Weight Watchers, What Works for Me. That is what the acronym in the title line means.
I am currently on week a million (okay not really) of Weight Watchers and doing really well. I am down a total of 36.6 pounds and although my losses have slowed down, I am still trucking along. I figure a loss is a loss, no matter how small. Most weeks I only lose about a pound and sometimes even less. I have a long way to go but these tips really have helped me stay on track. I am not going to lie, sometimes I veer off course. But I always go back on Plan after a mistake. If I don't, I am going to end up where I was before, 36 pounds heavier.
Here are some things that have worked for me. Maybe some of these tips will help others.
* Don't feel bad about being boring: There are many days where I eat the exact same thing for breakfast and lunch. You know what? That's okay. I like these things (bowl of Kashi Go Lean, wrap sandwich, Greek yogurt) and rarely get bored with them. It's okay, I like being boring and I am not going to feel bad about it. If you like something, eat it! Who cares if you ate the exact same meal yesterday.
* Make dinner interesting: This seems like a strange tip after my comment about being boring. I love to cook and find new recipes. I find if I am inspired and interested about dinner, I am way more satisfied about how I have eaten that day.
* Make room for splurges: There are certain things that I look forward to everyday. My morning coffee is the first thing, and something sweet after dinner while I am knitting is the second. I always save some Points for both of these splurges. My morning coffee is 4 Points Plus because I use flavored creamer. It makes me happy and gives me a good "boost" for my day. My dessert always happens. Always. I usually save 2 or 3 Points for an ice cream bar, my 3 Point mug cake or a homemade healthy muffin.
* Keep going: It sounds obvious but even if you aren't losing how you would like, just keep going. A loss is a loss no matter how small. Most weeks I only lose .6-.8 pounds but I just keep going. If I keep going, my goal will be here sooner than later.
* Be accountable: I manage a check in on the message board that I frequent. If I don't make a weekly post, I feel guilty. That check in keeps me accountable for staying on track with my eating so I can be an inspiration to others. I also post a lot on Instagram and follow other IGers who are following Weight Watchers. Watching them lose and cook healthier meals keeps me accountable since some of them follow me.
What works for you? How do you stay on track on those hard days or weeks?