Thursday, 3 December 2015

Keep Your Weight Loss Going Throughout the Ups and Downs

There are all sorts of things that challenge our weight loss. It can be things going on in our personal lives, individuals not supporting our goals when we really need them to, or technology playing up like crazy.

Many Weight Watchers members have vented their frustration lately because the smartphone app has been playing up. App updates have led to various issues, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep your weight loss going.

Things happen that are out of our control. Rather than complaining and letting it hinder our efforts, we need to get back on track and keep going through those ups and downs. Here are my tips to help you do just that.

Track Your Food an Alternate Way

What did we ever do without technology? I know now it seems like we’ve always add a Weight Watchers app, but that really isn’t the case.

I actually went back to paper and pen shortly before all the app updates. I wanted to get back into the habit of writing it all down and see what it was like being a weekly paying member again; they don’t have app access. It was difficult but it got me back to the start and back on track.

Instead of complaining something isn’t working or going right, try an alternate way of tracking. Pull out your books again and write it all down. Try the website rather than the app!

Remain Positive About Your Weight Loss

Happier people make healthier choices.

I’ve said in the past that you need to be positive to be successful at losing weight. When you’re positive, you’re more likely to make the good choices. You’ll have the fruit rather than the chocolate. That makes you feel good about yourself and you’ll want to continue that feeling.

You’ll soon see a great pattern.

When you’re having a bad day, focus on something positive to keep your weight loss going. Don’t give into your emotions telling you to eat your feelings. It’s not helped you in the past, so why would it now?

If you need help to become more positive, here are sometips.

Positivity is especially beneficial when something happens out of your control. After all, you can’t change something, so there’s no point letting it affect you emotionally.

Speak to Someone Supportive

It’s really easy to go off track. For some people, positivity isn’t something that is second nature. Anxiety levels can flare up with changes, and that can lead to bad food choices and a weight gain.

For me, it’s easy to say find another way to track or to remain positive, but that doesn’t mean you can instantly do it. This is why you need someone supportive to turn to. Try not to rant, but express your feelings. There is a difference! Expressing your feelings and worries will mean the supportive person can direct you in a most positive way; offering you the help and guidance that you need.

This supportive person could be anyone in your life. For my members, I want to be there to help them. When they had questions about the app going down, I was there to answer them and help direct them to another way of tracking.

You may turned to someone in your family or friend circle. Others will have people in Facebook groups to see help from.


Find support and remain positive. Ups and downs happen, but you need to keep your weight loss going throughout them all. It’s time to find another way of tracking if technology is playing up. It could help you refresh your mind of the plan and give you that boost you’ve needed for a while.

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