On Sunday, I talk about some forms of accountability I will have during this journey to help me keep going. As I made decisions about food and exercise this week, I realized that what I have been using so far; Weight Watchers weigh-ins, my dietbet and Last Loser Standing competitions are perfect for me. I started my first Last Loser Standing challenge on December 11, 2012 and have not gained any weight since then. Not even through the holidays, travel and cookie baking!
I can do better though. Not losing weight is good, but it won’t get me to my goal anytime soon. Don’t get me wrong, I will take a .2 where ever I can get it but if I am following my plan, that number should be higher each week. So, I am adding one more form of accountability.
I weighed in last week at 202.2 which dropped me to a lower bracket. I now get 30 points a day in addition to my 49 weekly points. This is more than enough if I am focusing on my healthy guidelines and picking smarter ingredients and snacks. It may seem redundant but I want to use both my iPhone app and the WW tracker. The iPhone app is really convenient and discrete but it means more when I have to write it down. Kind of like paying for things with cash.
This is a great transition to this weeks challenge!
Now that I have my accountability, how will I measure my success? It’s one thing to have accountability to keep you going but reaching a goal is a surreal feeling. The first time I lost weight, I had a pair of “goal” jeans. They were a size 10 adorable pair of jeans from American Eagle. I remember trying them on week after week. The day that I stepped into them, pulled them up and buttoned them without stretching, pulling, squatting or sucking it in was AMAZING.
I want to spend the week really looking at what I can do realistically in my new life and what goals will help keep me motivated. I know this is where Pinterest is really going to come in handy for some really great ideas!