Weight Loss Journey – Keep Me Accountable –
Topic Weigh In and Staying Positive 5-18-2017
I am now at 42 days on the Weight Watchers Smart Points program (Non Aff.). I got to thinking today that anyone being on a diet or a “lifestyle change” for a lengthy amount of time is going to have slip-ups every now and then.
The key, in my opinion is to not lose your positivity about why you started this journey in the first place. Did you start to better your health, to fulfill a promise you made to yourself or maybe just a challenge to see if you can do it?
In my Facebook Live video you will hear me tell everyone that I didn’t lose not even a half pound this past week but the positive side to this is that, “I did not gain any weight back either; not even half a pound.”
That is still progress, in my way of thinking. You slip up or mess up one day, it’s not over. Don’t let the hard work you’ve already done go by the wayside and tell yourself “You can’t do this.”
You can do this, you have or in my case, I have been doing it for 42 days and there is no reason to stop now.
As we grow older it is harder to lose weight and of course we all know that men can seem to lose it without even trying at times. It’s not about what anyone else can do or has done. It’s about what you are doing and why you are doing it. Never lose sight of the ultimate goal.
I don’t like to cook, so most of my diet consists of something easy that I can stick in the microwave. If you really try, you can find some pretty good meals in the frozen food section of your grocery store. I especially like Lean Cuisine and have a few favorites that I buy each week.
I had no idea you could buy frozen foods from Amazon and even Walmart. Walmart, I know that you can order and they will bring it out to you while you are waiting in the car but it says they will not ship. Amazon, looks to be a little more expensive and I’m thinking probably because of the time and care to keep the food frozen until it arrives. But if you are in a bind and can’t get out to shop for yourself, this could be an option for you.
These are a few of my favorites from Lean Cuisine. These usually run around 8 or 9 points with the Weight Watcher’s Smart Points Program (Non Aff.) so you need to plan ahead if you are going to have one of these as your lunch or dinner.
As I mentioned, Walmart does not ship food but you can pick it up at the store.
I really like the Crystal Light drinks but they do have quite a bit of preservatives and artificial sweeteners in them, so that would have to be a choice you would make on your own. I’ve decided to stop drinking them (fruit punch was my favorite) because it seems like I am having headaches. So, you have to make your own choices but if you do decide to drink Crystal Light, in terms of flavor, the fruit punch is the best.
Another of my snack favorites are the sugar-free puddings. They also have Splenda in them but it’s not like you are drinking them all day long, like I was the Crystal Light, so I really don’t see much of a problem with these and they get you over that little bump in the road when you need something sweet.
So, as I sit here finishing this post, while eating my sugar-free dark chocolate Jell-O (t) pudding, I’m wishing everyone that is going through their own weight loss journey do well with it.
Or maybe you haven’t yet gotten to the point where you’ve made that decision on your own that it’s time to do something about it; don’t be too hard on yourself. You will know when the time is right for you to start your journey.
Feel free to contact me if you are struggling with weight loss or thinking about starting your own journey because I’d like to give you some tips that I have found that helped me and maybe would also help you.
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Have you had to struggle with weight loss at any time? What has worked or not worked for you? Every person is different, so what works for me may not work for someone else but you never know until we talk. Leave your comments below.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, if you do any amount of shopping online make sure to sign up for Ebates.com (Aff.) . There are so many stores and sites that participate with giving money back (varied percentage amounts) if you are signed up with them.
I just received payment to my PayPal account a few days ago for $29.90 for purchases I’ve made and friends I’ve sent there to sign up.
Take and look and see how many online stores Ebates is associated with (about 2,000) and some of them are giving up to 40% cash back on certain purchases. It’s free, so why not check it out?