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Thrilled Thursday, December 31st

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Honestly, you would think as long as I have been on this journey that I would know that what I may expect on the scale isn't always what I will get when I step on the scale.  I was shocked and surprised last night to step on the scale and realize that I had not gained, as expected, but lost just under a pound!  I have determined that for me that tracking is key, but I was thrilled to see that number go in the right direction.  I am back to tracking though.  

As I have decided that 2016 will be my year to meet my weight loss goal, I decided that I wanted more than just the FitBit One.  After discussion with my husband because of the expense, it was agreed that I could get the FitBit Surge.  Because I know I have an issue with change, I didn't replace the One, but added the Surge as an additional device.  I figured out this morning that I believe they are feeding off each other.  I had the One on before I finished set up for the Surge, but they show the same step count.  We'l…

Work for It Wednesday, December 30th

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As I sit here eating my snack of carrots and hummus, I have been thinking a lot about how to make 2016 my year to hit goal.  Not just to say it, but to find a way to make it happen.  To that end, I have listening to some audiobooks about being happier at home and being better than before.  It has given me some insights into things that I hadn’t realized before.  My hope is that I can use these things to my advantage.  Some of these new things I think I had already begun realizing but to be able to put it together is definitely helping me know what I need to do to hit goal for the coming year. 
Here are a few things I have learned for sure:
Meal Planning/Meal Prepping helps me stay on plan.Tracking helps me stay aware of what I’m eating or how I am working out.I tend to do better with a weight loss buddy or workout buddy.I do better with in a structured environment.

There is still much I know I need to learn and do to make sure I hit my goal.  Tonight, I will go weigh in, but I am antici…

Making a better ME Monday, December 28, 2015

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I was reminded this holiday weekend that I do better when I’m in a structured environment.  Home is not overly structured for me.  I need to work on that.  To that end, I feel like I went a little off the rails.  I have planned/packed lunch and snacks today.    I also pre-tracked lunch and snacks when I tracked breakfast.  I am hoping to get things planned ahead again this week so that I can spend some time cooking on Saturday.  This will help me be prepared for the coming week.  It was a good holiday though.  DS25 was able to spend the holiday with us, which is rare these days.    It was definitely enjoyable. 

I am pretty proud of the fact that when I weighed in on Thursday morning, I lost another 2 pounds.  I am down a total of 4 pounds since starting the new WW SmartPoints plan.  It is definitely helping me to re-focus on meal planning and packing my lunch and trying to make sure I meal plan and meal prep for my family.   I started out at 205.8 pounds and am currently at 201.8 poun…

FINDING MYSELF (AGAIN) FRIDAY: December 18th

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I know I disappeared for a short period.  Things have been a little hectic for me with everything going on…the holidays, holiday get-togethers, physical therapy, the Weight Watchers new program reveal, etc.  There is just so much to do.   I am honestly excited about Beyond the Scale.  One of the things I am struggling with is tracking honestly.  I know if I am not honest in my tracking that I am only cheating myself.  My body shows my food journal accurately whether I write it down accurately or not, wouldn’t it be better to KNOW what I did or didn’t do when I look back?  I know I have done it before when I first started Weight Watchers too many months ago to even want to admit to, so I know I can do it now.  I’ve just gotten into some bad habits, which HAVE TO STOP.  After weighing myself last Wednesday (I couldn’t weigh in on my normal Thursday and I only weigh on the official scale if I can help it), I was at an all-time high weight.  Last night, I headed to my meeting location to …

Making Memories Monday - December 7th

We had so much fun (and definitely some work) for the church float for the Allen Christmas parade after church.  There was some frustration, but overall I think most everyone enjoyed the fellowship with our church family.  Looking back, I know the kids will have some great memories of our fun afternoon.  This reminded me to focus on some memories that I have from my childhood.  Yes, I remember preparing for parades when I was in Colorguard/flag corps, but I also remember great times when we got together with Aunt Karen to make candy or time spent with my mom playing Yahtzee or card games or making Christmas ornaments while singing Christmas carols together.  These were some of the greatest memories that I have and I hope to make more great memories with my children. 

I have not gotten the new information for the changes to Weight Watchers, but I am determined to give it my best shot!  Hoping to get back to meal planning this week!  Happy Monday!