Sometimes people ask me why I follow Weight Watchers over other programs. I go because I find the system easy to follow and I enjoy the meetings. I like the opportunity to connect with others who are going through the same things as me or have successfully already reached their goal. I really like the group at my meetings. They are an amazing bunch and a lot of the people who attend have successfully lost 80+ pounds. I often feel inspired when I leave.
I noticed that when I skipped the meetings I fell off the wagon. I returned in mid-November and since then I have been doing really well and have had a loss each week. I am really hard on myself sometimes that I left and allowed myself to fall off the wagon, but as my Weight Watchers leader, who lost 92 pounds to reach goal, reminded me – she joined and left Weight Watchers 5 times before it clicked and she lost the weight. I think it is pretty common that we have good times and bad. We click at different times. So far I’ve been doing really well this past 6 weeks or so. I am hoping I keep this up!
As I shared in my Non-Scale Victories post, I did a great job avoiding temptations this past week. I said no to the foods I really didn’t need and kept up with my workouts. The results definitely showed on the scale.
Results = – 3.4 pounds
Total challenge loss = 10.4 pounds
I lost 3.4 pounds the week of Christmas. I think that is pretty awesome. I am proud of myself! Now, I just need to get through New Year’s Eve and I will have survived the holiday season!
My strategy for New Year’s Eve is to enjoy myself. One night will not make or break my weight loss. I am hosting the party this year and I will make sure I eat healthy that day and then I am not going to stress about it. I will enjoy the night and then get back into my schedule the next day. What is your plan for getting through the end of the holiday season?