Tonight, I walked into weigh in not knowing what to expect. -2 on the head. I went from 31 points plus last week to 30 points plus. I really struggled with it - you would have thought my points were reduced by 20. Anyway, the result was good.
Today's meeting we talked about turning negative thoughts into positive thoughts. For a lot of us we feel disappointed when we only lose .2 or .4 pounds. Really a loss is a loss, and should be celebrated. That is less that you need to lose going forward. My negativity is more about how I FEEL I don't have enough support. As my family is seeing progress, they are coming around and being more supportive. I get wonderful support from my fellow members at my Weight Watchers meetings too. Prior to WW, I would beat myself up when I "slipped up" or felt like I was failing. With Points Plus, we get 49 freebie points that we can use or we can earn activity points. When I slip up now, I think - "Went over my daily points allowance, but I am still with in my weekly points cushion". I do try to not go over by too many points in one day, but I won't beat myself up anymore. We discussed other common negative/unmotivating thoughts.
In other news, I have increased the duration and intensity of my walks. Last night, I even ran for a few minutes. It felt so good to start running again. I really felt hindered by my dog. She loves to run - normally she pushes me to run further, but she was more interested in sniffing around than running last night. Running last night made me realize that I want to start 5K training again. That will involve picking a race 8 weeks out, signing up for it, and executing a training plan.
What are some of your negative thoughts and what can you do to change those around?