Good Day Luv-lies,
Hope that your weekend was everything that you planned it to be. Mine. Relaxing. Music- filled. Memorable.
Then this morning happened. This is the day of the week that, for the last eighteen months I’ve been doing what I affectionately refer to as – ‘My Weight Watcher’s Thang’. First the weigh in- mostly welcome – but not lately. Then thirty minutes (too short) sharing session of the Weekly Topic – this I always look forward to despite what happens on the scale.
I usually know what the topic for the week is. Not today. Not sure why I didn’t, but let’s just say that I’m glad I believe in karma.
Over the last few months – all summer to be more exact- I have not had much success staying on program. With every new weigh in, I would tell myself “You’ve got to get back on program. And today is the day to start…”. Like I said, that went on for the entire summer! Resulting in, as of today, a twelve pound weight gain!!!!
This is where karma comes in.
As I stepped off of the scale and took a seat at the nearest available green chair (again telling myself that ‘[I] have to get back on program! Enough fooling around with this!…’), I glanced at this week’s Weight Watchers Weekly. This week’s topic –
The byline reads “How going back to the basics… can fuel success“
How did they know that I need this! And right now! How did they know!!! Just yesterday, I vowed that no matter what the number was on the scale today, I was recommitting to making this lifestyle change work. And today was the Re-starting day for me. Yesterday I vowed that starting today, I was going back to all of the basic strategies that had made this journey so successful (until this summer). Because I know the ‘how-to’ of successful weight loss/management, I was not concerned about the ‘why’ of falling off the wagon. Today is the day that I would take back control!!
Today’s weekly topic was right on time!!!
These are a few of my take-aways to ‘A Simple (Re)Start’:
~~ First and foremost, forgive yourself for the lapse.
~~ Remind yourself of the reason that you started the program –
‘… healthier lifestyle, to be around to for the grandkids, upcoming social gathering….’
~~ Take action!
start tracking… again. Make a meal that indicates that you are back on program. Plan! Plan! Plan!
~~ Re-commit to those elements of the Plan that work for you
E-tools, Recipe Builders, Simple Start Plan, Reading the ‘Success Stories’
~~ Move Your Body!!!
break out your ActiveLink activity monitor, lace up your shoes, throw on your workouts and move your body
…. One more thing….
Thank Goodness for Do Overs!!!
I participated much more in today’s meeting than I have over the last several months. I believe that the reason (as I shared in the meeting) is that “… restarting allows you to forgive yourself and to move on…”
And with that, I’m out of here! I’m going running!
I do luv a good do over! Don’t you?