This week's topic was Visualizing Your Weight Loss, the main point the leader wanted to get across this week was that we need to learn to appreciate every weight loss no matter how small. She wanted to remind us that weight loss is a slow but its part of the journey we're on.
She came up with some great ways to help us "see" how much weight we've lost. She had several different items in pillow cases and asked us to guess how much they weighed. We pretty much over estimated on each item. There was a 1lb jar of peanut butter, 3lbs of butter, and 10lbs of potatoes. Just imagine I've lost 6 bags of potatoes and 3 sticks of butter! That's a lot when you look at it in terms of "real" things.
The way we need to stay on this highway to goal is to keep positive and she shared with us four points for positive self-talking (a Weight Watchers tool for living):
- Be aware of negative thoughts (can't/shouldn't/must never)
- Challenge these thoughts
- Replace negative language with positive (can/will/am)
- Repeat positive thoughts and phrases
The leader had some great little quotes I want to share with you :
"The door is always open to come back" - she wanted us to know that Weight Watchers will always be there for us.
As Tom Chochrane's song says : "Life is a Highway" - she wanted us to know that weight loss is the same way that it is full of bumps, detours, roadblocks that "If you stay between the yellow lines you'll get there"
"Don't get discouraged all 1/2 lbs add up"
"Success is 80% mental 20% skill"
If you keep trying... eventually you'll make it to the top of the podium!
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