Week 5 and Checkpoint #1

Hey guys!

Sorry I haven’t been posting on my regular schedule. When I looked at this week’s prompt/question, I decided not to do it since it was asking what I was grateful for. Instead, I thought I would update you on what is going on and what is going to happen with future posts.

First, I am still going to doing the Shedding the Shame challenge. But instead of posting twice a week about it, I am only going to post once. That way the second post I make in the week is about another topic relating to health and wellness.

Second, I have started Weight Watchers. After some long conversations with my mom (and tears), we decided to go on this journey together. I would like to start by say that I am already having to look at the things I eat more closely because in the few days that I’ve been part of the program, I have already gone overboard.

But that’s what this journey is all about: challenge and improvement.

And lastly, as the first checkpoint passes us I would like to state that I have actually gained a pound. This is my own doing since I haven’t been running or eating all that well. Some lessons I learned are:

  1. I need a quick, good dinner ready for me to make at home

There are some days where I am so tired that all I want to do is to not do anything. So when this happens, or if I’m incredibly hungry, I just stop to buy food. Not only do I want to save money, but I also want to make sure that I stay within my points. If I were to look back at the food I’m buying, that is most likely the cause of the me not really making any changes.

2. I need to have tons of low point snacks

The Weight Watchers program assigns points to everything that we eat. And I find that most of the things that I pair with my food or main dish are also high in points. Which in the end screws me up. Solution: find a few low point snacks I like and buy more fruits to take with me throughout the day so I don’t get really hangry by the time I’m leaving for work.

I can’t wait to see how the rest of this journey goes. Let me know how you’re doing because sharing is caring. Also because having support in a hard journey can make it seem a little easier.

See you next week!

-Joss

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