The GIF associated with this post is what I send to people at work that want something done right away. In case you are not old like me this is Tabatha from a show called “Bewitched” (and it’s actually before my time too, just saw it a lot on reruns. I swear) and she would wiggle her nose and get what she wanted.
I stopped sending this when one of the engineers at work said “Awww is that you?” Yep, old.
Anyway….It would be so much easier if you could twitch your nose and lose the weight. I did well this week, lost 1.8 pounds, but I’m working for it. Which is kind of the point. You have to work for it. You have to be mindful and you have to move your body.
If something tells you it’s magic it’s wrong. It is Math. Pure and simple. I get tired of answering all the “How did you lose all that weight??” questions with Weight Watchers because I’ll get a ton of “oh you should try this fill in the blank diet next” or “Weight Watchers doesn’t work” or “but do you eat white stuff” blah blah blah. So my standard answer now is “I burn more calories than I consume.”
Really that is what it all boils down to, whether you do Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig or Whole 30 or Atkins or the damn Hotdog Diet. You have to eat less than what you expel. Period.
The trick is to find something that works for you. A family member of mine is always saying that white stuff is poison and we cannot lose weight if we eat white stuff. I eat white stuff. I’ve lost almost 40 pounds, 65 if you count my highest weight. Hey, if not eating white stuff works for you, that is awesome.
I’m not going to never eat bread again. I’m not going to never eat a potato again. If there is one thing I have learned in my 46 years on this Earth is you best find something you can live with the rest of your life. There is no “done”. I’ve watched this family member drop huge amounts of weight only to gain it back along with the same amount of friends.
I’ve never done that with Weight Watchers, and God knows I’ve done it enough times. I just get smaller each time I come back. I’ve learned valuable things that fit me and how I want to live.
Find that and you are golden.