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 – Day 33

Weight Loss Journey – Day 33


Weight Loss Journey - Day 33Good morning or afternoon wherever you are in the world. I hope today is a good one for you.  This is my Thursday update of my “Weight Loss Journey – Day 33.”  


I will be adding a Facebook Live later today announcing my success so far.  I haven’t kept up very well with my Facebook Live videos but “I AM” keeping myself accountable.


So be sure to watch  my show from my Facebook Page; Monna Ellithorpe / Author and Writer  I usually go live with my videos about 6:30 pm EST but if you can’t make it, there is always the replay. 


I know I repeat myself when I talk about the new Weight Watchers Smart Points Program (Non Aff.) but it’s hard not to when you can truthfully say that you are having fun on this “diet.”  


Now, have you EVER heard anyone say that before?  I haven’t and I sure didn’t think I would ever be saying it.

Weight Loss Journey - Day 33 April-May-

As you can see from the calendars of April and May 2017, at 33 days on the program, I’m doing very well in terms of staying within my points range.  April 13th, I couldn’t eat everything I was supposed to eat, so no blue dot.  May 6th, I went a little bit over and used some of my weekly points (which they call wiggle room but I call them Wiggle Points) and no blue dot there either.  


You can still eat pretty much what you want to eat but you need to be honest with yourself and use your SmartPhone or the computer to look up the points of something you want to eat.  


Oh, and did I tell you that going to the grocery store is the most fun thing to do now.  Using your SmartPhone and the Weight Watchers phone app, you can scan the bar codes of the items you are considering buying and it will tell you how many points it is.  


I have a confession to make but it was and has been an honest mistake.  A few things I’ve scanned and decided it would fit into my daily plan, I did forget to read and see how many servings were in the package.  For example, today I had some tomato soup.  I scanned the bar code and it came up as 7 points which is a little high but I need to make another trip to the grocery store.  


I don’t know about you but I read labels a lot of times when I’m eating.  Wouldn’t you know that container held two servings instead of one?  I had already eaten most of it, so I will be going over my daily points today but not by much. I’ll just have a salad and a tangerine for dinner this evening.


That is a lesson learned and thinking back, I’m sure I’ve done that on a few other things, not realizing it but I’m still eating healthier and less than I was, so it all evens out.


I normally do a Facebook Live video at 6:30 pm EST on Thursdays to let everyone know how I’ve done the past week but for some reason by phone is not wanting to cooperate with the Facebook Live app.  I’ve tried multiple times with no success, so I’ll tell you my results here and hopefully I can figure out what the video problem is.


I’ve been on the Weight Watchers Smart Points Program (Non Aff.) now for 34 days and I have lost a total of 15.5 pounds. The amount I lost over the past week is just 2 pounds but they tell me that is pretty normal and I am happy with that. 


Since I’ve kind of gotten off track with the FB Live not working right for me, I’ll publish this post and work on getting the technical problems worked out by next Thursday. 


Weight Loss Journey - Keep Me Accountable

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