If I could give one piece of incredibly valuable weight loss advice, it would be to take your weight loss journey with a friend, relative, loved one…anyone who will make you feel accountable for your weight loss without judging you, and who will pull for you if you lose less or more or the same amount of weight as they do.
I’m doing the Weight Watcher’s thing with my 22-year-old daughter. I have substantially more weight to lose than she does, but then she has a much more active social life and is losing a little slower than I am. She’ll still hit goal way before I will.
We encourage each other and we weigh in together, go to meetings together, skip meetings together, and we keep each other honest through the week. We share tips, walk together when our schedules work, check out each other’s journals and just support each other through the journey.
And on Thursday nights after weigh-in, we eat together…..our treat foods–sicilian pizza for me and Taco Bell for her. And ice cream (Proportion ice cream so its not that bad for us though) It’s made this process so much easier and so much more fun.
So grab a buddy! You’ll feel less isolated and much more motivated.
Of course, in the end, it’s all up to you to make the changes that get your weight off, buddy or not. But it sure is fun to have someone to share the triumph with!!
Since I last posted, I’m down 4.8 pounds for a total of 23.6 (made my 10% goal tonight, yay!)
Kate is down 4 pounds since two weeks ago for a total of 15.8 pounds and she’ll hit her 10% next week as she is only .2 pounds away.
Next week, we’ll really be celebrating!!