Week 22: Weigh Watchers Weigh In

I got some bling this week…

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For every 25-lb increment you lose on Weight Watchers, you get one of these charms. Yes, I think it’s cheesy, but that didn’t make me any less excited to get it.

It had been a while since I’d been to a meeting, so the 3.6 lbs I was down at this weekend was a cumulative loss over several weeks during January. But I finally got past the 25-lb mark, for a total loss of 26.6 lbs on Weight Watchers and 30 lbs total since the beginning of July.

In the meeting, I was asked to share some differences losing 25 pounds has made in my life. I can’t even remember what I said (it definitely wasn’t eloquent at 9 am on a Saturday), so I’ll be thinking that over and writing a post about it soon.

I Would Usually Quit Right Now

In case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, I haven’t given up on Weight Watchers or gained back a ton of weight. This month has been a hectic blur between cruising, mourning a loss, flying to NYC for 18 hours to get a new cat (long story), new job stuff (more about that later!), etc. I’ve missed quite a few WW meetings so I haven’t done my usual weekly weigh in updates. My weight is still hovering around where I was during the holidays.

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I was gone for a week on a cruise at the beginning of January. I was up about 4 lbs after my cruise but I have since taken it off. I ate and drank whatever the heck I wanted during the cruise. I did work out a few times and walked a lot, so that may have been the difference between gaining 4 or 10 lbs. [Read more…]

Week 20 & 21: Weight Watchers Weigh In

I haven’t fallen off the wagon! Sorry for the lack of checking in over the holidays.

I’m about to head off on a week-long cruise, but wanted to post an update before setting sail. (Hopefully my cruise tips will come in handy once again).

Last week I was down 0.8 lbs. This was just 0.2 lbs away from my official WW 25 lb milestone. My leader tried to get me to take off more clothes/go to the bathroom, but I refrained. I know I will get there soon enough, no need to try and trick the scale. :)

This week I was up 1.8 lbs. I expected this after eating/drinking a lot on Christmas! This will be good motivation to not go to crazy on my cruise.

In January, I’m going to commit to being better about tracking my food. I have definitely been slacking on that the last two weeks.

Happy New Year and I’ll see ya next year. ;)

Week 19: Weight Watchers Weigh In

BIG loss this week — I’m down 3.2 lbs!

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It is really weird to lose weight this time of year. I’m so used to hitting the reset button every January 1.

I hope to hit my official 25 pound milestone next week. I get a charm for that one. ;)

I had an emotionally draining week after finding out my cat Hank has cancer. Instead of drowning my sorrows with food, it seems the stress made me eat less. So, this loss was a silver lining to an otherwise hard week.

HOWEVER… I did have a moment where I wanted to eat my feelings and go get some french fries and a double cheeseburger when I passed by a McDonald’s. But I knew eating that would only make me feel worse. One moment of mindfulness kept me out of the drive thru. I consider that a victory.

I did eat a few mint chocolate chip Klondike bars that my roomie picked up. We decided those are no longer allowed in the house though! Too tempting. I enjoyed them while it lasted. Still not as bad as McD’s. This may be the only eating plan where two Klondike bars won’t keep you from losing 3 pounds. :)

Week 18: Weight Watchers Weigh In

Sorry for my long absence! I did go weigh in this past Saturday. It’s been a hectic week so I haven’t sat down to write up a post…

I was up 0.4 lb after Thanksgiving/visiting NYC. I’m totally pleased with that. Just maintaining/not gaining much over the holidays will be a win for me.

I added a new section to the site this week –> Weight Watchers FAQ

I know this time of year everyone is thinking of their New Year’s resolutions (well, maybe not yet… that’s what December 31 is for), so I came up with some questions people thinking about joining Weight Watchers might have. A few of these came from my friends Bri and Steph who are also following WW, so thanks for your input, ladies. :) I’d love for this to be a HUGE resource, so I’ll keep adding more to it. If you have questions you want me to answer, you can leave them in the comments or drop me a line.

Sorry for the short post! I will give you all more attention next week. How’s December going for you?

 

 

6 Awesome Weight Watchers Instagram Accounts

If you think Instagram is nothing but tweens posting selfie, think again.

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There’s a very active Instagram community around Weight Watchers, so it’s become a huge source of inspiration for me to follow a lot of fellow Weight Watchers. When I did Weight Watchers years ago, I used to hang around the message boards on the site to get meal ideas, tips and motivation. Now, I use Instagram for that. Times have changed. :)

If you’re on Instagram and want to find other Weight Watchers peeps, search hashtags like #weightwatchers, #wwfamily, #wwcommunity, and #wwsisterhood. Once you find an account you like, look at who they’re following to find more WW related accounts. Many Weight Watchers people put the WW in their screen name, making them easy to spot.

I definitely have a few favorites I follow. Check ‘em out below. (P.S. If you’re on Instagram, make sure to follow me! –> @snarkandpepper)

@wwmrskray

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@wwfoodblog

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@funwithwwpoints

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@emilybitesblog

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@thepointsprincess

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@wwmissbaileyy

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Do you use Instagram for healthy inspiration? Tell me some of your favorite accounts in the comments. :)