Friday, April 22, 2016

Negative Nelly vs Positive Polly

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I have come to the conclusion stepping on the scales more than once a week is bad for my motivation and self esteem. I weigh in on Sunday mornings and last Sunday, after two weeks on the new Weight Watchers Online program, I was down 5.2 pounds. That's about as much as this bag of flour. I was feeling pretty good about this whole weight loss thing.

This past Wednesday I stepped on the scales to see how my week was going and the numbers screamed at me that I had regained 3 pounds! I KNEW I had been following the WW plan correctly. I KNEW that weight could have been the result of water retention or even sore muscles from beginning a new workout routine. At that point logic didn't seem to matter. It was extremely discouraging to see those numbers when I was trying so hard!

The old me would have listened to Negative Nelly yelling in my head to just give up and run for the first bag of chocolate I could get my hands on.

The NEW, IMPROVED me listened to Positive Polly whispering in my head, "You can do this!", so I just took a deep breath, stepped off the scales and continued to follow the plan.

This Sunday I will weight in and no matter what those pesky numbers say I will know in my heart that I've overcome the first of many hurdles on the road back to a healthier me. Positive Polly's voice might be tiny, but my potential is to be MIGHTY enough one day to carry all that extra weight on my head instead of my hips!

Happy Weekend everybody...

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016


I know people visiting my blog must be looking at the posting date of last September and wonder if I've given up on my new year's goal to lose weight already? While my original goal was unexpectedly sidetracked by things like illness and LIFE, I have NOT, I'm happy to say, given up on my goal of getting healthier.

My 9 WW point dinner

I've just decided to return to my weight loss roots of some thirty years ago and joined the Weight Watchers Online Plus Program. It was a deal I couldn't pass up. For only $49 I have complete access to the WW International website to help me stay on track and accountable for the food choices I make. I even have the free mobile app loaded on my phone and it is a God send! So many cool tips and tricks come with that little app and it even has a 24/7 feature to link me to a live person whenever I need them for questions, encouragement, to talk me off the get the idea...;~)

My 9 point WW snack

This isn't my first journey with Weight Watchers. Many, many years ago, before my first child...and my first divorce...I weighted the heaviest I had ever weighed bofore (at least at that time) and I wanted to lose some weight. I joined during a time when you're only option was weekly meetings and hand writing down every morsel going into your mouth. While I was overwhelmingly shy, I LOVED those meetings and ended up being the only one at that particular location to actually LOSE weight during the holidays that particular year. I even ended up losing over 80 pounds and came within 10 pounds of my goal weight before allowing negative talk from others to crush my weight loss goals.

My 4 WW point snack

Now I have joined for me and no one else. The negative people from my past are no longer around to weigh me down or tell me I can't do this! I'M in charge of my weight loss destiny and since it took a long time to put the extra weight ON, I'm not going to stress over the fact it will take some time to take the extra weight OFF. I'm just keeping my eyes on the prize of a healthier me and full steam ahead!

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