I am guessing if you are a WW member and reading this blog you have perhaps heard a time or two:
This is not a diet. This is a lifestyle.
I know a few of you can count the many times you have tried the quick fix diet and found after you stop following that diet, the weight comes back. I have been there. I lost 30 pounds on a quick fix diet before resuming my normal unhealthy eating.
WW is not a diet. Well, technically it is a diet. WW is a plan used to assist you in your weight loss journey. I have always looked at my weight loss as a journey. There was never real “end date.” Once I made it to goal a whole new journey started called the maintenance journey. It also doesn’t have and “end date.” I continue to plug along my journey and re-evaluate when necessary.
Your mindset can really help you in your weight loss and maintenance journey. I get a lot of comments from other WW members, “I hope I can keep the weight off as long as you have.” I have kept the weight off because I BELIEVE I will keep the weight off. How you view your journey mentally can really make a huge difference.
You know I still struggle! It is continuing to push past those struggles that show how strong mentally I am. Plus, having a good support system helps too.
WW is something I will have to do for the rest of my life. I had to learn how to make this a habit. I had to learn how to make meetings fit with my work schedule. I had to learn how to build a new support system when mine would fall down. I had to lose some friends. I had to gain some new friends. I had to build up my tool box so I could use it when I struggle. I had to turn down some desserts. I had to turn down some social events. I had to pick myself up, wipe my tears, dust off, and continue forward.
This is a lifestyle. There is no going back for me. I don’t want to live in my 300 pound body anymore. I don’t want to live with indigestion and loose bowels (hahahah TMI!!) anymore. I don’t want to be on cholesterol medication anymore.
Are you ready to commit to a lifestyle of healthy eating and activity?