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Weekend Adventures, Pre-teen Attitude and Meal Prep for the Week

Took the kids to Canada’s Wonderland last weekend on a whim, and took advantage of our season passes and the 19-degree fall weather. The day started off rocky with my pre-teen son being in a moooooood. But by the end, everyone pulled through and we finished the day strong with a few rides and funnel cakes!  We're excited to go back and experience Halloween Haunt in a few weeks! This coming week will be busy so I've pre-tracked some meals in my WW app to keep me on track.  A few things I prepped for easy grab-and-go meals: I made some WW Vegetable Soup. Baked some portobello mushrooms for a meatless main dish.  Made some hard-boiled eggs. Cooked some quinoa and chopped veggies to make some quick salads. Washed and chopped lettuce, cucumbers and peppers for easy meals and snacks. What's on your to-do list this week? On our favourite ride!

WW Month 1 Thoughts

I did a thing. I joined WW (Weight Watchers) a few weeks ago. Here's why:

In January I committed to completing Dry January (no alcohol), walking 10,000 steps a day, and tracking my calories. I had a bet with my mom and sister-in-law to lose 5 pounds that month and guess what? I lost 4.5 pounds! I was so excited. That's the most weight I've ever lost in a single month in my entire life. 

But then, as always, the next month rolled around and I started to slip. Self-sabotage is a legit thing for me when it comes to weight loss. I get cocky and overconfident and "forget" to plan meals or keep track of what I'm eating. I haven't pushed myself to move my body, and, since Dry January was donezo I did partake quite a bit in some vino. And with the wine come snacks. And with snacks, come more snacks until I've completely obliterated my goals. Hense all the added calories I consumed and the weight I gained.

Long story short, I gained the 4.5 pounds back in just 3 weeks. I was so mad at myself. I can't keep doing this. 

So a few weeks ago while scouring the internet for inspiration, I learned WW came out with a new program (Personal Points). I took the quiz, which was similar to the Noom wellness quiz but just not as long and it intrigued me. A friend shared a 50% off coupon code and so I signed up/committed to a whole year. If I can't lose 38 pounds in a year, then I have big problems folks. I know I can do this. It's going to be hard, but I can do it. I am just going to keep reminding myself that slow and steady wins the race.

For the past four weeks I've committed to:

  • Tracking what I eat. Even if that means I have to be real about going over my daily or weekly points.
  • Drinking a shit ton of water (about 64+ oz a day).
  • Showing up for virtual WW meetings every week (more about what I love about these later).
  • Focusing on smaller portions throughout the day so that I can enjoy a hearty higher point dinner with the family.
  • Not snacking after 7:00 p.m.
I'm so happy, after doing all of this I've lost 7 pounds. I have about 31 more to go and even though according to my Happy Scale app it will take me over a year to lose it all, I'm ok with that because I've learned that when it comes to weight loss, it ebbs and flows. It's all just part of the journey to wellness.

Ok now I'm not an affiliate or anything but I do have an "Invite a Friend" coupon code if you're interested in trying WW. You'll receive one month free and 50% off your membership. Check it out here and ping me if you have any questions!


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