Our leader had put together a small photo album containing pictures of things that she wanted to do after she had lost the weight. Many of them were things she was not able to do while she was heavy - like hiking, horseback riding, etc., all things she enjoys. She told us she wanted all of us to give it a try. She said these pictures could be of anything that would help motivate us to lose weight. After this little album is put together, we can then get it back out and look at it when we need an extra boost to our motivation. I started mine this evening. I cut pictures out of a magazine. One was of a girl's midriff with a belt buckle on that said SEXY, since it's been a while since I've felt sexy and I intend to feel that way again. Another was of a man and woman in an intimate embrace. That was a whole lot better when I was smaller! LOL! I'm looking for some of horseback riders since I used to dearly love to ride. It can be pictures of anything that would help motivate us to lose weight. I liked this idea and thought I'd share. Hope you like it too.
Oh, and tonight was my first weigh in since before Christmas. I have lost 2.2 pounds instead of a gain! I am thrilled!
In our meeting our leader talked about myths, like not eating after 7 at night will help me lose weight, or If my parents are heavy I will be heavy also, a pound of muscle weighs more than a pound of fat (she said a pound is a pound), There is always tomorrow (tomorrow never comes when you say I will start this tomorrow) yo yo diets are bad for your health (she said that is not true ), If you don't lose your weight while you are young you won't be able to lose it when you are older (not true) Then she said to write down a myth, then write down how you would set that myth straight, I put my myth: There is always tomorrow and to set that straight I put I will start over today not tomorrow. She was telling us if we went off program at lunch and said I will start over tomorrow (sounds like me) she said the best thing to do is start counting and stay on plan from that moment on.
I hope this helps, Have a great week!
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Alrighty!!! We actually talked about this at our meeting the other day....A woman put her shredded wheat in a cup to measure instead of weighing it out...You can not go by the measuring cups..you must do meats and such by weight...My leader expressed how important it is to purchase or use a scale..digital or otherwise...when i put strawberries in a cup..i dont get 8oz. worth of strawberries..but when i weigh it out on my scale i get a lot...You have to go by the weight of the foods...not the measurements.... 1 oz. is 28 grams.....Please weigh it out..you would be surprised how much your missing out on because of the shape of the food..or how much more your getting by packing it in the measuring cup..
To add to the one pound loss postings:
I had a WW leader bring in a 16oz. tub of Crisco. She
opened it up, and passed it around. Everytime you
lose 1 pound, you have eliminated the equivalent of
that can of Crisco. That image has stuck with me for
a very long time. 1 pound is very helath, and very
normal,and if you look at the crisco, you'll see how
significant that is. C.Y.
Here are the details of the money game I mentioned earlier last week.
These are all done using "fun money"...somewhat like monopoly money:
Rules for the Money Game:
*Commit to journal for the number of days you choose. ( should be a challenge to you) Earn $4 of fun money for keeping your commitment.
*Make physical activity part of your lifestyle. Earn $1 for every 20 min. of physical activity.
*Drinking water is important!!!! Every day you drink 6 or more 8 oz. glasses of water will be worth $.50 or the entire week for $4.
*Attending mettings is essential. Earn $1/meeting attended weekly.
*Bring a friend who joins and earn $50.
Other ways to earn fun money ($1 each)
*Share a new recipe you've tried.
*Let a fellow member know how his advice helped you this past week.
*Share ideas during the meeting
*Eat all your veggies and fruits.
*During the last meeting of each month, bring in a treasure you wish to donate and buy someone else's with the fun money you've earned.
Possible donated items:
Clothing you can no longer wear; a recipe with the ingredients; craft items; inspirational saying/stories.
My WW leader had a lady that did this. She sprayed the cleaner Fantastic on any leftover food on her children's plates so she wouldn't eat it!