Weekly Weigh In – Routines

Weekly Weigh In
This week’s meeting topic at Weight Watchers was all about routines.  In keeping with that, I followed my typical Sunday morning routine and headed over to my meeting for my weekly weigh in.  See what I did there? )

Just like the previous week, I went into my meeting having completed a great week!  I stuck with my eating plan every day. I drank lots of water. I got in some activity.  I checked off my Good Health Guidelines.  The result?  A maintain. bleh

My initial reaction? Honestly? I just wanted to say screw it and go out and eat a bunch of crap food. My brain immediately went to that place of wondering why on earth I’m putting myself through all of this hard work and then not even see the reward for my efforts.

Instead of going off on a binge, I did two very smart things.  First, rather than just bolting from the center as I might have done in my previous time on Weight Watchers, I stuck around for the meeting so I could see my friends.  Secondly, I reached out to those friends and shared my frustrations with my pals Dee and Kerry.  In order to help me stay on track this week, Kerry suggested we touch base with each other on a daily basis this week. Brilliant! By holding myself accountable to check in with Kerry, it will help keep me on the straight and narrow and not give in to my emotional reaction to the scale.

I guess I technically did three smart things. After leaving my meeting, I headed to the grocery store. I stocked up on lots of healthy foods for the week and plan to switch to Simply Filling again this week. I just seem to gravitate toward eating a lot more processed foods when I’m following Tracking. I do so much better about eating cleanly when I follow Simply Filling.  Here’s a peek at what I bought:

Grocery Haul
After I got home from the grocery store and had put everything away, I decided to check in on social media. I have so many awesome Weight Watchers/weight loss pals on Instagram and my Facebook page that I decided to share about my weigh in experience there as well. It was so awesome receiving support from my online pals, too!

Keep On Keeping On
As I was settling in for the afternoon waiting for the Super Bowl to start (Congratulations, Seattle!), I was thinking more about the topic of setting routines.  In many ways, I feel like I’m actually doing really well when it comes to healthy routines. There are several routines I have in place that are also definitely helping me on this journey.  Here are just a few of them:

  • Posting Daily Positives on my Instagram feed.
  • Walking a lap around the perimeter of my office building (~1/4 mile) every time I take a bathroom break.
  • Other than my morning coffee, not allowing myself to drink any flavored beverages until I’ve consumed at least 48 oz. of water.

On top of those, here are some new routines I’ll be working on this week:

  • As mentioned before, touching base with Kerry every day.
  • Get at least 7 hours of sleep per day.
  • Eat a fruit and/or vegetable with every meal.
  • Eat protein with every meal.

What are some of your healthy routines? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Until next time …

melissayuku

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Comments: 5

  1. Denise @ Do you have that in my size??? 3 February, 2014 at 5:21 am Reply

    The scale is an unpredictable, unreliable beast, and I’ve learned more patience from dealing with it than I had before, that’s for sure.

    My healthy routines include packing breakfast and lunch to take with me to work, fruit or veggie with each meal, no coffee until I’ve had at least 16 oz of water (morning) / no iced coffee until after 32oz of water (lunch), and staying for the WW meeting every week. It’s tough when I’m knocked off of those routines because I get so used to everything flowing along like clockwork but it forces me to make new healthy plans when my normal schedule is interrupted and that’s good, too.

  2. Cheri 3 February, 2014 at 8:10 am Reply

    Yeah, I did a great job this week too, on plan, reasonable indulgences…. and a two pound gain. It’s been frustrating. After 80+ pounds I’ve been stuck for about 6 months. Dropped a size in clothes, but since August I’m gaining and losing the same stubborn 5 lbs. It’ll break, right?

    My routines: pack a healthy lunch (with snacks) every day, tea instead of caving in to carb-craving (I’m still not 100% on this one), protein with every meal, fruit and/or veggie with every meal. After Sunday’s meeting I’m adding the “put down your fork and sip water” routine.

  3. andy 3 February, 2014 at 8:36 am Reply

    Routines can be so helpful. I’m glad you have someone to check in with every day!!
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  4. Sarah S 3 February, 2014 at 4:24 pm Reply

    They are some great routines ) I am sure the scale will be going the other week this week. Remember it’s not always the number we need to focus on – it’s how we are feeling in our body, I’m sure your hard work is paying of in other areas
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  5. suzanne 25 February, 2014 at 7:39 am Reply

    I gave myself a kick in the butt this week too! Back to ww’s online and simplyfilling
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