A few weeks ago I explained my reasons for going to my first official Weight Watchers Meeting. Basically they are:
– I need to get my binge eating under control
– I want to learn to make better food decisions
– I am tired of gaining the same 10 pounds over and over again
– I feel like I am always trying to lose that same 10 pounds
– My doctor would like me to weight closer to 150 pounds in order to help prevent running injuries
Tomorrow will be three weeks of meetings and I am really enjoying it so far because I feel that the meetings are giving me lots more accountability.
However, I have to say I was really worried about my vacation to California because vacations have always been bad for me food wise. I have always been the girl who uses vacation as an excuse to go buck wild.
Extra snacks? Yes, please.
Dessert with every meal? Hell yes, it is vacation!
I knew I would not be perfect, so I set myself two main goals:
1. exercise every day
2. track all my Weight Watchers points (good, bad, and, ugly)
Overall, I was really proud of myself for meeting both goals. I was up around 6am every morning to exercise. Half the days I went on long walks with my mom, and got to enjoy spending time with her, and the other half of the days I went for runs by the Pacific on my own. I also tracked every single point I ate. I was really proud of myself for making smart food decisions most of the time, but there were probably more treats then there should have been. (I’m looking at you fro-yo and dark chocolate covered cherries.)
When it came time for my weigh-in post vacation I was not sure what to expect; however, I was already proud of myself for not going wild and using vacation as an excuse to over indulge and eat as much junk food as possible (like I used to do). While I did not lose anything, I was so happy to have not gained anything over vacation. +/- 0 was a huge vacation victory for me!
I feel like knowing I had to weigh in at my Weight Watchers meeting when I returned really helped me to stay on track. While I know some weeks will be better and some worse I am hoping that attending meetings continues to motivate my and helps me to learn some better eating habits.
Do you go wild? Stay in complete control? or Something in between?