Just 5 days ago, on New Years Eve, you decided to make a fresh start and go back to Weight Watchers. The minute you went back, you changed your mindset, knowing that doing this for the fifth time meant you had to give it more than the four last times. You had to commit to it like you did the first time you did it – and succeeded.
Since Tuesday, you’ve made your breakfast every day, you’ve upped your water, you made your lunch, included fruits or vegetables in each meal, and even enjoyed a meal out last night. It’s all about making the right choices.
On Thursday, you forgot your lunch. It would have been so easy to not worry about it and just have something else. But something inside made you get back in the car and drive home to get it. That is commitment.
In making the decision to go back to Weight Watchers, you realized that for this to work, you would have to go back to Saturday meetings. Saturday’s are your day, no work or problems coming at you from all angles that interfere with a meeting. You won’t sit through the meeting feeling guilty about the fact that you should be at work or doing about 50 other important things. You know that to succeed, you need to do what works. Don’t set yourself up to fail. Go back to what worked the first time – Saturday morning meetings.
This morning you got up and went to the 6:45 meeting since you decided Saturday will be your regular meeting day. Since you weighed in just 5 days ago and it’s still technically the same week, you had an unofficial weigh-in. That unofficial weigh-in has now set the tone for the weekend and week to come. You know what you need to do and keep doing it. Why? Because you lost 3.2 pounds in 5 days. You didn’t starve, you didn’t feel like you were missing out on anything, you didn’t feel deprived. You jumped back in full steam, tracked every bite you took, measured all your food, and gave it your all.
So anytime you think you can’t do it, remember this. Remember this feeling of being in control, of not letting your body win. You don’t have to be that person who feels so uncomfortable in your skin. That’s not you. Remember, you are stronger than you know. You, my dear, can #ExpectAmazing this year. The proof was on the scale this morning.