**Normally, I don't like to post two 101 updates in one post. However, I've been a slacker blogger lately, and these almost go hand in hand, so I'm making an exception this time!**
This is the goal. When you are a member of Weight Watchers (even though you don't follow the plan perfectly) and a member of the YMCA, the goal is to lose weight. I want to lose a lot of weight, but I didn't want to get overwhelmed in the process and easily frustrated if it didn't come off as easily and as quickly as I would like. So, I'm setting smaller goals. Weight Watchers focuses on small victories, every 5 pounds lost, etc. So, I've been stretching for the next five pounds gone. It makes the weight loss process much easier!
My first "big" goal was to lose 20 pounds, and I can happily say that I've finally managed to reach that goal! I've only been a member of Weight Watchers (this time) since December 27 and I've only been going to the gym since the beginning of January. Of course, we'd all like the weight to fall off quickly, but I'm very happy with my progress so far!
The chart above shows my weight loss progress by the week. As you can see, I've lost every, single week! I know that won't happen forever, and this will probably change soon, but at the time of this image, I had lost something every single week! That's a huge victory in itself, no?!
As you can see in the graph above, the colored stars all have different meanings. The orange star is your first five pound weight loss mark! That's a huge victory! Once you hit the first five pounds, the next five pounds doesn't seem so far away! The pink stars are every five pounds after your first five. See what I mean about small goals? Makes the whole process that much easier! And the gray star above? That would be my 5% weight loss!! YES! 5% is huge, and the better news? Since I reached my 5% a while ago (and have just been a slacker blogger), I'm so close to my 10%! And I couldn't be happier about that!
P.S. The screenshots in this post are from Weight Watchers E-Tools. They are excellent tools provided for WW members to help with the weight loss!