Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Believe in 2012!

 So in November, I decided to take a plunge and begin Weight Watchers! I have lost over 6 pounds so far, so that is basically a pound lost per week. With Weight Watchers, they say it is healthier to lose weight slow, rather than fast. I am loving the program so far. I got through Thanksgiving and Christmas this past year and I told myself and I told Russell that if I can make it through those holidays, I could make it through anything when it comes to losing weight. I know in the past I have done "diets" before, and they just don't work for me. I really like this program and have faith that I can succeed. I BELIEVE I WILL succeed!

I thought I would share a few things that inspire me to keep reaching my goals (and resolution, if you will).

I just started reading this book:
 I finished the first chapter today and it is awesome! Does the author look familiar? She is Candace Cameron Bure, from Full House! She is an inspirational speaker as well as an actress, to top it off! This book gives motivation to stay healthy physically and spiritually. So awesome!
 Another thing I have been doing is staying hydrated and drinking at least 6 glasses of water per day. I find that if you use bottled water or a water bottle, it's easier to remember to drink your water!
Yep, you knew I would mention this, didn't you? Try to get your fruits and veggies in! I love those "Cuties" clementines. So good. I am also loving honeycrisp apples and bananas. I really like pickles and tomatoes as well.

Lastly, try to stay as active as you can! Russell and I have been working out on the Wii Fit Plus and it's so fun! Whatever it is, try to keep yourself active. This will also help you with your goal! :)

I have struggled with my weight for a long time. Even though I am fully aware that my weight does not define me in any way. But I know it does help with many other things healthwise, which is very important to me. I recently concluded in November, when I began WW, that I had no other choice. I HAD to do something. Yes, I do go out to eat some; yes, I do cook "The Pioneer Woman"recipes, BUT I count everything I eat. I track and enjoy, but don't overindulge. Here is a wonderful commercial Jennifer Hudson is in. I think it is so awesome. So if you are struggling with health or just want to try to eat better, I totally recommend this. My theme is BELIVE in 2012! I know we can do this together!!

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11


Meredith said...

Good luck from another Meredith. I think WW is a great program. I am doing it myself!

Maryellen said...

Way to go Meredith !
You can do it.
I have always like WW over other diet plans. I lost 80 pounds on it once. Kept about 1/2 of it off for several years.

Sounds like you are well on your way !

bella said...

I think Weight Watchers is the BEST program. Ten years ago I lost 30 lbs. and have kept it off. I still go to meetings once a month to weigh in. I wish you the very best in your weight loss journey!

wam said...

Praying for you and that God will guide your path as you begin this new journey. I enjoy reading your blog and am excited for you and how healthy you will be after you obtain your goal.

APPLEton of your eye! said...

I have lost over 60 pounds doing WW--I am now using it to maintain. It's not a "diet," it's a lifestyle change...P.S. I have come to LOVE ground turkey and use that in place of ground meat.

APPLEton of your eye! said...

I have lost over 60 pounds on WW..and still use it to maintain. It is not a "diet," it is a lifestyle change...and the fact that you are honest is great. P.S..I have come to LOVE ground turkey..I use it in place of ground beef..YUM!

Giggles said...

I joined WW in July and have lost about 15 pounds. Been some ups and downs but hoping 2012 brings more success for me. Good luck and I will check back often to see how things are going.

sl said...

Congratulations on your weight loss. I am doing WW too. I made it throught the holidays w/o gaining!! Share some of your favorite wwP+ recipes with us.