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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.


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!


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.


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. 


So happy that tomorrow is Friday: TGIF!!!

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