3/22 weigh in: 180.8 (-1.4lbs!!)

I’m very excited about this weigh in. I didn’t think I was going to lose over a pound at all. I thought I might even have a small gain!!

My eating was pretty good all week but my activity level has been really low. My knee is recovered from my fall, but I just haven’t gotten back into the habit of daily exercise and I feel really shitty about myself.

I’m going to go for a walk in a bit (I’m in 2 Fitbit challenges right now).

I’m determined to be out of the 180s by next weigh in 🤞🏻

Some unusually smart food choices today somehow led me to be able to have pizza from a RESTAURANT tonight. Honestly this never happens so I’m enjoying every second of it.

This is an incredibly difficult post for me to make but I have to accept that this is what my body looks like. After seeing my reflection and taking this photo I burst into tears because I couldn’t believe I had let myself get to this point! I have no full length mirrors in my house so it wasn’t until I was on holiday this time and properly looked at myself I saw what I truly looked like. I am so determined to lose weight this year and get back into shape. I have achieved my goals before so I just know I can do it again! It’s time to focus on myself and getting me back in shape! I know I can do this! This is the last time you will ever see me looking like this, and that’s a promise.

anonymous asked:

How does the weight watchers system work?

Weight Watchers is really cool!

The simple answer to your question is that you get a certain number of points to “spend” on food everyday based on your height, age, and current weight. For example, I get 30 points a day (I started out with 35 I think).

Now here’s the important stuff:

Foods that are higher in saturated fat or sugar have higher points values. Foods that are higher in protein have lower points values. All fruits and most vegetables are 0 points.

So basically you just eat within your daily budget of points. You can have anything you want, as long as you remain within that budget.

Now, you do get extra “weekly points” that you can use however you wish throughout the week. I get 42 a week, but I choose to rarely use them because I find that I don’t need them. Some people use them all in a day, other people spread them out or use only a few.

I find that Weight Watchers has been the most effective way for me to lose weight (and I’ve tried several methods).

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I promised myself I wouldn’t go to Red Robin this week. I’m so, so close to onederland and I want to get there so bad! But, shit happens. I went to happy hour last night with my friend and we split nachos and drank a glass of wine. Ok, I had two glasses of wine. Then when I got home, I was still hungry, so I whipped up a box of Annie’s mac and cheese for me and my boo. Not my finest day. I went to bed feeling bloated, a little gross, and slightly disappointed in myself. Before I fell asleep, I was looking through some old photos and found this one (left). My jaw dropped.

Damn y'all! Look how far I’ve come!

The photo on the left was taken on my 23rd birthday, May 2015. The right is today. I love these side-by-side because they remind me that bad days are just a drop in the bucket compared to my journey overall. I have come SO FAR, not only with the numbers on the scale but with my relationship to food and exercise and my confidence in myself and my body. Feels so good 💪🏻

So even though today I’m having a bad hair day, even though my skin is breaking out like crazy, even though I had a cheat day yesterday, I feel super motivated to power through! And so good about myself and my progress!

Today my coworker asked if I was “still trying to lose weight” because I look “so skinny” - of course I said yes. I don’t talk about my weight loss at work that much because 1- everyone does and it’s kind of annoying, and 2- this has always been a hard thing for me to deal with. So when someone notices and says something, I know I really must be working hard.

I’m on track with my points today, got a free salad for lunch 🙌🏻, and am mentally prepared to have my ass handed to me at the gym tonight. Dinner is zoodles and ground turkey. I’ve got breakfast and lunch prepped for the last two days of this week. Nothing can stop me, y'all!

Hope everyone is having a good hump day and a positive week. Remember: the scale is only a small fraction of your journey. There are so many things to celebrate along the way. 🤗

I have a lap!

Let us all collectively ignore my dirty car and take a moment to appreciate this newly discovered Non-Scale Victory.

I have a lap you guys.  For longer than I would like to admit, my steering wheel and tummy were besties. Like, they touched all the time..no space between them…it was sad. But today I looked down and noticed this..my lap. and thighs..that and my ass actually fits in the car seat.  This is kind of great y’all.  Not gonna lie :)

I’m discovering the more I focus on something other than the scale my days tend to go better.  I may be the only one that notices these small changes, but my opinion of me is really all that matters. Soooo..I’m gonna run with this one.

Can’t wait to work out today!!!!!! AAHH!! 

Need people to follow!!!!

Rejoined the weight loss side of tumblr last month, and only following 5 people ! Two of which are my own blogs. lol

I’m doing Weight Watchers, going by points plus again because the plan was really working before I decided I didn’t need to write everything down. lol I could really use all the support and motivational post I can find! Probably going to do Carbs the beginning of the year.

SO! If you’re a health blog, fitness blog, weight loss blog that is fairly active… Please. I would love to follow you!