This was the question asked by our Weight Watchers leader, Mary Lou on Saturday. Considering the fact that I have work to do to get back on track this week, it’s a good question to ask myself. The topics at the WW meetings always give me something to take away with me, but this one was very appropriate.
Her next question was “What do I need to do to make it happen?” Also a very good question. It’s not always easy to answer.
To answer the first question, what’s in it for me is health. I don’t take any medication at my advanced age and I feel that in itself is worth it. I come from a family that suffered from many weight related health problems. Fortunately, I have not inherited any of those problems yet and I don’t plan to allow that to happen. I give credit for that to 24 years as a Weight Watchers member.
What I’ve accomplished at WW gives me a level of confidence I never thought I’d have. I feel good seeing myself in the mirror most days and I think I clean up pretty good on special occasions. 😉 I have 2 weddings coming up in the next few weeks, I’ll take some photos and show you!
So, what do I need to do to hold on to all that I’ve accomplished? I have to get back on track from a very long road trip. I am truly amazed that I was able to stay in control as much as was. But in spite of that, I do feel off track. I feel so much better when I have better control of my food and my environment.
I started by doing some grocery shopping yesterday. I still need to make a trip for produce which I will do today. I got a good deal at Aldi’s on dried beans. Most 1 pound bags of beans cost about $1-2 dollars per bag. Aldi’s had pinto beans for $1.99 and great northern beans for $2.19. I thought that was a great deal. I put some pintos in to soak last night and this morning I got them into the crock pot to let it work it’s magic.
They’ll be ready in time for dinner. 🙂
I got my overnight oats ready so I’ll be sure to have my breakfast on track.
I know that the major thing I didn’t do while I was away was writing in my WW journal. I started getting it ready during the meeting on Saturday, setting up the dates. I wrote all weekend, even some of the things that were a little hard to write because there might have been better choices. But in truth, journaling my food is the best way to get back on track and the most useful tool through all my years at WW.
I keep it with me all the time.
It’s good to reevaluate the things we do sometimes especially when dealing with something such as Weight Watchers. If you do it right, you need to do it for the rest of your life. At the start, I thought that was like a life sentence. Now I understand it IS a life sentence. If I keep working the program, I’ll be healthy and have the life I want. I’ll get to spend many years with the people I love.
This Monday morning started with a beautiful sunrise. It makes me feel that I’ll have a successful week.
This is what’s in it for me.
Happy Monday!! Have a productive week!!