This post was created as part of a relationship in which I was sponsored by Weight Watchers and given a free three month subscription to try their new Personal Coaching product and write about my experience. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own. #WeightWatchers #WWsponsored
I’m heading into my fifth month of the Weight Watchers Personal Coaching program, and as I shared in my last post, 8 Things I’ve Learned About Weight Loss, I’ve learned a lot about weight loss, exercise and the many benefits of the Weight Watchers program. You know what else I’ve learned? Weight loss isn’t a race, and diets don’t work for me. What DOES work for me, however, is a slow, gradual change in my lifestyle with help along the way – which is exactly the path I’m walking with the Weight Watchers Personal Coaching program!
I would love to say that I joined the Weight Watchers Personal Coaching program and followed all of their recommendations, used all of their features and spoke to my coach every week and got down to my ideal weight in the five months I’ve been on the program.
I would love to say that.
But…this is real life, folks. And I am lazy. And I love food…and I lost my iPhone the day I landed in South Africa, which meant that I didn’t have the Weight Watchers app for iPhone at my disposal…but I sure had a lot of excuses, can you tell? If I am completely honest, I lost my phone and I took basically used that as a free pass to disregard my program and fall back into my old bad habits. I was all, “No accountability! Different zip code, so it’s not cheating!”
After around day four of my ten day trip, my pants started getting a little tight and I was brought back to my senses. I realized that all of those foods I was eating in South Africa…would follow me back to the U.S.A. So I started loading up my lunch and dinner plates with lots of vegetables. I ate small servings of dessert and skipped the second helping.
I stopped eating all of the pastries for breakfast and stuck to fresh fruits, protein and yogurt – with more fruit! See that one little slice of bacon? Of course I would like to eat five or six more…but I became determined to stick to foods that I knew were aligned with my Weight Watchers program, even though I had no access to the app.
Fruits and veggies are mostly zero PointsPlus, and I didn’t have to worry about tracking them without the app, so I tried to make them a large part of every meal.
I am home now and getting back into the swing of things. As soon as I came home, I chatted online with a Weight Watchers Personal Coach to help get me motivated, which really helped a lot! While I haven’t reached my goal weight yet, I have not gained any weight in the past month, despite 10 days in Africa, a weekend in Los Angeles and a week in Orlando…this alone is a major accomplishment, and I owe it all to the Weight Watchers Personal Coaching program!
Plus, I FEEL good. It’s amazing how great you feel once you start eating healthy food and getting daily exercise! Do you remember how much I’ve struggled with finding exercise that I like? Well, I bought myself a kayak for my birthday!
There are so many ways to get help with Weight Watchers Personal Coaching, whether it’s on the phone during your weekly scheduled coaching session, a quick chat using the app, or merely using the many features the program has to offer online or through the app. I LOVE the Weight Watchers app!
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