Staying On Course and Preparing

Good Morning! I hope that everyone had a wonderful Independence Day!  We had a great time at my sister, Ele’s house.  It was fun and we got to meet some new people.  As always, I was working hard to stay on track with my Weight Watchers program and that’s part of what I want to talk about today.

Since I haven’t been posting very often, I haven’t been talking about my efforts to stay on track with Weight Watchers. As always it continues to be an important part of my life.  I can’t remember exactly where I stood when I last posted about it, but things have been going well for me.

WW Journal

 

One of the reasons for my continued success is tracking every day in my journal.  I’ve long been convinced that this is a great tool when it comes to losing and maintaining weight.  Throughout my 27 years as a WW member, regardless of some bad choices or bad habits I’ve slipped back into, I’ve never given up on tracking.  It’s always been my theory that whether it’s a good choice or a bad choice…Write It Down.  You’ll never realize where your real stumbling blocks are if you don’t write it down.  Most of us are surprised how easily we can forget what we’ve eaten if it doesn’t go down on paper.  I know a lot of members like to use the apps either on smart phones or iPads, but for me, paper and pen is what works for me. You’ll notice what I’ve written in red.  I’ve recently started reflecting on each day, giving myself a grade for how I did and many times a pep talk for the next day.  It works.

Through all of my recent issues, I’ve continued to follow the program and track.  In fact, as of my meeting on Saturday, I was 17 pounds below my Weight Watchers goal.  I have not tried to do it, I have just been diligently following the program.

The fact that I’m at a healthy weight is one of the reasons my doctor gave for the fact that when I have my surgery I can do both hips at once.  I’m happy to be able to get it all taken care of at once.

Regarding my surgery, Tuesday I go into Philadelphia for a day of a physical, giving blood and pre-admission testing.  It’s going to be a long day and I know I’ll be looking for a nap when it’s over.  To my knowledge, that will be my last duty before the surgery.  Then I just get to hang out and anticipate the whole thing.  I go from being just slightly anxious to full-blown Nervous!  More often than not, I’m able to keep it at just anxious and I hope to continue that way.

I’m sure I’ll be talking more about this as the countdown continues.  For now, I’m going to concentrate on doing what I can around the house so that I’m not completely frustrated and behind when this is all finished.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your Holiday weekend!

Happy Sunday!

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4 responses to “Staying On Course and Preparing

  1. I have a paper journal that I might pull out. It might help to write down what I eat instead of typing for a week. Thank you for sharing!

  2. I’m glad you found something which works so well for you and allows for you to be healthy.
    It’s weird, but writing it down makes me crazy, which is so contrary to my list everything else personality. I just don’t want to put that much thought into my food and make it add up to some set ideal. I will put time into making it pretty though, add some diced peppers here for color, a little crunch there for taste. Oh well.

    I’m wishing you lots of luck although you aren’t even going to need it because everything is going to go swimmingly.

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