep up with my progress and talk a little bit about what our meeting topic was this week. Here we go!

To be honest, I had a bit of a rough week. It started with a family dinner at my sister’s house… and she made cheesecake. I had a hard time recovering from the weekend, and all the candy around at work didn’t help. There are literally candy bowls all over my office – and sweets are my weakness. I ended up breaking down about it on Thursday night in what I hope was my turning point. I was really careful about what I ate all day on Friday and ended up with a loss of .8 this week. After thinking I was going to gain multiple pounds, that feels like a victory!

This week’s topic was debunking weight loss myths – the ones we’ve undoubtedly all heard. That certain foods can boost your metabolism, that you shouldn’t eat after a certain time, that you should cut out food groups. Honestly, none of that is true. One simple thing is – weight loss is a simple equation of what you take in and what you take out. Whatever method you use to track that is up to you.

That doesn’t, of course, mean that all foods are the same. I could eat 7 SmartPoints of candy or 7 SmartPoints worth of chicken and veggies, but they’re not going to have the same effect on me. One is going to fuel me and the other just tastes good. It’s about making the right choices for what your body needs and adjusting accordingly. It’s about making sure you learn to make choices you can live with for life, rather than trying a short-term fix.

My goal for this week is simple – to make good choices, continue to stay on track, and stay away from the candy bowl at work! If you’d like to follow along, I created a second Instagram account here where I’ll be tracking my meals, weekly weigh-ins, and any activity. Hope you all have a great week!

 

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1 Comment

  1. August 21, 2017 / 9:40 am

    This week I am going to struggle with temptation. I have something 3 nights that will require me eating out. YUCK! But I’m going to plan ahead and focus on making good decisions not to mention use those weeklies to my benefit.