New Weight Watchers Program #myWW

TODAY IS THE BIG DAY!  WW (formerly Weight Watchers) released its brand new program, which now gives you an option to choose between 3 different programs based on your preferences, lifestyle, and needs.

I had the opportunity to preview the program for a few weeks and have decided that the program for me (for right now) is the Blue Program, which is the same as the WW Freestyle program.

For me, I loved the zero point food options on Freestyle and did not seem to have an issue with the reduction in daily points or overdoing the zero point foods.

My biggest observation between previewing the programs is this: WW works if you work it.

PERIOD.

What is your #myWW?  I’d love to hear.  Also, if you’re not sure or you have questions, check out the links below:

💚 Green Program FAQ

My Battle with Binge Eating

I have been wanting to write about the topic of binge eating for a while now, because I know that it’s something that many people struggle with—myself included.

Even though I have lost a significant amount of weight and have a great deal of success on Weight Watchers and have, over the years, maintained much of my weight loss, I still struggle pretty consistently with binge eating.  I struggled with binge eating prior to my weight loss journey (which is why and how I got over 300lbs in the first place), but I have still struggled with it throughout my journey as well.

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Showing Up for Yourself.

show-up-for-yourself-healthyhapachickI am going through a coaching training program that’s been truly amazing.  It is helping me build skills that will directly impact my everyday job, which involves consulting and coaching attorneys, but I am also seeing how this impacts my everyday life.  How I communicate with people and how I can take the skills I’m learning to impact potentially everything that I do.

Today, I had to do an exercise with some of my other coaching participants.  It involved being a coach, a participant or an observer.  The participant had to set up a problem he or she had and the coach and observer put together a metaphor that would then guide the participant to a potential “Aha!” moment, relating the metaphor to the problem that they had.  The goal was to have participants utilize real-life problems, so that the exercise was authentic and genuine.

Having struggled this past week with a few things, I had my problem ready to go.

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To Compare or Not to Compare

If you’re on Instagram and following a variety of health/weight loss accounts, then you’re probably already aware of a lot of weekly posting rituals.  You’ve got the #mondaymotivation, #transformationtuesday, #wcw, #throwbackthursday, #flashbackfriday, #selfiesaturday.  A lot of it appears to be around the idea of posting a photo of yourself and many of them comparison photos.

In the past few months, I have had multiple people criticize the concept of the side-by-side comparison.  One person told me it was a reason they quit Weight Watchers®, others have announced they would unfollow your account if you posted any before/after (or then/now) photos, and many have moved towards an effort to try and get people to stop looking back, appreciate where you are right now and in the present moment.

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ONEderland.

ONE·der·land
ˈwəndərˌland/
noun
  1. Not to be confused with WONderland, which means a land or place full of wonderful things.
    “London was a wonderland of historical sites, museums, theaters, shops, and entertainment”
  2. weighing below 200lbs and having a weight starting in the ONE hundreds.

I can remember hitting 95lbs of weight loss in October 2016.  It was right after I learned about Blue Dots with the Weight Watchers® app to help monitor a healthy range of points to be eaten daily.  I had gone to Washington, D.C. for a week for work, too.  Yet, I had still lost and hit this milestone weight loss of 95lbs.  I could feel being down 100lbs on my fingertips, which would have been 202lbs.  The much-coveted “ONEderland”—being below 200lbs and officially in the 100’s—awaited me right after.

Wishful thinking.

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