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7.10.2017

{Work On The House You Have}

I've started listening to the Half Size Me podcast. There are some shows that I can't really relate to, but most of them are fantastic. The last one I listened to, really hit me. Heather talks about fixing what you already have, instead of trying to buy a brand new "house". She uses the analogy that our bodies are our home, we aren't going to {or really can't} buy a new home. We need to start rebuilding ourselves.

When remodeling a home, you have to start in pieces. You can't just rebuild the entire thing. She mentions that when we try to rebuild our body - meaning going on a crash diet and eating only lettuce and foods we don't even like - we will want to give up. It can't last. 

She says that when she works with her clients, she looks at what their body already does. For example, before I started Weight Watchers, I ate out almost every day. I couldn't even imagine the calories I was consuming. Yet, I was maintaining. I was maintaining 230 pounds but that amount of calories was not adding weight. Weight-loss is all about finding the amount of calories your body needs to have a deficit, to lost weight. If I was maintaining at such a high calorie intake, I do NOT need to cut down to eating only salads and fruits. I need to eat less. I need to cut out some of the fast food I was eating. I need to work on my body, the way it works. 

When I heard this, I realized that I have gone into the negative on my smart point balance. I still lost weight. Is that not the goal? If I lose weight and don't get a blue dot every single day, am I failing the plan? No, my plan is to lose weight. Oh - the relief. I get so angry at myself when I don't see that blue dot. 

Now, I'm not an idiot. As my weight goes down, I will need to keep cutting calories (points). This will become easier and easier as I continue to make choices. 

Heather mentions that these things will happen on their own. I will learn how to make better meals, I will enjoy them more - with time. I do not have to do a complete overhaul today. Just taking steps to rebuild, is enough. 

What are your thoughts? Have you heard this podcast? 


Xo, Nykki

7.07.2017

WEIGH-IN {6.14.17} WEEK NINETEEN

I'm really happy with the past two weeks. I gained 6 pounds in two weeks, and lost it in two weeks. I have decided that June didn't happen and I'm moving forward. I still see my goal ahead. I am very happy with my journey so far. I will have these setbacks, and I will get back on track. This will happen for the rest of my life, even after lifetime.

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7.01.2017

Checking In {After a Lapse}

Hey There - if anyone is listening. I'm back. It's a new month and I'm ready to continue my story.

What happened?! Well, June happened. I went to San Antonio and gained about 5 pounds. I started that vacation early and didn't stop it when I got back. I ended up gaining another pound the week after. 

Thankfully, I ended up losing this last week (3.6 lbs) - which put me at a gain of a little over 2 pounds for the month of June. Not a successful month, but I learned a lot. 

I'm ready for July! I'm going to try to do some making up for the gain last month, but I'm not putting too much pressure on myself. I know that when I go back to work in August, the weight is going to come off so much easier. I'll be busy, and I won't need to eat as much. I will also be walking and actually doing stuff. 

I'm trying my best until then. 


xo - Nykki

6.16.2017

#WeekendHuddle {Blog Hop}

Welcome to the FIRST Weekend Huddle Blog Hop. I'm very excited to be starting this, I can't wait to find some great new bloggers to follow. If you have a blog, you can link up. I'm not going to choose what type of bloggers can link up, everyone is welcome!!  Next weekend, I will have a featured blogger spot, if you would like to be considered - just leave me a comment, and let me know {don't forget your link!}. If you have any questions, ask away! This is my first blog hop on this blog - but not the first one I have ever run. 

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6.15.2017

Vacation equals Weight Gain...

I had a blast on vacation. Let's get that out there. I went into my vacation knowing that I wasn't going to track anything that I ate. I even announced it at my meeting last week, the day before leaving. I guess I hoped that I could make better choices, but that did not happen. I ate anything and everything. I also drank about five beers one night. I didn't even consider my eating style. I went back to what I knew before Weight Watchers.

I am fully aware that this is going to happen. Weight Watchers isn't a one time, lose all the weight, and be done kind of thing. I will be doing this for the rest of my life. I am okay with that. I will go on vacation, and I will gain five pounds. I will lose the five pounds and I will move forward. I've got this. I'm not concerned. I'm having a bit of a hard time getting completely back in control, but I am getting there. I do plan on losing this week.

San Antonio was so much fun though, my family threw an early birthday party for Jolene. She'll be one on the 25th of this month! It was so adorable. As you can see, she loved her cake! :)

xo, Nykki


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WEIGH-IN {6.14.17} WEEK Sixteen

I had an amazing week in San Antonio on vacation. However, I ate whatever I wanted and didn't count a thing. It shows in my weigh-in this week. {click here to read about my vacation


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6.07.2017

WEIGH-IN {6.7.17} WEEK Fifteen


Hi - I weighed in tonight and lost weight. I didn't lose much, but I expected it. I am already in vacation mode and I haven't been doing too well these past couple of days! Tomorrow, we are going out of town!! I am not planning on tracking during my trip. I never do. I enjoy my vacations. When I get back, I'll get right back to tracking! :) 

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6.02.2017

WEIGH-IN {5.31.17} WEEK FOURTEEN

I'll be catching up with this week's weigh-in. I've been hyper-focused on getting my blog to look exactly how I want it to look, so I've seriously spent the last four days working on that alone!!

I missed a week because I gained another 3.8 pounds. I was not happy and I just didn't feel like talking about it. However, the gain made me focus on what really matters. I wrote my last post {setting realistic goals} and I have felt so much better since.

I had a bad week, and then I had a really good week. I lost 4.8 pounds this last week. I've been trying to add a little bit of exercise into my day, but not too much. I'm not good a sticking to something that I don't enjoy and I really don't like working out. I am hoping as I get more and more healthy that will change, but that might take a while.

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5.28.2017

Setting Realistic Goals


I've been MIA for a little over a week. I had a terrible weigh-in this past week and I didn't really want to blog about it. That's not fair to myself though, I need to write about my failures as much as my successes. I will call it a failure, because that's what it is. I'm not scared of that word. Failure, often time, creates results. When I don't succeed, I want it more and more.

These past few months on Weight Watchers has set me on a course that I am so excited about. I have a new life, and I will see results. I have realized over the past few weeks that my goals may not be attainable. I decided to sit down and recreate my goals, not my goal weight. I am resetting my time frames to meet these goals. Of course, these are goals - and although they are very attainable, they can be modified and adjusted.

Here is how I see it, if I lose 5 pounds a month - I can be at my goal weight by my 30th birthday (that's in 15 months). In a little over a year, I can be where I want to be. So, I will check in monthly - to see how I am maintaining my goal of 5 pounds per month. A monthly goal is better because I have good weeks, great weeks, okay weeks, and pretty bad weeks. They should equal out to an average of 5 pounds per month.

Here's my check-in Calendar:

5.18.2017

WEIGH-IN {5.9.17} WEEK TWELVE

This week was not good. I had a terrible eating week. It was so bad that I stopped tracking altogether. I was up, and I was going to gain for sure. However, I think my body got used to eating better and did NOT like the way I ate. I ended up pretty sick. Without getting into the details, I ended up losing a lot of the weight that I gained. So in the end, I ended up losing 0.8 this week. That is almost a pound, and I am so lucky for that. Here's to a better week...

Oh, I switched to Wednesday weigh-in! {Press READ MORE for my chart!}

5.12.2017

Food Find Friday {two}

Today's Food Find Friday is.... Jolly Time Healthy Pop Popcorn!
Everyone likes popcorn right? Popcorn actually isn't too bad for your diet, but you would have to measure it out and blah blah blah. I don't enjoy measuring things, I prefer when things come in one serving bags! This popcorn does that! Each bag is worth 3 points or 100 calories. You don't have to measure anything!!

It's a huge amount of popcorn too, plenty for one person! I have the butter version of this, but I just found out they have a Kettle Corn one too!! I can't wait to try it! The butter popcorn is really, really good. It tastes like popcorn! It's perfect for that movie night, or just as a snack!

This is such a good find for my journey! Have you tried it?

xo, Nykki

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