Showing posts from September, 2018

Food for Thought Friday, September 7th

  Happy Friday!  I feel like I've been a little lax in writing here, but I am trying to be more consistent.  As some of you may know, I've been on this journey for quite some time.  To be quite honest, this is NOT my lowest weight.  Of late, I've been listening to various audiobooks relating to self improvement/discovery.  If you haven't spent some time there, it can be very revealing.  Recently, I've listened to Candace Cameron Bure's Kind is the New Classy and Rachel Hollis' Girl, Wash Your Face.  I can't say I agree with everything that's said in some of the books I have listened to in the last year, but these two hit home for different reasons.  I have recently been reminded from these books and from things people have posted on Facebook and Bible Studies that have been sent to me, etc., that I need to stop comparing myself and my journey to others and their journey.  No matter the arena, weight loss, wife, as a mom, as a caregiver, as a follow

Keeping It Simple in September, Goals for the month.

July and August had some good and bad points to them for me and my weight loss journey.  Here's the thing, I want to go back into basics with my Weight Watchers journey.  The big thing that will be different than when I first started with Weight Watchers originally is that I will be adding some walking in as well as focusing on the basics of the program.   From my weigh-in on July 28 and throughout the month of August, I lost 4.4 pounds.  I hit a low of 188.4 about mid-month, but I have not been working the plan the way I need to since then.  Since we are starting the month with a 3-day weekend, I'm going to try to get some meal prepping done so I can go into the month of September with a game plan for success.  As Benjamin Franklin says: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”  Zero point foods will definitely be a big part of my plan for this month.  I am determined to hit the 180's again this month and stay there.   Tracking is definitely key for me, even