My Journey to a Healthier Me – Day 20

Been a few days since I posted. This past week following my program has been a bit challenging for me. I’ve been yo-yoing with losing a pound, gaining it back, losing it again, gaining a half pound back. I’ve also started feeling the challenges with not eating the snacks I’d like to, or drinking sweet tea instead of water. But I’m sticking to my program and I’m doing pretty good. I know that I lost a ton of weight my first two weeks and I know that I’m only supposed to lose 1#-2# per week to maintain a healthy weight loss. It’s just a little hard to not keep seeing losses on the scale.

I thought for sure I’d be down a pound this morning, instead I was up a half a pound. It’s an easy program to follow, but it can be hard to fight cravings. I try to stay busy and not give in to cravings. Last night I had to eat at least 12 more points before I went to bed. I wanted an orange, but that’s zero points so I ate some fruit snacks instead. Maybe that’s why I’m up the half pound?

Maybe I need to eat my snacks a little earlier in the evening and not wait so long at night to eat. Maybe I need to hit the treadmill more than once a week. I’m still figuring it all out. This is a lifetime change for me. This is about finding out what foods work well with my metabolism and which ones don’t.

I feel much better since I started Weight Watchers. I feel more confident in my skin, I feel sexier, I feel lighter and I like how my clothes are fitting better. But I have a long way to go. This isn’t a quick fix. I’ve got to remember it took me 5 months to lose 31 pounds back in 2003 when I first tried Weight Watchers. This doesn’t happen overnight. Stay the course.

Small, smart choices + consistency + time = radical difference.

I’ve kept that saying on my computer screen for the past two years. I’ve got to keep it in my mind.

~Ramble On

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About Missy Ray

I'm a 40-something, female CEAS I, Office Manager/Singer-in-a-band/Photographer/Crafter/Artist/Wanna-be-Entrepreneur who learns a little bit about myself with each passing day.
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