WEIGHT LOSS

This is something I’ve struggled with much of my life.

As many of you can probably relate to, my weight loss has been the proverbial yo-yo. As I think back to my teens and early 20’s I recall constantly being on a diet. (In hind site I wish I was that weight now).

A couple of years ago I went on a weight loss program where you ate the programs prepackaged foods and then followed a strict guideline for dinner. The program worked. I lost 66 lbs and it only took me about 8 months. But the problem was that at the time the program (or maybe it was the location) didn’t really have a maintenance plan. So I gained it ever so slowly back. Not all but let say 85%.

So last year in 2018 I join Weight Watchers (now know as WW). In 2018 I lost 22.4 lbs.

I’ve been a member of WW for years. Lost the weight after I had my first and second son (see yo-yo). But I have to say that the current program is the best I think they’ve ever had. It’s more of a lower carb approach (which I like because I know that a high protein diet works for me) but unlike many of the programs where you can’t have fruit on WW you can. You can actually have anything as long as you plan for it.

That’s why I’m on WW, because I want to learn to live my life and still lose and then ultimately maintain the loss. I can no longer be restrictive (eat just these foods) I need to know how I can do this everyday for the rest of my life.

You don’t have to go to meetings if you don’t want to, they offer a Digital plan as well as a Digital and Studio plan. Each includes the app which makes tracking so easy.

So why am I telling you all this? Because part of my going to WW is accountability. I have to go each week and weigh in front of someone. Don’t get me wrong that person never judges but I still know and that means something to me. Also, there are other people that go to the meetings and we can offer each other ideas and support.

So if you’d like to join me on my WW journey I have a link that you can use that will give each of use a free month. (once you subscribe and attend for 2 weeks). Sorry this link I believe only works in Canada. Be sure to connect with my on Connect on the WW app (kinda like FB for WW) my handle is FamilyHistHound2. Here’s the Link. To join.

My next step will be incorporating a fitness program. I use to go to a trainer but last year and since my fall in November I haven’t been to the gym.

Watch this page as I will be adding resources and tools that I find.

Your friend

Ellen

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Resources

I found this terrific site that offers exercise videos for FREE. It’s called FitnessBlender. As I said there is 100’s of free videos as well as information on healthy eating.

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