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:
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.
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 …