Day 161 Weight Loss Journey Keep Me Accountable

Day 161 Weight Loss Journey Keep Me Accountable

Day 161 Weight Loss Journey Keep Me AccountableI’m now at about 5-1/2 months on this Weight Watchers Smart Points System diet and I’m still on track with a total loss of 30.5 pounds.

I have lost my enthusiasm for doing Facebook Live videos for right now but I will be back doing them soon. I just have some personal stuff going on and I have a hard time faking happy when I’m not.

A friend took me to lunch the other day for my Birthday and I didn’t really pay attention to the points, as she was buying with a coupon but it didn’t seem to hinder my loss for the week.

I’m sure if I did that every other day or something like that, of course I would start gaining weight back but I am really fighting hard to continue losing, no matter how small of an amount it is for the week.  The numbers seem to vary from a loss of 1/2 pound to 4 pounds per week.

The main thing for me is that I do feel better.  With the extra weight I was lugging around, I was having a hard time breathing and that has improved greatly.  Very little shortness of breath at all now.

My daughter’s wedding is in two weeks (August 31st) and I have reached my goal I made for myself which was to lose 30 to 40 pounds by that time.  So I should be down another two pounds by the date of her actual wedding.

Then I will set another goal that I will work towards. I believe setting your goals too high in the beginning are a prelude to failure.  If I had set my goal for the total amount I want to lose, there is no way I would have made it by the wedding and I would have just given up.  So by creating smaller goals that are more attainable, it makes this so much easier.

Day 161 Weight Loss Journey Keep Me Accountable-

I also feel that making my “Weight Loss Journey” public online has helped me to stick with it.  Those times that I do feel like straying from the diet or cheating, I think of my next “Accountability Report” I will be making and I want to be able to say, “Yes, I’m still on track and I’m still losing weight.”

There are so many diet programs out there and I’m not saying one is better than any other, just that Weight Watchers works for me.  >>>> Take at look at Weight Watchers (Aff.) and see if it might be right for you.

In a few months, I will start to post my before and after pictures.  It’s still a little too embarrassing at this time to put the pictures up there for all to see.

I’m not sure what I will reward myself with when I do reach my ultimate goal.  I’m not crazy about fashion. I’m just a country gal who likes her jeans and T-shirts.  Maybe I’ll buy myself a new pair of jeans and a new T-shirt or I might buy another handbag. 🙂

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Weight Loss Journey

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I’ll be the first to admit that I have not always taken care of myself like I should. I like food and I eat pretty much Weight Loss Journeywhat I want. I’ve always had problems with my weight but it really got out of hand after I quit smoking.  So join in with me or follow me as I start this “Weight Loss Journey.”

In the past when I would try to lose weight, I really wouldn’t tell anyone about it.  That way if I messed up or just stopped all together, I didn’t have to be accountable to anyone but myself and that guilt feeling would go away pretty quickly with a bowl of ice cream or chips.

This time it’s going to be different. I have a few reasons that I am going to put this out in the public.

  1. Hold myself accountable for staying on my “Weight Loss Journey.”
  2. I am so sick and tired of being in pain, sick and tired all of the time.
  3. I look at other people and wonder if they feel like I do or are they okay with it? I decided if they were okay with the extra weight, then I could be okay with it too. That’s just wrong.
  4. My daughter is getting married at the end of August 2017. I may not be down to my total goal of weight loss by that time but I ‘WILL’ weigh less than I do now; for her and myself.
  5. I have two wonderful grandchildren that I want to be around to see them grow up, marry and have children or whatever they decide to do in life. My granddaughter wants to be a veterinarian and I’m sure my grandson wants to play professional baseball. I want to be there for both of those events.

So my blog is going to take a bit of a different turn for a while as I start my “Weight Loss Journey” and I am also challenging myself to do Facebook Live videos each day with my progress. 

As I mentioned before, I used to be a smoker and smoked for about 40 years.  One day 6-1/2 years ago, I was given a choice of not knowing where I would be living or give up smoking and live in a beautiful house, in a gated community with my second mom.  Well, that was a “no-brainer.” 

I sort of surprised myself that I quit smoking December 15, 2010 at 11am in the morning and I haven’t gone back. I did buy a couple of the throw away e-cigarettes in the last 6-1/2 years but I didn’t really use them at all. I just had them there in case I got a little weak and thought about smoking again.

Weight Loss JourneySo I do have the willpower needed. It just has to be a decision made in my own time and for my own reasons and that time is “NOW.”

Stay tuned for tomorrow when I will be doing my first Facebook Live video. I’m not a fan of doing videos but I think this time it is important for many reasons. I’m not sure yet what time I will go live but you can always catch the replay or the re-run of “The Monna Ellithorpe Show.” 

Weight Loss JourneyPlease share this and tell all your friends and associates, so you can keep me accountable for my “Weight Loss Journey” over the next  “XX” months.

Have you had similar problems with your weight in the past? 

Share your story in the comments section below and let me know how you did it. 

What worked for you?

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