What’s Working For Ya (or Not)

In our WW meeting last week we talked about what’s working for us – or not working – in our weight loss journey. The habit that this is associated with is Learning from Experience. Remember “There is no such thing as failure. Only feedback.” 😉

To start off, she asked us first what doesn’t work and there were lots of responses – not tracking or journaling, lack of planning, not exercising, thinking that the fewer points you eat you can loose more weight aka trying to cheat the plan ;), trying to do it on your own, having a bad attitude.

For starters we have to trust the WW program because it works!!  If its not working for you then its probably because of choices you are making. We have to make sure we find the balance in making healthy food choices along with exercise and then eating our not-so-healthy favorite foods in moderation. When talking about how hard change is one member said that “things are only as hard as we make them out to be.” It is really all about our attitude and what we choose to focus on. You have to focus on all the yummy good healthy foods you CAN have instead of focusing on what you can’t have – cause this is not a diet!!

The awesome thing about the new Points Plus program is that the plan is so flexible and anyone can do it – its a healthy way of living!  You just have to figure out what works best for YOU.  Tweaking the plan can sometimes be the hardest part of your journey!! I know from experience it was (and is STILL) hard for me sometimes!!  The best part I love about the new WW’s is that anyone with ANY diet restriction can use WW – diabetics, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free……because it is THAT flexible!!  Weight Watchers gives you the healthy boundaries that you need to help you to make yummy healthier food choices, helps learn our emotional connection with food and how we can turn it into a healthy lifestyle, and is a great place to share ideas and motivation!! 😉

At times in our journey we have to identify what’s working (or not). We can try something new, seek ideas from other members and the Weight Watchers eTools, get feedback from your tracker (we love dietSNAPS to track of course! 😉 )  and weight loss progress, use the flexibility of Points Plus or Simply Filling to tweak how you follow the plan, and identify the small changes that could make a difference like those BLT’s (Bites, Licks, and Tastes). 😉

If we need a refresher, like we all sometimes do, then you may have to read the Guidelines (pg 48)  in your Getting Started Book again.  For those who are not on WW’s take a new and fresh look at the eating plan you are on.  Sometimes we have to remind ourselves of the basics from time to time.

Check out this WW article to read more on Discovering What Works for You

This weeks challenge– Work on one thing this week that you need to change!!! Write it down and focus on it.

I love the motivational quote this week!

“Your life doesn’t get better by chance – it gets better by change.” -Jim Rohn



Here are some other great quotes I love about change! 😉






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About Carman

36 year old military wife of 18 years and stay at home mom to 4 incredible kids (3 girls ages 17, 11, 11 and our son is 6). After my 4th, and final baby, I decided I wanted to be more active, healthier, happier, and to be an example to my kids. I joined Weight Watchers and started using the Points Plus program to learn portion control, moderation, and develop healthier habits. I also used the dietSNAPS app to track my meals and it was such a life changer for me to literally *see* what I was putting in my body! Cyndi, Lexy and I created this blog to be accountability partners and that has been a huge key to this journey! I love to cook and I love converting my favorite recipes into a healthier version for my family to enjoy! I love the after effects of exercising :) I love challenging myself to fitness goals to change things up and in doing so I have run numerous 5K/10K's, several half marathons, one full 26.2 marathon, and a Tough Mudder. I love circuit training, weight training, and running sprints. My goal is to inspire others to take their health seriously, and to show how small changes can lead to big results.

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