March Mindset

March Mindset

Over the past few weeks, I’ve realized I’ll be turning 35 this year – in less than 8 months. Something about that just kind of hit me. 35 is the official midpoint of my thirties, and before I know it, 40 will be around the corner. In thinking about it, I realized that much of my life is exactly the way I’ve wanted it – I have a husband who is my partner in every way, two healthy girls that adore each other, a home of our own, and amazing friends, even if they are far away. I also realized…

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I Wish I had Weight Watchers as a Teenager.

I Wish I had Weight Watchers as a Teenager.

On Saturday in my Weight Watchers meeting, my leader mentioned in passing the news that Weight Watchers was going to start offering free memberships to teens 13-17. I didn’t think much of it other than an “oh, that’s a cool idea.” That is, until tonight when I started seeing the backlash – specifically, this article. While I understand her points and her opinion – I 100% respectfully disagree with her. If you go read the article, she immediately launches into a conversation about body shaming and its effect on children. And I have to wonder. Has she ever been to…

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WW Freestyle: First Impressions

WW Freestyle: First Impressions

Today, after hearing about the changes all week long, we finally got the new Weight Watchers Freestyle program. I’ve heard good things, grumblings, and more, but honestly? I’m really glad the changes are here. One of the things I love about Weight Watchers releasing program changes at the end of the year is that it gives me a bit of a reset before the new year begins. Because let’s face it – EVERYONE is going to hope on the weight loss train come January 1, and I’m happy to be just a little bit ahead of it. So, first impressions…

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Weight Watchers Saturday – 8.19.17

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…

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No More Weight Stigma – Being a Better, Healthier Role Model for My Girls

No More Weight Stigma – Being a Better, Healthier Role Model for My Girls

I don’t want them to use the words “fat” and “skinny.” In fact, I don’t even want to use those words in our house. I want them to use positive words – strong, healthy, energetic, active. I don’t want them to hear me or Chris being negative about our bodies. I don’t want to put any of those negative thoughts in their head and I don’t want their internal dialogue to reflect their weight the way mine has for as long as I can remember. I want better for my girls. I do not want a number to define their self-worth. They are more than that.

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Where I’m At {A Weight Loss Update}

Where I’m At {A Weight Loss Update}

It’s been a while since I talked about my weight loss journey around here. Honestly, it’s because I’ve been stuck. And being stuck is not exactly fun to write about. If you’re new around here, you may want to catch up on when I’ve previously written about my weight (here). Basically, the short story is that I’ve battled my weight all my life. Thanks to Weight Watchers, I lost it all in college, but then my life happened. I graduated. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism (which makes me hold on to weight like crazy). I got married and had Abbie,…

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Our Weekend {2.9.15}

Our Weekend {2.9.15}

This weekend was amazing and went by way too fast. I’m not going to bore you with a long recap, so here’s the highlights. 2.4 pound weight loss at Weight Watchers. BOOM.   Time with my mom and two of my sisters…with no pictures. Failed that one. Breakfast sandwich prep.   Gorgeous 60 degree weather in February so we were actually able to take Abbie outside. She got to play with Play-dough for the first time, and wanted to carry it around with her. It was a little bit weird, but that’s my child for you.   How was your…

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Oh, Hey Friday {2.6.15}

Oh, Hey Friday {2.6.15}

So, I totally didn’t mean to skip posting all week… but I did. It was a bit of a crazy one for us and there was just no time to blog. It happens, right? Darn life, always getting in the way. Anyway, I’m keeping it simple today but doing one of my favorite linkups – here’s my five! ONE So, the highlight of our week was buying our first new appliance for our house…because our dryer died. I did laundry Friday night and the dryer wouldn’t start, so that was fun. It was a really old dryer that came with…

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Setting Small SMART Goals for Weight Loss

Setting Small SMART Goals for Weight Loss

In my Weight Watchers meeting on Saturday, if got another reminder of why if love these meetings so much. Every week, there’s a specific topic every Weight Watchers meeting touches on. This week, we talked about goals and how to have a plan to meet them. Goals can be really specific or really broad, but in my experience, it’s the small, specific goals that are the best. They’re a lot easier to meet, and it creates a snowball effect. At work, they’re often called SMART goals – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. As much as I hate to use…

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My Favorite Weight Loss Tips

My Favorite Weight Loss Tips

Good morning all! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! We had a full one, and now I’m ready to tackle another busy week. I don’t know about you, but one of the hardest parts of my week is keeping a good handle on eating well and getting some exercise in. When you’re away from home for nearly 12 hours a day and have a toddler, it makes it difficult to balance. Despite that, I’ve been on a roll with my weight loss the past few weeks (down 1.6 in two weeks!), and I’m here to share with you what’s…

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