#SaturdaySkinny: Say Yes To...

After last week’s meeting, I was feeling great, but apprehensive. Why? Well the wife would be heading out to the States for 10 days which meant 10 lonely days for me. Not only is the wife the cook in the house, I tend to boredom eat when she isn’t around or order out. My goal was to NOT let that happen. I committed to going to the meeting on Saturday like usual and NOT order out - unless it was a healthy option.

Let’s see how it went.

Well I ended up working 60+ hours which took up a lot of my time. I spent a mix of working from the office and home to make sure the pups weren’t too lonely. I showed up to the meeting overall happy with how the week went. I didn’t emotionally eat. I didn’t order out - except for 2 salads. I even made myself dinner (soup) one night.

I was able to keep all of my streaks alive, which was a positive influence on my week.

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I also focused on using my Peloton bike which is an amazing release and source of endorphins. On Wednesday I actually recorded my 200th cycling class on the bike and got a special shout out and everything.

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Seriously I am wicked glad we invested in this bike and brought it from the States.

Now I have been SLACKING at TRACKING and I really need to turn that around. I had sent a goal personally to track 4 days this week and I ended up at… 0! Ugh! I let myself down there, but again with a trying emotional week I am cutting myself some slack.

I wasn’t sure what to expect on the scale, but overall I was pleased with how the week went:

1) I kept all of my streaks alive

2) I didn’t emotionally eat

3) I fulfilled my promise to myself to come to the meeting

So how to the weigh-in go…

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DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!

Total Lost: 58.6 (41 with WW)
Current weight: 176.4
Heaviest (recorded) weight: 235
Weight Watchers Start weight: 217.4
Goal weight: 155
Lowest weight: 150.2

While I was happy with a loss at the scale, I was happier with how I tackled the week. It was also great to catch up with the rest of the WW members and it was a really great feeling. It was nice to be chatting with people and feel like I belong. I was really hoping that moment would happen and this week it finally did. We are even planning a group lunch in January, which is something fun to look forward to! :)

The topic for the week was…

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We discussed the topic of saying No to something to reach our goal. People in the room said certain foods or beverages, but for me it wasn’t about that. For me, Say No to…

THE ALL OR NOTHING MENTALITY

I still fall guilty of this. I am either “on plan” or off. But that isn’t life. It is something I have struggled with my whole life and finding that balance is a high priority for me. I am having a serious lack of balance in my life with both my professional journey and my healthy living journey. So THAT is what I am focusing on. I think that is what I have been doing the last five or so weeks since recommitting to ME and my JOURNEY.

Now after discussing what we would say NO to, Thera (our leader) asked us to focus on what we would say YES TO! I was totally ready for this one. Because since Day One of WW, I have said YES to…

ME!!

On Day One of WW (2 November 2009) I told myself I was worth doing this. I was worth putting myself first. I was worth putting time and energy into my life.

This meeting was my reminder: I am worth it. It is OKAY to say Yes to ME! So that will be my theme for this upcoming week. Taking the time for me and stopping putting everything else (especially work) first.

We also talked about how tough December is for people. But I said not for me. The one benefit of moving is I have ZERO friends and ZERO social engagements to go to in December. So this will be one of the first times in my life where December won’t be a struggle. Haha.

But I will leave you all with this because I find it hilarious!

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