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Weight Watcher Update [16 weeks]

Not a typical weight watcher update, but one that gives 4 ways you can support someone you know along their journey that won't cost you a dime.16 weeks into my Weight Watcher journey and this update is likely not what you are expecting. 

You might be expecting me to talk about how great I am doing, how much weight I have lost, how I am “making it happen”, how I am struggling but still winning or something along those lines. I am not.

Today, 16 weeks into my Weight Watcher journey I am here to tell you that I have gained weight over the past 2 weeks that has set me back by a month. I weigh what I weighed at the beginning of August by getting too cocky and thinking “no big deal, I can totally have a piece of fudge.”. For the record, I totally could have a piece of fudge, but I probably should have stopped after one and not continued to eat the second and the third. And no, it’s not just about the fudge. 

In the past three weeks I haven’t been exercising regularly, getting in my steps, barely getting any active minutes and have been eating “ok” but truthfully not tracking in the Weight Watchers App religiously as I had been.

I am writing this update hoping for you to keep me accountable. Although I know I have done well the journey is not over and sadly I tend to do this time and time again. The minute I start feeling like “I have this in the bag”, I stop. But I really don’t want to start all over from the beginning because it was a lot of hard work to get here.

To help each other out along whatever journey each of us might be on, here are a few suggestions that I find helpful from friends and family (you are included if you’re reading this!):Not a typical weight watcher update, but one that gives 4 ways you can support someone you know along their journey that won't cost you a dime.

  1. ASK how the journey is going in a non-judgemental/authentic way.
  2. KNOW the difference between excuses and reasons – Remind each other for encouragement.
  3. SHARE how you are doing, helpful tips, a new idea or recipe you may have seen, etc.
  4. COMPLIMENT when you can. Keep in mind this doesn’t have to be about appearance; a simple “heart eye emoji” reply to a healthy recipe or healthy choice seen on an instastory can go a long way!

Now, it’s time for me to get back on the band wagon, pull up my socks, and be the healthiest version of myself both physically and mentally.

If you have something you are doing whether it be a weight loss journey, dealing with anxiety, struggling with mom guilt, whatever it may be feel free to reach out (Facebook / Instagram) – I would love to cheer you on, ASK you how you’re doing and COMPLIMENT you where I can.

xo Jenna

I want to make sure you know this is not sponsored and/or monitored by WW. The Mr and I are paying for our subscriptions in the program 100%. That said, if you’re interested in joining I do have a referral link you can use to get a month free and in return I also get a month free.

Here is my link, just in case.

Not a typical weight watcher update, but one that gives 4 ways you can support someone you know along their journey that won't cost you a dime.

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    Beth Stymiest
    September 12, 2019 at 9:50 am

    5 weeks ago I started Freeletics at the urging of my son. He and his girlfriend are doing it and wanted me to join up so we could cheer each other on. It is an exercise app, 39.95 for three months, and it gives you your workouts and keeps track of your progress. It involves HIIT body weight training mostly (that is what I am doing). I do three workouts per week and they are hard!!! I still cannot do a knee push-up but have found substitutions online so I can do an exercise when I am supposed to be doing push-ups. 🙂 I have been assigned a 12-week training and have had to push myself to do some of the exercises. On Sunday I did 160 squats during the course of my training session. I was really supposed to do 200 but I could not do the last 40. I am pretty proud of myself. My goal is to get stronger. I am sure I will miss a training or two but remind myself that it is all about the big picture and that it is a journey not a destination. Good luck getting back on track!

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      Jenna MacDonald
      September 16, 2019 at 9:31 pm

      First of all, WOW and congratulations for taking your health into your own hands! Doing 1 squat, let alone 140 is worth celebrating!!!

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