28/11/2016 : My Fifth Week as Official Eating Officer
Hello everyone, how’s your week been?
Well, good things come to those who hustle and work hard, as this week I lost 2lbs, taking my total loss to 47lbs (3st 5lbs). I’m absolutely over the moon and my smile is well and truly fixed onto my face at the minute!
I mentioned in my last blog post that I wanted to up my exercise levels this week in a bid for the scales to reflect my good eating habits. So, I’ve been to the gym twice as well as doing a home workout video in my bedroom on YouTube (it was not a pretty sight, trust me) but I feel so much better for it!
In my journey I’ve learned to love exercise – it’s not a chore like it used to be, it’s a stress buster and I hit a personal milestone this week, running 20 minutes on the treadmill without stopping – a new achievement and I’m proud as punch!
This means I’m just 10lbs away from my goal too. Wow – saying it out loud makes it seem really close.
Speaking of goals, I only actually asked for my goal weight from my leader two weeks ago, as I’ve always set myself little ‘mini’ goals – and I’m still going to do that in the run up to goal as this works for me! My next ‘mini’ goal is to lose 2lbs before Xmas, which will take me to my 7th silver seven (with 4 weeks to go – it should in theory be do-able). Anything else lost would be a bonus to me and I’m not setting myself unrealistic goals!
In this week’s meeting and also on the Weight Watchers Connect app, there’s an emphasis on being grateful throughout our Weight Watchers journey. I’ve got to admit, I’ve worked hard on my gratitude: I used to be a bit of a pessimist and think the worst before it’s even happened. But with the help of Weight Watchers, I’m turning this around. It’s so important at this time of year to sit back and think of things we’re grateful for and how fortunate we really are, so I’ve made a conscious effort to list 5 things I’m truly grateful for:-
- A loving family – my support network, they’re all amazing (can my dog be included in this too)?
- My health – so important to me
- My boyfriend – he motivates me when I sometimes can’t motivate myself
- My Weight Watchers leader – she’s with me every step of the way
- The Official Eating Officer opportunity – being able to eat, write, review and share my personal story with you is amazing – and I’m truly grateful for this opportunity!
What are you grateful for? I’d love to hear your list! Follow me on my social channels to find out what I’ve been up to, what food I’ve been cooking and where I’ve been eating out in the run up to Christmas!
Here’s to a grate(ful) week!
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