Why is Weight Loss so Slow…

I was driving along today thinking about how slow my weight loss was going! Then I thought to myself I put this weight on ‘one chip at a time’ this wasn’t done overnight!  It took a lot of bad food choices to get to where I was, so why then do I think it will be a fast road back.  I need to remember those binge times and be so ‘happy and grateful’ for ME!  I am making the change and yes, its slow but as they say “Rome wasn’t built in a day”!  Onwards and downwards!

I have to be patient, my weight was born of the food choices I made and the amount I ate.  I am retraining myself, learning to eat healthier and make better choices, more organisation and food prep!  It’s a long way from where I was at before, as I said ‘one chip at a time’ !

Every day I need to think before actioning! I notice the effect of some foods like bread for instance, it upsets my tummy, go figure, I love bread and would eat it most days, I never realised it was the reason for my bloated stomach! Wow having a ‘good ole sanga’ can ruin my whole day!

I am learning each day what is good for me and making much better decisions. I still have cheat’ days if I want – my choice, but I find it’s much nicer to do ‘fakeaways‘ from the Weight Watchers App, homemade pizza; fish and chips, coleslaw or a healthy stir fry – all great alternatives and easy on the budget.  Hubby is even happy to eat my fakeaways!

So onwards and downwards – that’s my motto – taking time to learn and listen to my body, change my options, make great choices, be determined and remember this happened one chip at a time, my journey backwards will happen, one better decision at a time too 🙂 and I am losing weight, it’s fantastic – 13 kilos down now – still a long way to go but I am 13 kg smaller than when I started this journey!

I find reading and listening to ‘success stories’ helps with motivation and keeping me on track.  I love seeing the changes and reading the journey, there is always something in those stories which ring true with me as well.

My WW app has the Connect Community, which I have spoken about before, some great people, motivating stories, funny moments and just good old support and encouragement from people who know!  They get it and are there too!

Check some of those stories out right here…..http://www.weightwatchers.com/us/success-story

I reckon the next step in my Weight Watchers journey will be to check out – and try the Weight Watchers Aussie Farmers Direct – Fresh Box!  Shop FAIR. Eat FRESH. Made EASY.
Check this special out from Weight Watchers – $30 off your first order……..https://shop.aussiefarmers.com.au/campaign/ww-offer
I’ll update you on how I go when I finally get around to making my first order, should be sooner than later though with that offer!

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Struggling!

Struggling!!!

Update!  I am struggling!!

I am stuck – Struggling!  Stuck, going round and round, dropping and then adding weight and guess what?  It’s far quicker adding than it is dropping ….who would have thought!

It’s not the program I am on, cause I have proven I can lose weight using it!  Its me, why? That’s the question I ask myself daily, why?  Why can’t you stick to what you started? Why do you think you can eat shite and still lose weight?  Why are you not cooking good wholesome meals anymore? Why?

I can’t answer any of them, self-destruction?  Not sure, I love the program – Weight Watchers on-line…I have been successful so far with a 12 kg loss!  What more could I want?

Okay, I have had my little rant and I need to get this stuff sorted, pre-planning meals and eating for the right reasons!  I can do this……I am successful, I am 12 kg lighter than I was when I started it, I have more energy and hey, clothes are starting to look better on me too.  I just need to dig in and stay focussed on what I want to achieve.  A healthier and happier me, that’s all 🙂

You know, I have researched a little on why we do this to ourselves, when we find a program that’s working, we self destruct!

So, there is so much information out there on this exact question, one of the best I came across was How to Stop Self Sabotaging what resonated with me in reading the first page was the following statement!

“The solution?  First, you must take a long-term view of the weight loss process.  Patience and persistence are key.  Look at this as a cross-country road trip.  It’s not a mad dash to the next rest stop so you can turn around again.  Some days on the road trip are going to be beautiful and bright; some days will be overcast.  That’s life.”

I also believe I havent taken the time to celebrate &/or congratulate myself on my journey so far, 12 kg is amazing!  Simple as that! I have done an amazing job…..why is that so hard for me to understand…..no reason, it just is and the more I remind myself of this achievement the more I realise how awesome this is!  I need to stop seeing it as a struggle but more a challenge I am more than ready and willing to combat…!

I know I can do this and in saying that, I understand its an ongoing process, it will take time, it is a true change to my lifestyle and, I can take moments within this journey to go off course, to not follow the daily plan and guess what?  I will still be okay as long as I get back on track….that’s all, stay true to the journey I started!  The reason’s I started have not changed – but I am human and I will fall on and off the wagon, as such, every now and again, it’s okay!

So if you, like me are in the process of losing weight and struggling! Be kind, congratulate yourself and remember – this is a marathon, not a sprint…..good luck and I will keep you update on my struggles, but I would  love to hear your stories and how you stay focussed and on track or how you celebrate your successes? Let me know and we can struggle or celebrate together 🙂

 

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Don’t we all wish it was this easy….keep up the great work if you too are struggling with your weight loss – remember why you started and if you need anymore inspiration, see below!……:)

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Weight Watchers Updates Finally…!

I am not going to bore you with the details of my ongoing battles with my weight, only to say I am a Weight Watchers (WW) gal and I love my mobile phone app and tracking my foods and smart points daily!

Religiously updating the app daily, haven’t missed a day since January 1 2017 when I finally signed up!!  I have lost 12 kilos, which is great, I feel much healthier, I am comfortable and my confidence is increasing every day…!

This is a lifestyle change and I am loving it……! I love the WW Connect Community and I will update this post regularly with my progress and my Connect updates.

I love the WW recipes on the app too – see the home page for a couple of the recent recipes I tried…….yummo!! 🙂

 

Updates so far, hope you enjoy them?

If you haven’t checked out the Weight Watchers program, see LINK here! You too could find it works for you and the encouragement, kind wishes and awesome motivational stories you read and see will I am sure inspire you too…:)

Check out the current special.....♥

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Foods! Weight Loss the RIGHT WAY – Episode #3

Okay so here we go again, episode # 3 – which equates to about 3+ weeks of this weight loss program and I am going to lose weight the right way!

 

 

Today we look at some of the foods I have been eating in my weight loss program and finally there is movement, I have lost 4.5 kilos and a cm off both my waist and thighs – yee-ha! The trusty old boobs remain stubborn and biggish!!  What do they say about ‘moving mountains’!??

My efforts and that of younger daughter have not been in vein and I can celebrate – slightly – obviously I need to keep up eating the right foods, maybe one piece of Lindt dark chocolate again this week – yippee!

I have been sticking to our plan and eating the right foods and steering well clear of, sugar, bread and soft drinks, I am eating healthily and I am now making really good and smart decisions about what foods I am putting into my body.

I have started to appreciate different foods: taking time to prepare and sit and eat it, as Lucille Ball once said “to live longer, you need to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age”!

A few of the foods I have been eating over the last weeks have been:-

Some of my favourites
Some of my favourites

sweet-potato-and-tuna-patties Episode # 3 Quiona & Sweet Potato Patties Episode # 3* Quinoa and Sweet Potato Patties – from A House in the Hills Recipe – they are AWESOME!!!

 

 

 

 

  •  Tuna on rice crackers
  • Tuna on salad
  • Tuna on C with tomato and pepper
  • Tuna and Sweet Potato Patties – from Taste.com.au – Recipe – yum, yum and more yum
  • Chicken breast oven baked
  • Chicken breast grilled
  • Chicken kebabs (home made of course) with capsicum, onion and mushrooms
  • Cabbage, onion and garlic with a small amount of lean bacon – from All recipes – Recipe
  • Beef kebabs
  • Beef Stir Fry with vegetables and cashews (home made with fresh produces from our local Coles)
  • Fruit Salad with Orange Poppy Seed Syrup – from Natashaskitchen.com 

Not an exhaustive list of foods I know, but some of the favourites at the moment with more to come in future updates.

 

Interesting FOOD FACTS!!

I am going to LOSE WEIGHT THE RIGHT WAY Episode # 3 Fun Fact # 3 Lollies_Chocs I am going to LOSE WEIGHT THE RIGHT WAY Episode # 3 Fun Fact # 2 I am going to LOSE WEIGHT THE RIGHT WAY Episode # 3 Snacking FACT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So onward and upward, or should I say downward – with some dedication and continued improvement to my choices of foods and eating habits I know I can shed the weight I need to be comfortable, healthy and happy.

This is simple but so true...onwards and upwards, uh-huh, downwards........
This is simple but so true…onwards and upwards, uh-huh, downwards……..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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