I went to my first Saturday morning Weight Watchers meeting this week. I got there bright and early right before 8:00 a.m. with plans to go to Crossfit before 9:00. I have such an amazing leader that I refuse to go to a meeting close to my house even though it would be more convenient. Key point to remember: When you find someone who helps you be successful in weight loss (as my WW leader does for me), DO NOT give them up! Make it work! On the same note, if you find someone who DOES NOT support your weight loss efforts, move on and find someone who does. THere – Don’t say I never taught you anything. Ha!
Anyway…on to the weigh in.
Down exactly a pound. I wasn’t thrilled with that but my trainer said to be patient. Right now my body is adjusting to the new diet and exercise and it is going to take a few weeks for it to adjust. He said normally he would forbid people to weigh in for at least 4-6 weeks. However, since I insisted, he allowed me to weigh in.
Next weekend I will be in Chicago on a work trip so I won’t weigh in for two more weeks. I will be excited to see the number then!
On to the topic of the week…Planning.
I think you all know by now that I am a planner. Holy cannoli am I a planner. Just ask my husband. Most of the time he loves it but sometimes he doesn’t. Along with being a planner comes a sense of “freak out when change happens!” If we have planned something and it doesn’t go just as we plan it, we tend to freak out.
But…when it comes to weight loss, planning is absolutely key. I believe that with all my heart.
For this post, I am speaking mostly to those people who are NOT natural planners. Those people find themselves asking, “What should I eat for dinner” and it is like 6:00 p.m. What tends to happen when this question is asked at that late of an hour? The drive thru! I hear ya! Been there, done that!
As much of a planner as I am, there is always room to improve. My mom used to put a menu up on the fridge at the beginning of every week. She would grocery shop and have all the meals planned before the week even began. I have gotten better but am still not consistent with that.
How would your life change if you planned all of your meals for the week on the weekend? I would have such a sense of relief!
My biggest weakness with planning would have to be dinner. Breakfast is easy. Lunch is done. It are those darn dinners that will mess me up if anything will!
Today, I spend about an hour cutting and sauteing veggies for “egg cups” to have for breakfast this week. You see, last week I did not do so well making breakfast in the morning time. It took me too much time and I ended up late for work at least twice (oops!). So, Larry, my trainer, gave me a tip and told me about these egg cups I could make to save time. I planned ahead, made them, and now I have breakfasts ready for this week. So much time saved.
This week, I challenge you to be a better planner. I am sure we can all improve in some way on the planning department. What one thing will you do this week to be a better planner?
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