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Set Up Your Path

This week’s Weight Watcher’s topic revolved around “Setting Up Your Path For Success”. I like attending meetings here at Weight Watchers, for awhile I haven’t been going because of my birthday extravaganza. So they welcomed me with open arms once I stepped back in. Not to mention that I did gain some weight from the trip and wanted to get back into shape. So coming back was like getting together with your old girlfriends. They are like a support system like none other, as well as a boat load of knowledge with tips and tricks to help you through the week. 

The topic of this week was actually something that I’ve been doing as of recent, but didn’t really implement into my daily thought process. For those of you who are looking to shed some poundage, or even tone up for the upcoming summer vacation, then setting a plan needs to be at the top of your list. Planning is what everyone does before they start a challenge and making it fool proof is what you need to do in order to succeed. We were asked what were some things that we wanted to accomplish; one girl mentioned that she wanted to track her food everyday, another said she wanted to get her workouts in, and another girl said she was going to be going out to eat a few times this week and wanted to pick out her meals beforehand so she knew how many points she was going to be spending. 

Setting Up Your Path

Whatever the case is, my point is that whatever you’re doing, you know more about yourself than anyone. So whatever goal you set for yourself, just make sure that you take the extra time to think about what could go wrong in your plan to stop you from achieving your weight loss goal, and prevent what you can! 

For myself, I’ve signed up for TEAM Weightloss at my gym (basically a Bootcamp) and if you pay for the month, you only get  12 sessions, and if you miss ANY then there’s no makeups. So kiss your mulah goodbye, and I have this pet peeve of wasting money, so I can’t let that happen. One thing that I know that’s stopping me, is that I travel for work every month. So I plan on going to a branch out there and taking my classes so I don’t miss out, therefore keeping my goal.

Make your goals at the forefront of your mind, and make moves in your daily routine to make them a reality. Think about the outcome, visualize your success and follow through with the steps in your plan.

What are some goals that you want for yourself? Tell me I wanna hear! Post them down in the comments below!
Stay Healthy,
-E

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Tips and Strategies on Dining Out

Well recently at my latest Weight Watchers meeting we discussed a common topic that a lot of people want to avoid dealing with, especially while they’re trying to lose weight.

The common issue that most Weight Watcher’s have is knowing how to count points when going out. “Well I can’t track if I don’t know the ingredients list, so looks like I’m not going to track!” And we all know that’s never good, so what can we do to help Continue reading Tips and Strategies on Dining Out

Those Crazy Wrap Things

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So I caved, I am one of the crazy people that bought the wrap things and I am going to try it out. My package will be arriving in 2 weeks and I can’t wait to test it out and what all those FB posts with people’s before and afters showing their disappearing belly flab. I hope ‘It Works!’ lol. Hope you saw what I did there… (the name of the product is called ‘It Works!’ in case you didn’t get it).

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Anyhoo, for those of you who want to try it with me, my share link is below and please feel free to take a leap of faith with me. Besides, with all the activity that I’ve been doing these last few weeks, and staying with my WW, what’s the worst that could happen? Just as a quick update after being on the road for 2 weeks I’ve managed to keep my weight the exact same since I left. Pretty satisfied! But I really want this to jump start my weight loss again!

Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 12.39.14 PMSo this is what I shopped for. I started off with the ‘BODY’ Ultimate Body Applicator. There’s a price for $59 that comes with a 3 month subscription. It’s much better than the $99 retail price per box. If you’re gonna try one, you’re probably going to get another so why not?! That’s what I’m going to start with. If you have any further questions, leave them in the comments below! *SO EXCITED* I’ll be posting updates once I get them!

TO TRY THE WRAPS CLICK HERE

Wish me luck & thanks for reading!

Stay Healthy,

-E

Being A HealthyGirl

So this blog would and didn’t seem complete for a really long time because I had to pull the “Healthy Girl Fit” segment from it back in January and my website never really made sense. Until now. I’ve been keeping it a secret for sometime now that I’ve been slowly losing weight. I don’t know why, I just have! But really, what motivated me to lose weight isn’t the Nike Women’s Marathon that’s slowly creeping up on the horizon, it was the fact that Ryan’s new insurance cover’s 3 months of Weight Watchers for free. So I was like, “Heyyyyyyyyyyyy Weight Watchers!!” and I was all down for it. I wish it would’ve been some profound reason, but really it’s free Weight Watchers! lol.

Now for me, I like to pride myself in being able to lose weight and I have a pretty gung ho attitude when it comes to dieting and starvation methods (Whatever! Don’t judge! You know that’s what it feels like!). I have a VERY strong will when I have a goal, and I am not a force to be reckoned with! So going into my first WW meeting, I had in my head “whatever, I’m gonna smash this. I know how to lose weight, you don’t know me!” but little did I know…they frickin did! They know what it’s like to fall off the wagon and want to just eat BBQ chips all day. They’ve been there and done that so there was no hiding the shame.

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July 29, 2015 – 155lbs
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July 29, 2015 – 155 lbs

Now in the picture I am 155lbs, but when I walked in there I was 173! Now this isn’t a ‘Hooray You Did It’ moment at all because I’ve still got a lot to lose ’till I hit my goal weight. Now 173 is the largest I have ever been in my life. Was I happy with my body? Not particularly. It’s the exact same feeling of being broke. No one wants to feel broke, or be broke for that matter or even admit they’re on Weight Watchers. However it’s honestly the best feeling to know there are no restrictions when it comes to eating, and I’m with all of you when I say I LOVE TO EAT.

So this blog posts will sorta be my little blog segments of how my progress is going and hopefully inspire for you to do so too! Now you don’t have to join weight watchers, but it’s honestly the BEST $40 I’ve taken towards my health and I have a few reasons why:

1) It’s really given me a perspective on how much food I shovel into my face.

With weight watchers, nothing is off limits. Nothing. But what the program does is really put things into perspective on how much food is actually worth in the grand scheme of things. How much food you really need to eat, as opposed to how much food you want to eat. And the program works off a point system that really makes you really think about what you’re putting into your body. So for instance: I LOVE to eat pasta. I mean who doesn’t!? But a box of angel hair pasta is 6 servings. I know for a damn fact I eat at least 2 servings when I make pasta. So one serving of pasta is 5pts and if I have a total of 26 points for the day and I just spent half on just pasta without sauce or anything, so it really forces me to see on how much I should ration for the day.

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2) It’s so easy to hop back on the train!

I cannot count how many times I’ve fallen off the ‘Ye Olde Weight Loss Wagon’! I’ve yoyo’d more than then I can count. But this place is a no judgement zone, and really there isn’t a sense of competition at these meetings. No one’s jelly of another person and everyone’s out there to just help each other out which is nice. Really, me ‘falling off the wagon’ is if I haven’t tracked my food in a week or so. Which is really easy to hop back on by just tracking it again, I mean it’s not hard. I remember when I was losing weight and dieting, I did NOT want to go back to that gym, or run another mile, or whatever. But I’ve managed to lose weight and keep the weight off for 3 months just by making sure I track my food. Also, there have been times where I went seriously above and beyond my point limit (ladies, you know what time of the month I’m talking about!). But I’ve still managed to lose weight and have my cookies, cakes, donuts, you name it & all without the guilt!

FYI DOn't freak about my goal weight, it's literally in the range of what my height is!
FYI Don’t freak about my goal weight, it’s literally in the range of what my height is!

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Well I can’t think of any others and I’m sure those 2 reasons are pretty good. So just keep reading along, I’ll post up my progress every week or so, so you can see if I’m losing weight or not. They won’t be as long as this, so don’t worry, lol.

Just for reference: Goal Weight 120 by mid December (YASSSSSS…..just in time for bikini season! FML)

Thanks for reading!

Stay Healthy,

-E