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Weight Watchers Weeklies

WW is one thing I’ve definitely not slacked on in my blog absence.  Gone every week, lost pretty much every week.  Picked up a couple new charms along the way – most notably my 10% charm, and my 25 pound charm.  I’ll run through all of them in another post, but working the plan is totally working for me.  I’m down nearly 30 pounds, and I’m completely happy with my progress.

So here’s some weight watchers brain work, chosen at random from the stack of weekly handouts that’s grown much faster than I’ve blogged here…oops.

These questions are from the weekly dated April 30-May 6, “Get in the Groove to Move.”

Choose one new activity to try….

I’m going to be giving the stationary bike a go.  My go to cardio is running in the wee hours of the morning, and actively competing with my office mates for miles logges, but when I went to D.C. last week, I got a little too run sightseeing happy and gave myself horrendous blisters (pictures – of the run, not the blisters – coming tomorrow).  Running isn’t in the cards for a least the next week, maybe longer.  I’m going to put in 30 minutes 3 times this week on the bike whilst trying not to die of boredom.

And if I know me, I should probably invest in a helmet…

 

Weight Watchers Weeklies

If you’re familiar with the Weight Watchers program, some of this will be redundant for you.  I apologize (not really, there’s the door…). Each week if you attend in person Weight Watchers meetings, they hand out a “Weekly.”  It’s a brochure with updates from the company, the focus of the week’s meeting, and random coupons for “Weight Watchers friendly” snacks, etc.

Some meeting leaders fall back on the Weekly pretty heavily to guide their meetings, while others just speak for a moment to whatever the “theme” is, before moving on to group talk, recognitions, etc.  I actually really prefer this less-scripted, more community based approach.  It does mean, though, that each week, I wind up with a Weekly full of unanswered “fill in the blank” type questions and things to ponder.  I can’t help but think that the head honchos at Corporate wouldn’t spend the time and money to print the Weekly if those questions and talking points hadn’t proven to be useful, so I figured I would use my space here to go through them each week.  I’m hoping it will keep me on track, and keep my head in the game.  I’ve got a few to get caught up on, so I’m going to probably double them up for a while, before moving to a weekly Wednesday mid-week WW boost post.

From the week of February 19, “What’s Your Why?”

Answer this question super quick:  Why do you want to lose weight?

I want to look better.

Go into detail: What does that look like to you?  How would your life be different?

For me, it will be me being more comfortable in my own skin, especially in work situations.

Make it yours:  Using your answers from steps 1 and 2, as yourself again, “why do I want to lose weight?”  Take your time, and frame your answer in a specific, personal way.

For me, losing weight is an external step towards internalizing some serious self confidence.  Whether I want to admit it or not, how I look has a huge impact on how I feel about myself.  It’s not nearly as much about being “healthy,” as maybe it should be.  I know that, especially in professional situations, I feel better and more confident in my own skillset when I look slimmer.  I know this because I’ve habitually yo-yo dieted, for my entire adult life.  I’ve been more successful thinner, and not necessarily because of what I look like, but because I carry myself and behave differently when I feel better about my appearance.  To add to that, I’ve been tasked with doing YouTube videos for work, and that’s made my super aware of my own appearance.  I can see the losses and gains, even when they’re “minor.”  In that case, I guess it’s really important to me to look good in a t shirt for YouTube.  Little bit weird to see in writing.

 

So, what’s your why?

 

Three Things Thursday

  1. I was supposed to get my car running over the weekend.  My car’s not running.  It’s a point of mild frustration, but mostly just exhaustion.  We slaved basically all weekend, and it probably would’ve felt worth it if I’d gotten to hear my car fire….but I didn’t.

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The Diet History

The first time I put myself on a diet was in seventh grade.  By my calculation, that means I was 12 years old.  No one PUT me on a diet, and I wasn’t truly “fat” in retrospect.  I remember feeling that way, though.  I imagine it probably stemmed more from being 12 years old, nearly six feet tall, and wildly uncomfortable in my own skin.

When this photo was taken, I was “fat” through my own lens…

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