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An adoptive mom who loves Christ, family, running, fitness, and all things health related.

Weight Watchers: It works.

It is no secret that I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers. I joined nearly 9 years ago, lost 30 lbs, and have kept it off since then. Of course, I am in the “maintenance” stage of my weight loss, which is the most difficult in many ways.  Although I am a my “goal” weight,  I sometimes start going back to my old habits and need to reign it in.  After Christmas I noticed that I had gained about 5lbs, was mindlessly eating, and just felt way off track.  So, my mom and I committed to going to the meetings each week and really sticking to the program. Tonight, I earned a sticker to celebrate the fact that I lost 5 lbs.

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My 5 lb sticker 🙂

Small victories.

I know that many different eating styles work for many different people.  I am 100% for whole food, intuitive eating and not obsessing about the number on the scale. However for me- Weight Watchers works.  It is like the “non-diet” diet.  I can truly say that it has become a way of life for me and when I stick to it- I am successful. So, thanks, WW, for the past 9 years- for helping me to gain confidence, achieve goals, and be the healthiest me. It works.

I would love love love to be a leader and encourage other people on their weight loss journey.  I am going to seriously research it this weekend!

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Yesterday was a great day.  I woke up with 4 miles on my log book to do- and ended up running 5. I was wide awake at 3:30, so, instead of falling asleep for a half hour and wake up groggy, I just decided to get up and get going.  I had enough time to run 5 miles before 5 am and do a little weight routine with push ups and planks, all before I had to get in the shower and get dressed.  I absolutely adore the feeling of having a hard, sweaty workout completed before the sun rises.  So motivating.

For breakfast, I had my usual oatmeal concoction.

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Lunch was crock pot veggies and egg whites with greek yogurt and an orange. I also added in a salad with my lunch. It is a good way for me to get extra veggies in and helps to make me feel more full.  With upping my mileage, I have really noticed that my appetite has increased. I want to focus on properly fueling my body for my workouts, while not overindulging. Such a difficult balance. Seriously, that line is so thin!

Brian and I had youth group at church and had to have a quick dinner.  I sauteed some chicken strips and make chicken tortilla wraps and salad. They turned out to be super yummy and filling. 

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So happy that tomorrow is Friday: TGIF!!!

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2 thoughts on “Weight Watchers: It works.

  1. I’ve never been on WW, but I know a lot about the program through friends who are on it. I agree and think it is a GREAT program. Out of all the “diet” type stuff out there, I definitely think it’s the best. It really helps with the overall life style change and not just a short-term diet!

  2. It is the best. Yes, it is a total life style change that is doable. The weight loss is slower than other programs (I averaged about 1lb per week), but it stays off and is something that you can really do forever, which I love.

    PS: I am about 95% on doing the marathon- feeling crazy!! 🙂

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