April 13, 2022
Good Day WW Philadelphia Members!
Willpower, what is it and where can you buy it?
One description is pretty easy; willpower is when the desire to lose another 1/4 pound is stronger than eating a couple more cookies and not counting them into your plan. Willpower could be described as that special strength that sees you through and into the next day.
The process of applying willpower is one bite at a time. We always have the do-over coming up in the next meal. The lack of willpower happens when the do-over gets pushed further and further ahead until the pounds gained back seem overwhelming.
Finding a method of keeping WW fresh for you is something that might keep your willpower intact. It is not easy for a seasoned Member to act like a new Member but if you think about that first week or month on WW months or years ago and the success that occurred you might find the desire to apply yourself again in the same way.
Now for many of us, the program has changed many generations and thankfully so; I don’t want to count my fruit intake or eat no more than 4 eggs per week. I’m not talking about working that old program, I’m suggesting duplicating the enthusiasm we had for doing this THING for ourselves.
One way to remind ourselves of that feeling is to hear a new Member’s excitement in a workshop. I LOVE hearing about the success of others, both the first 10 pounds and the 110 pounds. Sometimes the new Member sounds a little like the message that was going on in my head when I lost 11 pounds in my first week. I was quickly calculating how fast I could be at goal and get done with this parade.
Another possibility is to review your current plan materials and browse the app. Something that didn’t speak to you the first time might be yelling loudly at you now and there might even be a recipe or two that you thought you would try at the time but never got around to it.
Maybe try plotting out what a successful day would look like. How many PersonalPoints would you use for your meals and snacks? Would you want to plan in a special sweet or adult beverage? Scale success doesn’t happen by accident!
Remember your WHY. It could be the blood pressure and the knee pain or it could be your spouse, children, or others. We all have a reason and getting in touch with that reason can strengthen the willpower.
Do something that makes you a little more body conscience. Our bodies are wonderful things at all sizes. Allow your body to show you what it can do; walk, stretching, hiking, playing and more.
Eat a new food or one you haven’t eaten for a long while. The season is changing and a ZeroPoint vegetable soup could be a tasty starter for any lunch or dinner. There are some studies showing consuming a clear broth soup before a meal helps prevent overeating.
Willpower isn’t for sale, it is where YOU find it and where you create it.
Thank you for reading the newsletter this week!
Be kind always,