Weight Watchers Goals - 7 months in

You know when something just clicks and you get it? Like really, really get it? That is Weight Watchers, for me. So I wanted to share some of my weight watchers goals today.

In April I shared about how I had joined Weight Watchers and how that first month went for me. I really did plan to share more often here how my progress was going but you all understand how life and time fly and most of my progress has been documented along the way on Instagram anyway, so feel free to check it out there as well. 

But today I wanted to share how that journey has been going. 

As of my weigh in on last Thursday I have lost 40.2 pounds since March 1st! This Picture below was actually about a month ago, but I've only really lost a couple of pounds since then, so not too different. 

I really feel like it just clicked right away for me. My food choices are not always perfect. Exercise doesn't always happen. But it happens. I make mostly good food choices and that is reflected in that 40.2 pounds that I've lost. 

This picture actually makes me laugh to think about. When I bought this sweatshirt below, it didn't even come close to fitting. I put it on and it basically got stuck and I have to have my teenage son pull it off of me! Honestly, it made me feel terrible because the sizing was so off (due to coming from China) and based on the measurements I ordered a 3XL to make sure it would fit me. In reality, it's probably a women's large and it didn't have any sizing tags on it and while I knew the size wasn't normal, I felt awful knowing I bought up sizes and it still didn't fit!

Diets don't work. We all know that. You have to be open to changing your lifestyle to make this long term. I don't know anyone that is perfect 24/7, do you? But it really comes down to finding what works for you. I know people that make comments about not wanting to count points, or count calories but if it works for you, then why not? All I do is add my food into an app, which takes about a minute. I know that I have time for that! 

One thing that is always so important to remember, is that sometimes you can eat perfectly all week and exercise each day and then weigh in day comes and the scale hasn't budged, or maybe it even went up! That does not mean you aren't doing good! It doesn't mean your body has betrayed you! 

Weight fluctuates. That is just life. It's the facts. I don't typically weigh myself every single day for that reason. But recently I decided to weigh myself every day for a week to see how much my weight fluctuated. 

9/20 184.6
9/21 184.8
9/22 185.6
9/23 186.0
9/24 185.0
9/25 185.6
9/26 183.6
9/27 181.8
9/28 182.2

Wow, right? I could really get down about that. But I don't. Somedays are so good and then weigh in day comes and I'm up a half of a pound and I could get so discouraged for having to post a gain. But then I weigh myself the next day and I'm down 2 pounds. It could be based on several different things. But the things that matter are how I feel, and how my clothes fit.

And right now my clothes are fitting pretty great. I actually got to buy new jeans in a smaller size recently and you know that feels amazing! Right?

Do you have a Fitbit? Find me (here) so we can do a challenge! 
Do you have Facebook? Come join my group, The Road to a Healthy YOU to get some motivation, inspiration or share your journey. No one is buying or selling anything, and you can just enjoy the give and take of women lifting each other up!

One thing I planned for the year, to motivate myself was to do my second half marathon. I know you might be asking, why would someone run 13.1 miles for fun. And that would be a totally legit question. And the answer is, I don't know. hahaha. I'm not sure why I do that to myself. But I decided that I wanted to do another, and I got my bestie on board and we made plans to train together. And then we went on one walk together all summer.... Oops!

And then last weekend we did it. Together, her and I, ran, walked, practically crawled at times 13.1 miles. And we lived to tell about it. I even managed to make it a full 13 miles before I fell face first into the ground as everyone watched and cheered us during that last .1 mile. Ya, it was embarrassing, but whatever, stuff happens.  I literally dusted myself off and kept running. 

I made a goal to lose 25 pounds by the time the kids got out of school for the summer, which was June 13th, and I hit that! Then I made a second goal to lose another 25 (for a total of 50) by September 30th, and I came up 10 pounds short. But no fear, I am keeping on, and making these weight watchers goals happen. 

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