Happy Wednesday & welcome to post-holiday eating! I don’t know about all of you, but I’m kind of glad to see holiday festivities winding down. My body is definitely ready to get back to cleaner eating and more movement, that’s for sure! I didn’t weigh in at my meeting on Sunday, so I’ll have to wait and report my results for my Thanksgiving to New Year maintenance challenge after my meeting on Dec. 30.
First of all, let me say welcome to all of you who have stopped by the past couple of days after searching for information on Weight Watchers 360. I’m going to assume this sudden spike in traffic is due to the new Expect Amazing ad campaign that kicked off yesterday. If that is the case, then you might want to check out all of my recent Weight Watchers 360 posts. Whatever the reason, I’m glad you stopped by to visit!
Oh, and speaking of Expect Amazing, today is the kick-off of another social media campaign for Weight Watchers. It’s Called the “I’m Only Human and I Did It Project.” It’s all about real people sharing their story to help encourage others that anyone can do it. I can’t wait to have time tonight to sit down and watch some of the videos! For now, I’ll leave you with a video of Kendra sharing her story.
One of the things I like best about the Routines part is how there is one topic per month that the leader is really focusing on in a more in-depth approach. As an example, the Routine for this month is all about packing a healthy snack. At each meeting, we spend a few minutes discussing that particular topic and ways to better incorporate it into our lives. I think by focusing on it for a full month, it’s had a much bigger impact on me than something mentioned just once during a regular meeting topic.
Now, don’t get me wrong, that’s not meant to denigrate the importance of the weekly meeting topic in any way. They are definitely important! I just think spending time repeatedly focusing on one small change in Routine we can make will really pay off in the long run. I actually find myself each morning now thinking about packing a healthy snack to take with me. That’s not really something I did in the past, so that’s a good thing! Repetition clearly is a key to success for me. I guess doing/hearing things repeatedly helps it finally sink in to my thick skull.
Next, I just want to take a moment to thank you all so much for the support over my recent Expect Amazing post. Your comments and emails of support meant the world to me, especially the ones talking about my vacation photo situation. I’m really trying to take your words to heart. I have a mini vacation/long weekend with in Vegas with a group of awesome friends happening three weeks. One of my goals for that trip will be to worry less about how I look and more on just enjoying the moment and getting photos with my friends. I know it will be a huge
struggle challenge for me, but I’m going to be my best to be brave.
Now that things have basically wound down between vacation, end of my term at school, and the holidays, I’m really looking forward to finally digging in to the Success Handbook that was part of Ultimate Weight Watchers 360 Kit I purchased when the new program rolled out recently. Chapter One is titled Why Do the Work. Honestly, that chapter couldn’t come at a better time for me! I was talking on Skype recently with Tara of A Life Changing Journey about this very topic and that was even before I got this workbook!
I’m planning to spend some time over the days we have left until the New Year working on this chapter since it lays a lot of the groundwork for the subsequent chapters. It involves things like taking a current photo of yourself, taking measurements, etc. Part of what I love best about it is the positive visualization & reinforcement exercises included as well. One exercise encourages looking at the strengths you already possess that can help achieve your goals. I LOVE THAT! All too often, we can get so caught up on our weakness that we forget to look at the strengths we have that can help us.
One of the first strengths that came to my mind was something my Weight Watchers leader said to me in an email yesterday. I CAN accomplish anything to which I put my mind. I’m a manager in my career. Even though I work full-time, I’m also a full-time college student continuing my education. I commute just over 300 miles per week going to and from work. If I can do all that, I know I have what it takes within me to be successful at weight loss, too! I just have to want to want it. Thankfully, I truly believe I’m reaching that point in my life again. I’ve just gotten to the point where staying where I’m at is just harder than the hard it will take to lose the weight, know what I mean?
Until next time …