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5 tips to help get the weight off :: my weight loss journey {#WWSponsored #WeightWatchers}

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“This post was created as part of a relationship in which I was sponsored by Weight Watchers and given a free three month subscription to try their new Personal Coaching product and write about my experience. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own. #WeightWatchers #WWsponsored

My weight loss has not been substantial at this point. But, that’s ok. I am not in this for quick loss and then gaining it back. I am looking for long term, healthy changes in my life…to last me the REST of my life. That being said, I wanted to share with you 5 things I have been doing to help keep me focused. Help keep me driving towards my goal. The goal I set up in my Weight Watchers account and keep watching it on a weekly basis!

I am using Weight Watchers this time around for several reasons, however, one of the biggest reasons is because it’s SO. MUCH. MORE. than just a diet program. They are humans making me feel even more like a better human. The personal coaching is uplifting me, making me feel ok when I fail, yet pushing me a little so I can pick up where I left off.

You guys, I love the personal coaching!! {big, puffy heart love!!}

All right, enough of the mushy, mushy talk, let’s talk about some things YOU can do to achieve your weight loss success!!

Have a scheduled day to weigh in each week…same day, same time. You wouldn’t think it would make a difference, but it does when it comes to the time of day. I always do it first thing in the morning – I go to the bathroom, then grab the scale. Clockwork.

Track, track, and track some more. I don’t know about you, but if I know that I’m going to have to write something down, if it’s going to be solidified in black ink in a notebook or in my app, I hesitate to eat it. Might seem silly, but YOU try it! If you know that you are going to have to add a peanut butter cup to your app, and then it’s going to generate automatically the points in which you just consumed, I’m betting you will hesitate to eat it. That tip alone has saved me a TON of calories lol!! My tip…right now you can get a steal on calendars. Yes, you can get one that has a hefty price tag on it, and to each his own. But, I picked mine up in the dollar section at Target, y’all!! Boo-yah!! It’s perfect because there is space for each day, so I can put some food as well as my work-outs. It’s mainly for my work-outs to be honest, I like the Weight Watchers app to track my food. 🙂
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Prep ahead. It’s hard to plan. Like REALLY hard for me. That has been my biggest challenge, and when I don’t plan and prep, I find myself grabbing snacks all day long…nothing of substance and only things that will leave me longing for more food. When I DO plan ahead, I have healthy snacks and meals all set and ready to roll. I have been trying to do this on the weekend, when my husband is around to help monitor the children and make sure they are staying safe lol! My advice for you is to do it when you can stay focused. I like to sit down at the computer and check out the meal section of the Weight Watchers site. The meals are FABULOUS and give huge direction. Not every one of them is up my alley, but I’m able to sort and pick from difficult to create to easy. I opt for easy 9 times out of 10.

Have a great support system. Whether it’s your spouse or significant other or a family member or a friend. Having someone you can talk to about things whenever you need to, is HUGELY important! If you don’t have a good support system, that is where I find the PERSONAL COACHING is beyond fabulous. I have stuck with the same gal, and I love it. You can totally switch it up, but the gal I picked meshes well with me. They have a little bio when you are reading about the personal coaches. I picked one that was in to running, because when I do workout, the food is what gets me. I want to eat everything in sight! I needed someone that understood this. Outside of my husband, she is my other part of the support system. She lifts me up and points things out that I may have not see. Crucial!! Oh yes…one more thing. Sorry, I keep adding, but this is a great point too! There is 24/7 help via the Weight Watchers app and online too! Just one click and you are on your way to the help or reassurance you need!Weight Watchers Notifications via iPhone

The last thing, just have more good days than bad days. Period. Don’t beat yourself up. Work on loving yourself!! Tomorrow is a new day! Make better choices tomorrow and you will feel good!!
make today better than yesterday quote

So, talk to me. What are your biggest tips? Or…what are your biggest struggles? How are YOU getting healthy this year? I’d love to chat about this!!

**Check out my other Weight Watchers posts today for further stalking of my progress!**

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  • Ameraq Qllaithy
    February 7, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    This was helpful

  • debbie
    February 2, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    its hard for me to diet.

  • Naomi
    January 30, 2015 at 6:48 am

    I tried this program a few years ago, I think I might try it again. I worked for me before until I had some health issues.

    • Shannon
      February 1, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      Good luck in your journey Naomi!! I hope you get better soon!! 🙂

  • rachel mixson
    January 28, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    I have heard a lot about this program and think I will look into it a lot more.

  • Danielle
    January 28, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Just love personal coaches, however I think you may have to check out a few different people to make sure that you get a coach that fits your style.

  • Danielle
    January 28, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    I love having a personal coach, it’s similar to the support of a 12 step program. Whenever you need help or someone to talk to they will be there for you!

  • Beth R
    January 22, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    I have always loved WW. I definitely know for me planning is key. If I plan ahead I am less likely to eat things I wouldn’t normally eat

    • Shannon
      January 22, 2015 at 11:57 pm

      I 110% agree Beth!!

  • Amy Orvin
    January 21, 2015 at 10:45 am

    This program sounds like it could really work. I will have to check into it more for myself.

    • Shannon
      January 22, 2015 at 11:56 pm

      Good luck Amy! I’d love to hear back from you after you check it out 🙂