Tuesday, February 10, 2015

#WeightLoss Tip This Week: Don't Beat Yourself Up

Today's #WeightWatchers Weigh-In #12PoundsIn12Weeks Challenge February 10, 2015

Today's tip from me as a veteran of trying to lose weight and knowing how to do it in a healthy way is ... DON'T BEAT YOURSELF UP!

I went to this week's weigh-in knowing I was not going to lose any weight and I was okay with that. I have discovered Moscato wine after being a lifetime non-drinker and enjoy a glass a night now so that adds food points to my life. Saturday was my daughter's birthday and she wanted some yummy foods. I had no willpower and had mozzarella sticks, chicken strips, salmon, mashed potatoes, chocolate. Every time I ate something I logged it. I knew I had used all my daily points all week plus all my 49 points for the week and was heading into my activity points, of which I don't get a ton.

I was okay with this! I really enjoyed the food I ate and knew that it didn't mean I was abandoning the plan or giving up. I was having some treats that I wanted. Then Sunday was a nice day so I walked, walked, walked. Monday night I always do the treadmill at the gym so there was that. But I was not about to become some sort of Exercise Anorexic over the whole deal!

(By the way, I took my youngest for vaccines yesterday and HATED IT and it really stresses me out so we all got Sheridan's wedding cake concretes afterward, and I no clue how many points are in one of those puppies ... maybe like a zillion?! LOL! But, dammit, I deserved that. I knew I was comforting myself and my kids with it and it's not the best thing to do but sometimes we do things anyway.)

So be nice to yourself and don't beat yourself up! You deserve treats, just log them when you have them. And get some exercise on a nice day :-)

P.S. I lost a pound somehow at today's weigh-in. Today starts a new week and I'll see you back here next week!

Weight loss for this week = 1.0 pounds after last week's 0.2-pound loss
Total weight loss since January 6 = 6.6 pounds (159.4 to 152.8)

On a personal note, here's my walking story for National Walking Day a couple of years ago with an update.

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