January: Blue Dot Check Ins

There is no trick to weight loss. As much as I’ve worked out this month, (or even all of last year) it’s what I put (or don’t put) in my mouth that has made the difference.
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I honestly never thought weight watchers was going to work for me. The idea of counting calories and math just nooo. But the more I’ve measured and tracked other things in my life the easier it was for me to track on @ww.
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“Blue dot days” are when you stay in your healthy eating range. Usually I aim for 5 blue dot days a week. I knew my NY trip for my grandma’s funeral (Jan 10-13) was going to throw me off track, but I didn’t give up. I got back on track as soon as I got home. In the process I figured out I could still eat NY bagels we brought back and keep in the freezer, but I split one with my fiancé. It hits the spot without feeling like I over did it. My relationship with food is a complicated one, but slowly it’s changing.
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I guess what I’m trying to say just because something didn’t work once or a few years back doesn’t mean it couldn’t work if you try again. We change and evolve there fore trying something again is worth it – be it a food, workout, or habit or lifestyle change.

January wrap up

Whatta January! This morning I saw 171.5 which is the lowest adult weight I’ve EVER seen. It puts me at exactly 25 pounds lost since 12.28.17 and I finally hit and surpassed the 50 pound mark from when I first started my weight loss journey in 2010.

160s I’m coming for you!!!

Fun fact: I’m using the front of my Passion Planner this year to track my monthly losses!

Measuring 2018: Weight

I practice what I preach when it comes to measurements. Am I perfect? Not even close, but I have the data. However when I’ve had a set back or got too busy (re: 2017) I slacked, but if you fall down 7, you need to stand up 8. (That’s another favorite mantra)

Here’s a breakdown of the pictures in order:

🔸my weight loss graph from my fitbit scale for 2018

🔸my weight loss since I got my fitbit scale in Feb 2016

🔸my trusty monthly overall weight loss/gain calendar

🔸monthly measurements for 2018

🔸progress measurements and total change from Jan 1, 2017 – Jan 1, 2019

I keep this in a google sheet and also have my fitbit linked along with an app called MY Weight (Monitor Your Weight) which shows your how your doing on progress or gives you when you can expect to real a weight goal.

Did you measure/weigh yourself today? If not make a plan to do it soon. Your future self will thank you!

2019 Intention

My 2018 intention for the year was BALANCE and I feel really good about the work I’ve done, more on that tomorrow in my Measuring Monday free-write.

I’ve set my 2019 intention as PURPOSE. I have clear goals and priorities and I want 2019 to be able serving them to the best of my ability. When faced with a decision or I choice I want to let my purpose chart my course.

Accountability Buddy

According to U.S. News, approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February, so the odds are against us!

Starting Measuring Life in 2010 helped me hold myself accountable. Accountability has always been the key for me to really make a change!

I would love to be your accountability buddy to get you through the first 6 weeks of year. You let me know what works for you, texts, calls, emails. I’m flexible, but I also have ideas. Send me a message if you’d like me to be your 2019 resolution accountability buddy to help you reach your goals!

I already feel better and more in control this week now that I’m eating back on my @weightwatchers plan and tracking with a goal of 5 blue dot days a week. I have been very successful with these tools and I can’t let blips (AKA LIFE) throw me off course.
I’m happy that my latest summer plateau has at least kept me hovering in the high 170s, but I’m eager to see the low 170s like I did briefly in July.
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#accountability #wwfreestyle #weighinwednesday #tracking #bluedotday🔵

The 12 Promises from ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) has really been resonating with me and my recovery journey lately. I think the work I’ve done in my ACA group the past year, the 6 months of work I did with a counselor, and now my coaching group are really helping me reveal how to live my best life…
#aca #adultchildrenofalcoholics #acoa #recovery #healingjourney #findyourpurpose #createyourself #liveoutloud