Dieting vs. Lifestyle Changes

When I first started my weight loss journey 7 years ago, that’s all it really was to me, trying to lose weight. Trying to lose a certain number by a certain milestone, which I did. But it wasn’t until I started adding other things such as exercise that the weight loss actually stuck. Dieting Vs. Lifestyle Changes If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know that I’m a WW, Wellness that Works member, formally Weight Watchers. The new branding means WW doesn’t focus solely on weight loss, in fact you don’t even have to be weighed at […]

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Small ways to treat yourself

In my Weight Watchers meeting last week we talked about small ways to treat yourself. This could be when you reach your goal weight or a mini goal such as upping your excercise or drinking more water. Or simply because you deserve it! Of course these were mostly non food related but it got me thinking of ways I could treat myself, because it’s completely OK to do so, and how this could be added to my own self care routine. Firstly, what is ‘Wellness Works’? If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know I’ve been a […]

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Upping my water intake with Weight Watchers daily motivation water bottle

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I’ve been a member of Weight Watchers since January 2012 and currently volunteer at meetings, helping the coach set up the room, handling cash and card sales etc.  One of the newest products available are these daily water bottles or motivation bottles. They come in blue and a dark pink – I have the blue one myself and have just been using it just under a week after getting it last Sunday. I wanted a new bottle for work. I had been re-using plastic water bottles but found […]

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Healthy snacking with Weight Watchers chocolate selection box 

I’ve been following the Weight Watchers plan since January 2012 and got to gold (my goal weight) the following September. I managed to maintain my goal weight until March 2015 where I put nearly all the weight I’d lost back on! 🙁 I’m on back on track and volunteer at meetings, helping the coach set up the room, handling cash and card sales etc. As such, I get to see new products when they’re put out for sale and one of the newest products is the chocolate selection box.  Each selection box includes 4 of the Weight Watchers treat bars […]

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Weight loss and fitness – one month in

It’s been a nearly a month since I started my new weight loss / healthy eating journey. I started back at Weight Watchers in the first week of January and had my first weight in where I found out I’d put on half a stone over Christmas! Since then I’ve been following the Smart Points plan religiously, only going over my daily points allowance twice. Weight Watchers believe in 80:20, i.e. if you’re good 80% of the time you will still have a weight loss but it will take longer to get to your goal. So far I’ve lost 3lbs […]

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Goals for 2017

There are a few things I want to accomplish throughout the next year or two, some are things I used to do that I want to get back to and some are new things I want to try. Get back to my goal weight.  I reached my goal weight in September 2012, having started a healthy eating plan in the January. In early 2015 I began comfort eating and put nearly all the weight back on again! Six months ago I was a few pound short of my goal weight then a few stressful things happened in my life and […]

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