Weekly Weigh In – Small Victories

Weekly Weigh In

It’s time for another weekly weigh in!  I headed over to my Weight Watchers meeting on Sunday morning.  Of course, it’s always great to see all my pals once I get there.  I knew I’d had a good week with my food and activity, so I was actually excited to hop on the scale.  Thankfully, my work for the week was rewarded and I lost 1 pound.  Woo Hoo!

Over the past 16 weeks, even with the holidays thrown in, I’m still averaging 0.9 pounds of weight loss per week.  Now I’m sure some people may be thinking to themselves that 0.9 per week doesn’t seem that fast.  Honestly, I would have been feeling that way in the past as well.  We all seem to want to lose our excess weight overnight even though it probably took years of overeating to put it all on.

Thankfully, the topic of this week’s meeting was just what I needed to hear to remind me that I’m not doing so badly.  It was all about building on our small victories to create a path for long-term success.  So, even though I may “only” be averaging 0.9 per week, when you multiply that by 52 weeks in the year, that means I would be down nearly 50.  I don’t know about you, but hey, I’ll take a 50 pound weight loss any time!  Even if my loss were even less than 0.9, it could still add up over time.  In fact, my pal Andrea posted this on Facebook which was a great reminder:

Keep Going

In other news, there were also three new products available at my local center this week.  They should be rolling out to all U.S. meeting rooms by early February, so if they aren’t available in your area yet, they should be soon.  There is a new 24 oz. double walled tumbler, a new cookbook full of recipes that can be prepared on a budget (including a chapter on slow cooker recipes), and a new chocolate chunk snack bar.

New Products

I’ve already skimmed through the cookbook and there are some really yummy sounding recipes that I can’t wait to try!  I think at the top of my list will be the Mexican-Style Beef and Hominy Stew.  It’s a Simply Filling/Simple Start recipe for the slow cooker.  For those following the Tracking method is 8 PointsPlus value per 1.75 cup serving.

How do you celebrate the small victories on your journey?  Do they motivate you to keep going and stick with it?  Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

Until next time …

melissayuku

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Comments: 7

  1. thehappymommyproject 27 January, 2014 at 6:58 am Reply

    Way to go! Progress is progress. I know that I have been slow too, especially since I have been struggling to exercise. But those little bits really do add up over time.

    And another word on losing slow: I think it makes it more sustainable, less painful, and you will be more likely to stick with it. There are faster ways to lose weight, but they are really difficult and/or painful. Pain and difficulty will push me right off the bandwagon. Slow and steady is the way to go!
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  2. Nanci @ This Crazy Life of Mine 27 January, 2014 at 8:48 am Reply

    Those small victories add up so they should absolutely be celebrated! Also, in my opinion, it’s better to lose weight slowly and gradually than too fast. )
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  3. andy 27 January, 2014 at 9:31 am Reply

    Way to go! Every little bit adds up to success!
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  4. Bitch on a Diet 27 January, 2014 at 1:28 pm Reply

    Good for you! I feel like I haven’t had any victories since the holidays, but I keep trying and at least I’m not giving up!

  5. Stephanie (@AaHSteph) 27 January, 2014 at 3:27 pm Reply

    Way to go! It’s hard to remember that Biggest Loser like results are so unlikely and we can still get where we want to be in a slower and healthier way.

    I try to treat myself to something special (new earrings, night out, pedicure, etc) when I meet a mini goal I’ve set for myself.
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  6. Kristi 27 January, 2014 at 6:04 pm Reply

    Great post! .9 a week is awesome! I have been managing around .8 a week for a while and that really adds up. Nice to know there are other people going low and slow too. Thanks for reminding me to keep going.

  7. Dani 28 January, 2014 at 11:44 am Reply

    I think you’re doing really well!
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