I'm customizing various things for Weight Watchers.
So I found a new thing at least for me.
Supposedly alkalized water is good for you…less acidic. I know that there’s a balance. I’m not going overboard on something that’s so basic for life. I think drinking it in moderation is a good thing.
I know that many people on WW are in this lifestyle for the long haul. As many say…1 and done. There are those who are back after the 5th time and this blog post is for you folks. If you truly want to be part of the 1 and done crowd the whole key is consistency. Not easy at times but doable. Food becomes less of a master and more of a servant. We decide what to put in our bodies. We decide what will work in meal planning. And we do this day after day. Week after week because no other way will work. Yes we can eat most foods but then we find out which ones are worth it. Health is truly our greatest wealth and we want to keep it that way. Consistency is the key!
I posted this on Connect but it bears repeating. In my daily travels I come across all sorts of folks who have had various experiences with weight watchers.
There are the lifetime folks…rocking the plan and staying thin for 20..30 years!
There are the folks who have done the plan but “fell off the wagon” and then decided enough is enough. They came back and decided …this is it.
There are the folks currently on Weight Watchers like I am…losing weight amongst plateaus but still going forward and staying on course.
There are the folks who know weight watchers works but are not ready to make the commitment…I can respect that.
But today I ran into a “special case”…this made me shake my head in wonderment. I met a lady who said she had lost 30 pounds on weight watchers…but had gained 8 pounds and even admitted she’s slowly putting it back on because she just stopped doing it. I asked her…what forever for? Why would you do that? She seemed like she didn’t care and had no desire to stop being on the destructive cycle. I pray that she sees the light. I pray none of us ever get like that!
I have to admit…after being on Weight Watchers for a year…I’ve learned to live without a lot of high calorie, high fat foods and that is not a problem at all. Tonight I went to a restaurant where I usually have a salmon salad. Tonight I wanted a hamburger and I gave into that craving and that’s okay. I tracked it…I didn’t eat the bun and I didn’t have French Fries.
You see, it’s not wrong to treat yourself once in awhile as long as it’s not exorbitant. Everyone needs a treat.
It’s a win win.
You would think that the question is rhetorical…that it’s a no brainer.
Unfortunately in our society it’s a question that many people do not ask themselves until the doctor says it’s time to do something about the weight issue.
Thankfully many who are currently on WW including myself had an epiphany and realized that now was the time.
Instead of taking meds for sickness we are healthy!
The “side effects” of weight watchers is:
You look younger! You fit in smaller clothes! You feel better! You have more energy! You know when you are full and have had enough! It’s truly side effects you can live with!
They say that it takes about 30 days to get a habit started or broken. Once you are on Weight Watchers for awhile you see yourself become a whole different person in various aspects of your life. You learn to make good choices in regards to food, exercise and find yourself in control. That does consequently affect other choices, etc etc. You become healthier and that affects your ability to do more activities. It’s a win win situation.
When I go to a restaurant, I make sure to find what I would make at home if I could. For instance: is there a lean protein included in the meal? Salad? Are dressings and sauces on the side or mixed in? Can I ask it for on the side? What is the ratio of carbs to protein? Are calories listed? Is it trackable? Too much sodium? And last but not least, will I feel ok after having it?