Thursday, July 30, 2015

Move Forward Friday, July 31st

Last night, I went to my Weight Watchers meeting to weigh in.  I haven't been since July 9, 2015 so I really needed to go back.  It's been a rough couple of weeks and I was feeling pretty miserable and in a negative place.  I had a gain of 0.6 this week.  I decided earlier in the day that I would stay after for the new member meeting because I really needed to go back to basics.  I am starting a challenge for one of the threads that I start that is called "Back to Basics" Challenge.  I am truly going back to the basics.  I am going to be weighing and measuring and trying to plan my meals.  If all goes well, perhaps I can pre-track like I used to.    I talked to my leader, Susan about sharing my tracker with her.  I feel if I am being held accountable and showing it to someone else helps me be accountable.  I know this is a process and I'm really starting over because I'm almost back up to the weight that I was when I started years ago.  I'm not focusing on that though.  I am going to focus on how I feel and not just the number on the scale.  This is all about progress not perfection.  My challenge is basically as follows:

I'm thinking we start here with the challenge:

08/01/2015: This week focus on Water and vitamin/mineral supplement.

08/08/2015: This week focus on 1 to 2 servings of lean protein and continue with week 1.

08/15/2015: This week focus on getting 2 dairy servings and 2 tsp of healthy oils and continue with weeks 1 and 2. Serving are 1 cup of milk or yogurt or 1.5 oz of most cheeses.

08/22/2015: This week focus on 5 servings of fruits and veggies and whole grains. Servings are 1 cup for leafy greens and ½ cup for all other veggies and fruits. Also continue with weeks 1, 2 and 3 challenges.

08/29/2015: This week try to get 10 minutes of exercise each day.


Since I’m on Weight Watchers, it’s geared more towards the Good Health Guidelines that are shown on the Weight Watchers web page.  There is a possibility that I may switch to the Simply Filling, but I haven’t made that decision yet.  I want to try to get comfortable meal prepping a little first and then perhaps make the switch.  For me, week 1 is also including TRACKING.  I have discovered that tracking is far more important to me that I was making it.  I need to track and I need to know what I’ve eaten if I am truly going to make changes.  Hope everyone has a blessed Friday!  I’m moving forward and tomorrow is the start of my challenge.  Please feel free to join me! 

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