Why I’m A Weight Watcher

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. I’m just sharing a wonderful program that works for me. Thanks!

To get things started, I want you all to know that I’m a very small person. I’m only 4’11” and it is extremely hard for me to keep weight off. On the flip side, it’s very easy for me to put weight on. HA! *eye roll* When I put extra weight on, I feel very uncomfortable, both mentally and physically. My small frame just wasn’t made for the extra pounds.

After I had my first son, I followed the Weight Watchers (WW) program and kept weight off. I was running a lot (I used to run marathons) and was still young, so it was pretty easy if I tracked my points and didn’t eat too crazy.

Recently I gave birth to my second son and the weight loss has been much slower this time. I was getting down on myself because the weight fell of quickly after my first. Why were things different now?

I rejoined the program when my newbie was 5 weeks old. Now that’s he’s 3 months old, I’m almost back to my pre-pregnancy weight, but I’ve learned that the number doesn’t matter as much anymore. WW’s has changed, for the better, since I was a member years ago. The focus is more off the scale (officially called Beyond the Scale) and revolves around living a healthy life overall. A healthy weight is just the byproduct of moving more, eating better (focus on less sugar and more protein), and positive self-talk.

I’ll admit, as someone who struggles to maintain a healthy weight, healthy self-talk is hard. Especially in these days of perfect social media posts. But I’m working on it. I want to be happy and present for my kids, not obsessed with what others are thinking and how I look on the outside. With the new habits I’m learning through WW Beyond the Scale, I know I’ll get there.

Just want to note, I do keep an eye on my weight because that is a weekly part of the WW program. I’m not obsessive about the number anymore, though. I really only think about it once a week when I weigh in. Keeping a healthy weight means that all the hard work I’m putting into living healthier is working. If my weight goes up, I need to catch myself before it spirals out of control, which it can easily do and put me back down a path of negative self-talk and lethargy. Not funsies! Usually, it’s easy to pinpoint what’s going wrong (larger portions; no exercise; boredom) and fix it to get back on track. 

What do you do to keep a healthy lifestyle?