Up and Up and Down…

Today was my weight watchers meeting.  In the last 3 weeks I had gained a pound two weeks in a row and today I had lost a pound.  Kind of like going two steps back and one step forward.  I feel good that I have lost 17 pounds since I started in April.

During the meeting one woman of a certain age has been coming to weight watchers for the last 8 years and has lost 56 pounds!  That’s about a half a pound a week, but at least she is losing and not gaining, so I have to give her credit.

This week’s “lesson” is about habits:  good, bad, and ugly.  First step is to think of a habit you would like to change.  Then identify the cue for that habit.  What are you getting out of this habit?  Then insert a new routine.

“I will rehab my habit of munching while watching tv in the evening.  When I watch tv in the evening, I will try chewing gum while watching my favorite show because it provides me with the entertainment without the added points (calories).

Do you have a habit that is interfering with your weight loss or weight maintenance?  How are you going to set up your three steps to success?


About alonegwen

Retired educator interested in living life fully. Will write about aging wisely, good reads, food, travel, dance reviews, and other items as they interest me.
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