Losing weight and my mind all at the same time! I'm a SAHM, Wife and Girl Boss. Working hard to hit my goal weight of 160 pounds by following the Weight Watchers program. There's been a bunch of excuses and other such things blocking my way, but 2017 is going to be the year!
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Did you know that walking is the most popular form of activity? After all, humans are built for it! It's something you're doing already in a daily life, so consider adding a few minutes her and there each day or if you're already walking, doing it more often or for more time. Walk on your own terms: You can do it indoors or out, on a flat surface or incline, on a trail or sidewalk and you dont need to join a gym or buy pricey equipment to do it. All you need is a comfortable pair of shoes.
According to Weight Watchers Weekly, how this helps is as the weather turns milder and the air is fresh and warm, getting outside for a walk can boost your mood and your physical health. Research shows that brisk walking 30 minutes a day can help keep lost weight off. Its also a great excuse to spend time with family or friends, be sure to keep a steady pace that still lets you chat easily.
So what can you do? Plan your steps!! Are you ready to walk it out? Planning ahead will make it easier to increase your steps. The WW Weekly gave a few suggestions of how to get moving-
I'll do:_____________ (ex. walking the dog)
I'll do it on: _________ (day/time)
I'll do it here:_________ (ex. around the block)
I'll do it for:___________ (ex. 10 minutes)
I'll do it with_____________ (if anyone)
I know I've been taking advantage of the nicer weather and have been working hard on my couch to 5K program. I don't have a treadmill so running/walking outside is my only option. I've lost a few run days to bad weather, but I just try to get out there as long as the weather is nice. I have been doing it while the kids are in school or when my husband is home so I don't have to try and figure out what to do with them. I lose this luxury soon, when they finish school for the year. So I need to come up with a plan B soon!
My biggest reflection from week nine is that I was over confident. This is a rabbit hole I fall into quite often while trying to lose weight. I have a really good week for weight loss like I did on week eight, then in a true self sabotaging action I get lax on my "food rules". This week it was some Peeps Oreos on Sunday and Monday, extra biscuit (or 2) with dinner on Sunday, a box of mini Charleston Chews on Tuesday and a whole pint of frozen yogurt on Wednesday. Thankfully my brain snapped back after that pint of froyo. I stood in my kitchen and actually said out loud "WHAT IS YOUR DEAL?" The Oreos and biscuits were foods that were brought into the house by someone else, but I chose to eat them and I chose to not track them. The other items I purposefully went out and purchased, I tracked them, but then tried to starve myself out to "make-up" for the points. We all know that is the worst thing you can do to your body. I know it's horrible, bu…
Boost your know how about this essential nutrient.
During the April 9th meeting we discussed protein and its importance in your daily diet. It's something that will help you to sustain yourself a little longer with higher protein foods. especially is you're working out.
According to the Weight Watchers weekly, you should aim for 8 grams of protein daily for every 20 pounds you weigh. If you weigh 180, for example, you'd aim for 72 grams of protein per day. Let's remember that protein is a nutrition hero!
Protein can help to strengthen your bones and support muscles, cartilage, skin and blood health. We all are fairly familiar with animal proteins such as poultry ,seafood, eggs and dairy. But don't overlook vegetarian proteins like beans, peas, soy products, nuts and seeds. Many high protein foods are rich in B vitamins, vitamin E, iron, zinc and magnesium, all of which help keep the body running smoothly. Since much of our body is made up of protein eatin…
After my recent Weight Watchers meeting room topic on "Let it go" and the fact that Tuesday June 27, 2017 was PTSD Awareness Day, I have decided to finally publish this post. It's a tough read, but one that for my own healing needed to write.
Some of you know me personally and know a good deal about me. This post has a little bit for everyone, for my friends - I hope this shines a light on what flies around in my head most days and for people stumbling upon this post - I hope it helps you either personally or with someone you know. That it helps you understand why we act the way we do sometimes, because it can become exhausting pretending that we are ok. The post is long, but something I needed to write for my own healing.
Lately I've been struggling and not just with my weight. I 've been pulling away from social situations and staying close to what's familiar and comfortable. I've been keeping my support people as close as possible. Anxiety is …