So here I am. The morning after the night before. I was weighed in last night. It was a bit of a shock compared to my obviously broken’ish home scales. One heck of a starting weight, that’s for sure. I’m putting it out of my mind and simultaneously using it to push toward my first goal of 10kg. I was told to make sure I had a starting photo. I laughed that I had more than most on my blog. The suggested taking some time to plan my goals and share them with those I care about. So here we are. Next I sat down for the meeting after my brief introduction and really enjoyed the friendly banter between participants and the leader.

We talked about social events and how often they revolve around food. It got me to thinking, that yeah, that’s about right. Hi friend, would you like to go for coffee/lunch/dinner/have wine/come over for a BBQ/eat snacks while watching a movie with me. I nodded along as I looked around the room at the variety of women in the room. I’d seen one guy pop in for weigh in, but he couldn’t stay. We had all experienced different things but the message was the same; don’t eat mindlessly and set yourself up to win.

It’s the setting yourself up to win bit that takes time and thought and consideration. I think. What will I have for breakfast when I leave {usually almost late} for work? What will I snack on during the day at the office? How can I use my allotted points during the day without going hungry? It’s a puzzle of sorts that the ladies were more than happy to answer. I jotted down notes like a good student and started to form ideas for the upcoming week.

They were also happy to listen. Weight Watchers is all about everything in moderation. We all know I am sugar-free. So when they talked about swapping to low-fat products I declined the request. No thank you, I said, I’d rather have full fat and pay the price with points. No problem said my leader. When it came to fruit being free, I mentally decided to keep to my 1-2 serves max per day rather than the loose guideline given of less than 5. All very possible. All welcomed by the leader who encouraged me to make my own plan.

I like it so far. I feel motivated to succeed. 10kg is in my sight.

Let’s do this thing.

 
{This is not a sponsored post. Weight Watchers have given me a 6 month trial of the program including all online tools & meetings as per my disclosure policy.}
  • Jess Powell

    You go girl!! Smash this!! 🙂

    I’ve battled with my weight since I was 10 & have finally bitten the bullet and opted to have surgery to help with my weight loss. Not a decision I made lightly, but if I don’t do it… I won’t be around to see our son grow up 🙁 so I know how hard it is battling weight. A positive mindset is 99% of the work! X

    • Thanks Jess! I hope the surgery gives you access to what you need to make a life change for you and for your family. Go team!

  • trish

    I have just read your blog for the first time. I started at WW in February and now I have lost 15kgs. Oh what a feeling. I love ww as it is all about real living. Good luck and hang in there it really works.

    • Well hello there and welcome on board. Thank you for the supportive comment.

      Wow, what a great result. You make sure you hang around and offer me some tips, heck knows I’m going to need them. 🙂

  • Melissa Powell

    You can do it! Sounds like you’re already in a good mindset 🙂
    Goodluck with your journey 🙂

  • Sarah Tarrant

    good luck!!!

  • Oh the social thing is a big one for me – everytime i see my friends it revolves around food in some way :/

    • When I got to thinking, for me too! The only time it isn’t we’re at the shops. Which ultimately ends up with lunch or coffee or something along the way. Weird, huh? Are there really any non-food type activities out there?

  • Wow, it sounds like WW has changed a lot in recent years – for the better, too! My social life is a huge issue for me when it comes to losing weight. It didn’t used to be an issue because I would just exercise a lot of make up for it but thanks to my back injury in February, I have gained a good ten kilos and not really been able to lose it. I have started calorie counting and it is working for me but gosh it is hard to say no to gelato when all your skinny minnie friends are chowing down!

    Good luck lovely. I post a lot of recipes on my blog, if you’re interested. I use some low fat products because I am on a medication that prevents me from processing fat particularly well. Just thought you might be interested x

    • Thanks Hannah, I AM interested and I’ll check them out, thanks. I

      know what you mean about feeling like you’re missing out. That’s the feeling I’m hoping to avoid here. It’s hard enough to maintain your weight sometimes without an outside source like an injury to get in your way. Good luck!

  • Long time reader, first time commenter!!
    You’ve inspired me to look into weight watchers! I lost ten kilos before I married my Husband in June but I’d still like to loose another 20 as we’re making the big move from Tasmania back to his home state, Queensland, later this year and want to me a much healthier weight in the heat!
    Good luck!

    • Well hello there Lauren, well out of the commenting closet. 😉

      Thanks for the feedback! Good luck with the program and the move. Look me up when you get to QLD. I have a Hybrid, will travel. 😉

      • Haha you’re the cutest! Thanks!
        I must also add (without sounding like a total suck up) that your style posts have inspired me out of my black/grey clothing rut… I brought a blue skirt similar to yours & hadn’t worn it until I saw your post! Thank you!

        • You’re welcome. And ha! Love that. Glad to see I can cause a little blue skirt confidence. Great news indeed. xox

  • Kirsty @ My Home Truths

    I joined WW last week and was also shocked by my starting weight. I’ve enjoyed it so far, those extra points for each week have definitely come in handy! Good luck with it!

    • Good luck Kirsty! I’m having an issue eating enough, Hubby says it’s because I am a bit generous with portions in relation to what I track, so the weighing etc will deal with that.

  • Trina

    Go you! Go for the rye cruskits. They are only 1 point for 2 so they are a good snack or alternative to bread. I never go over the two pieces of fruit. I cant believe they say under 5 thats a lot of fruit.

    • Oooo, good tip, thanks Trina! I know right, it was sort of an offhanded comment so maybe it’s not a guideline, she just said something like if you had eaten 5 pieces of fruit you might want to switch to a vegetable. Like carrot sticks. Hmmm, must check on that.