Weight Watchers Week 6 for me seemed like a very typical WW week…I tracked, I worked out, I treated myself (and tracked it) and just did it. Overall this is one of those weeks that reminds me why this works. It is great at teaching flexibility and long term principles of healthy eating. Yes, you can have fro-yo and lose weight! You just can’t have fro-you every day. (If only!!)
I was really pleased with my 1 pound loss. And I did the most activity points I have to date–thanks to all that running I’ve been up to this week! I used 37 weekly points (so a little more than I would have liked) and earned 20 activity points! I’ve been running outside this week and loving it! I even love the hills and that is not like me!
This week during the meeting we talked about positive chain reactions. I think we’ve all been in a situation of negative chain reactions…
You’re at a party, you tell yourself you’ll just have a little cake, then you have a full piece and punch and ice cream, and you take home a bag of candy which you eat on the car ride home. #beenthere
So how can you take that negative chain reaction and turn it into something positive or at least something that doesn’t derail your healthy living goals?
- Identify the choices you made:
- Did you buy the cake?
- Did you hit snooze 20 times?
- Did you eat your feelings instead of feeling them?
- Go back and outline what healthy steps you could have taken:
- Skipped the bakery aisle; do not buy cake. Or buy just one slice of cake (I’ve seriously done this before!) if you really want to treat yourself to cake.
- Go to bed earlier. Plan an exercise activity you enjoy. Get your butt up.
- Get okay with feeling your “bad” feelings like stress, anger, frustration, and sadness. Develop some healthy coping skills like journaling, watching a movie that fits your mood, taking a walk, talking with a sympathetic friend.
- Plan ahead for the next potential negative chain reaction, implementing the types of choices that will help you achieve your goals. For example if you’re tempted to overeat in social situations before a party you could:
- Focus on eating very healthy with few treats leading up to the party. (For me, no using weekly points allowance until the day of the party.)
- Workout earlier in the day.
- Eat a healthy snack before arriving.
- Aim to drink 3 glasses of water while at the party.
- Eat your veggies first!
- Don’t be swayed by social pressure to eat. I like to say “That just doesnt look good to me right now.” or change the subject to child rearing topics, everyone is just overflowing with expert advice. (<<<sarcasm)
- Know that no matter what choice you make, every second is a chance to start over.
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I hope that you too are having great progress towards your healthy living goals this week, no matter what they are! Keep doing your thing! Own your mistakes and don’t let a bad day hold you back. Plan a positive chain reaction today.
What negative chain reactions have you seen yourself get sucked into recently? How do you plan to create a positive chain reaction?
What is one healthy living goal you’re currently working toward?
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