Kicking and Screaming – Weekly Weigh In

Kicking and Screaming!

Kicking and Screaming

That is how I went to Weight Watchers tonight.  On the way there, I felt like a little kid going to something he/she doesn’t want to go to.  I was begging not to have to go and I heard myself say, “You have to.  You have made a commitment to yourself and you are going whether you like it or not!”  So, you ask, why the negativity toward Weight Watchers?

I will give you one guess.

Yep, I gained.

I knew I had gained and I was frustrated.  I had another OK week.  I ate fine but didn’t get in my activity.  I was just tired.  I didn’t MAKE myself work out on those days I was super tired so I just didn’t do it.  Then, on Sunday when I normally do an intense workout, I wasn’t feeling well and I didn’t want to make it worse by putting in a hard work out.  Then, today, I normally would work out right before my weigh in to be down on the scale and tonight, it was raining so I didn’t get my usual walk in.  All of those things led up to a gain of 0.4.

And life goes on.

I went to my meeting.  Kicking and Screaming but I still went.  I didn’t use a no weigh-in pass (I did consider it).  I got on the scale, faced the music so to speak and moved on.  One of the great things about Weight Watchers is you get to move on.  A new week comes every week.  With each new weigh in comes a new week of opportunities and a chance to do better.  I am thankful for new weeks!

This week’s meeting was about controlling your environment.  This one is not difficult for me.  I have a husband who eats healthy also and neither of us can have junk food in the house or we eat it.  That makes it easy for both of us.  We just don’t bring it in the house.

One of the things I did learn tonight is from a lady new to the class.  She said she cooks tons of chicken at one time (on the grill) and then freezes the cooked chicken breast in baggies.  Then, when she needs something fast, she just takes it out of the freezer, pops it in the microwave to thaw and has a cooked chicken breast ready to go.  Neat tip!

This week, in order to be successful, I need action plans.  Here they are:

  • Count every single thing I put in my mouth
  • Stay within my daily points plus target
  • Exercise at least five times this week
  • Drink at least 80 ounces of water every day
I have learned that if I want to be successful, I have to have a plan.  That is my plan.  What is yours?  What will you do this week to achieve your goals?  Have a great week!  Make it a good one!

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About Jennifer Swafford

Jennifer is an elementary school teacher who is trying to lose 100+ pounds. She has certainly learned how much It Sux To Be Fat and is here to motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle.