Guys. I can't believe it. At the beginning of this year I started #powersheets and the first goal I wrote was lose 20% of my body weight (and keep it off). I felt like that was an achievable goal that would show me some real progress. If you would have told me I would hit that by July, I would have said you are crazy! What a great feeling this is. I still have a very long way to go but taking the time to enjoy the season I am in now. Now that I've hit this goal, I would like to see 75lbs gone by the end of the year 😉
It's been one of those days, well actually one of those weeks!!! My lovely friend who works for Hotel Chocolat bought me some of their new goodies to try. I shared the truffles but am currently devouring the stick🍫🍫🍫
Weigh in early this week because I'll be on the road to vacation in the morning! I haven't tracked well this week and I'm not tracking next week! Post vacation will see a different Paula because I'm getting my life together!#wwcommunity#wwsisterhood#smartpoints#weightwatchers
I forgot to post dinner last night and a report on my first day of no dessert/fries. It's kind of a mixed bag... I ate three slices of little caesars pepperoni and a crazy bread stick. On the one hand, the mindless eating of three slices was for sure a bad choice. 30 points in one fell swoop that didn't even really satisfy 😳! But... to give myself credit where it's due-- I only had one breadstick (mindfully enjoyed it) instead of eating half the bag before we got home. 👍🏻 Also-- I didn't eat dessert or fries. Even though I did nibble on the treats I made for the blog, I'm counting it as a success anyway 👌🏻. Baby steps, right?
You know you have goals when you go to a work conference and you packed more healthy snack options than clothing options 😂😂😂 all food is provided and it makes me nervous to not have any options of my own so I made sure to bring them! I know exactly how many points all of these things are and it makes it super easy to track! And I know that I can come to my room quick and grab something if I need it 😁 I also have some plain Greek yogurt and peaches in their communal fridge 👍🏻 I am going to track all day and be proud of my choices and for choosing strength! .
🔘 Maintenance: the process of maintaining or the state of being maintained; preservation, keeping, carrying on, continuing. Oh maintenance! 🤦🏻♀️ No one ever tells you that the hardest part about losing weight is maintenance. (At least for me) I have kept 40+ lbs off for over a year now 💪🏻 and I've found the biggest thing I struggle with is maintenance! Not the fact that I've let myself get back to where I was but the fact that it's hard transitioning from "lose lose lose" 🗣🗣🗣 to maintaining all that loss! It's kind of like a mind game that's hard to switch the flip to tell yourself "it's okay you're not losing anymore, this is your goal weight and you've gotta be proud for that!" 🏆🥇It's hard to look in the mirror and not pick your body apart for ways you could change or be different or still see the old you. 😞 It's hard to indulge sometimes and worry if I'll go back to my old ways and gain it all back. 😱 And the second those thoughts come racing in, I know I need to push them out because I have changed. 👊🏻👏🏻 I know there will be so many years of maintenance and challenges that I haven't overcome yet. This picture is the perfect description of where I feel like I am versus all the bumps and hills in the road that I will face someday. 🌄🌾 With the tools I've gained and the inspiring stories from all of you, I know that this maintenance gig will be a little bit easier. 🤗 •