Yesterday my Weight Watchers buddy told me that she wasn't going to go to the meeting because she didn't want to weigh in. It's been a tough week for her, very emotional, very frustrating, very upsetting. I encouraged her to go to the meeting, take a pass on weighing in, but not to avoid the meeting because she knew the scale would be up. I explained to her that the number on the scale is just that, a number, at a point in time, that doesn't reflect her as a person, it's just a number. After much discussion and thought, she did go to the meeting, and she did step on the scale. To her surprise she was only up 0.4 pounds. My friend has done fantastic with her weight loss. She started this journey in June and has lost almost 40 pounds now. I am so proud of her!
There were also donuts in our office yesterday. And 9 years ago, donuts were there own food group in my world. I would have had one donut in secret, gone back and had another one when someone was around, then maybe go back and sneak another one! I am so proud of myself now, I wanted that boston creme filled donut so bad, but checked out the WW points on line and decided that even after a successful weigh in the donut wasn't worth 8 points! That's almost 1/3 of my points for the day. I had a can of potato bacon soup for 5 points and was much more satisfied than I would have been with that single donut!
My new mantra (I set up a text reminder so that this would come to my phone mid morning every day to remind myself of my mantra):
I am the only one who can do this for myself.
I make the choice of what I put in my mouth and what I don't.
I make the choice to exercise or not daily
I make the choice to have a positive frame of mind
I make the choice to be healthy!
Goals for today:
~ 80 oz water
~ 10,000 steps
~ plan menu for next week
~ grocery list
~ keep an open mind
~ journal every bite
~ journal thoughts and feelings surrounding eating today
~ smile at least once an hour
~ learn something new and remember what I learned
~ eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal and snack
~ focus on this lifestyle I have chosen for myself and don't sweat the small stuff