It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for another edition of my weekly posts on my Weight Watchers journey.
Today I broke into the 180’s, and as my WW leader says, “I am in a new decade!”
A Huge Milestone
I haven’t been in the 180’s since my senior year of college, which is ten years ago. And that was something that only lasted a month! My body has been a consistent 200+ for quite a long time (except for the random season of 160s after my appendix exploded and nearly killed me my sophomore year). So, this new weight loss (I am 187.4 lb) is a huge milestone for me. It’s something I have been fighting toward since I started WW six months ago.
To my surprise, this week I lost three pounds! (Hence the photo though please ignore my mess of fingers — I am accident prone.)
So, What Did I Learn This Week? How Did I Lose 3 Pounds?
It’s not necessarily, a step 1: do this, step 2: do this, and you will lose three pounds kind of situation. I have learned for my own body I have weeks where I will lose multiple pounds and others that I maintain — though I may have done exactly the same thing for both weeks. So this is some things I learned and discovered this week that helped toward my overall weight loss.
- I discovered Black Bean Soup is 0 points (here’s the recipe I sort of used) and it’s been the perfect lunch. It’s economical, budget friendly, and delicious.
- My gym has been closed for repairs and will be closed for another two weeks, so I am learning different ways to exercise and also concentrating more on what I can control — what I put in my mouth.
- After hitting the 25-pound weight loss, I celebrated a bit too much and ate my weekly points and then some! I could have continued over-eating and “celebrating” but I instead turned to focus on my goal of breaking through the 180’s and it motivated me to keep going.
- I am a sucker for rewards.
I like rewards!
As a reward for losing 25 pounds, I purchased some bath bombs from LUSH for a job well done.
And for my next reward, I will be buying a dress from ModCloth.
I have two more pounds to go to hit 30 pounds of weight loss! This is motivating me to keep going, keep eating well, and to keep choosing what is good for me.
Until next week!