I’m constantly telling my Weight Watchers members to focus their attention on one small change a week. Over the course of time, those small changes add up to big changes that lead to changing your lifestyle rather than just losing weight. I remember a meeting back when I first became a leader where a member was so worried if she went over her points because of her coffee creamer, she wouldn’t lose. But she was changing everything else about how she ate, so she still saw big results. It is so easy to help people with their own struggles, but something totally different when it comes to following your own advice. With the changing hormones and the exhaustion physically and emotionally, I’m overwhelmed and while these may all add up to excuses, it is just too much for me right now.
So the other day I posted about wearing leggings everyday. What I didn’t say is I’m pretty much wearing the same 2 pairs of leggings everyday, which certainly is not helping me out of this ‘how did I gain so much weight while I was pregnant’ funk.
Since I’m not ready to hop right back in, I’m trying to shift my focus to one small change at a time. Today I will not drink my calories. Well, not all of them, I did have my coffee creamer (keeps me from adding sugar) and some fat free milk this morning, but no soda and no juice. I have convinced myself grabbing a can of soda, which my hubby keeps stocked in the refrigerator is easier than getting out the ice and the water and dirtying a cup and blah, blah, blah.
I’m planning to pair my physical change with an attempt at an emotional one as well. This one I’m sure will be a whole lot more difficult. Size is nothing but a letter and weight is just a number, at least that’s what I tell others all the time. If that is the case, what does it matter if I buy a pair of bigger pants? No! I do not want to get comfortable so I never do what I need to to get back to where I was, but at the same time, it’s not going to happen overnight and these 2 pairs of leggings are likely not going to last that long if I’m wearing them everyday and washing them every other. I’m sure with my raging hormones, I’ll cry for a couple days when I buy a bigger size but I will just keep reminding myself, I won’t be there long.