Appiness, The greatest gift that I possess?

So, yesterday I ventured back into my Weightwatchers meeting for what seemed like an eternity (it was actually only two weeks!) and was saddened if not surprised to learn that I had gained 3.5lbs.  This has basically put me back at where I was just after Christmas, not cool!

My leader pointed out something very encouraging, if a bit frustrating, that when I focus, I lose weight, so all I need to do is find focus again.  This is very true – but easier said than done! Every supermarket, advert and restaurant is constantly tempting me! I think this is a problem for all ww followers/humans!  How do we find that focus to lose weight!?

So this week in a quest for motivation I’ve tried to inspire myself with two very popular online apps:

1 – I made a Motivation board on Pinterest
This is a kind of mood board where I’ve put (pinned) photos/slogans etc to inspire me to stick to the diet, including a picture of a bikini that I own and would like to feel confident to wear again this summer.  I’m definitely finding it helpful to have visual aids to refer to and help me get fired up about losing weight and unlike some of my previous motivation ideas, it doesn’t cost me any money, which is great!
You can check out my motivation board (work in progress!) here

2 – I joined Instagram as ‘The Cake Watcher’
I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to realise that there was a better place than Facebook to post pictures of my meals (apologies to those who have suffered it until now!).  I am now obsessed with making arty arrangements of my latest culinary creations and applying lovely filters which make it look bright/vintage etc etc.  Before you post your picture you can also tag it with hashtags which people can search for (e.g #myweightwatchersjourney) and then people can ‘like’ and comment on your pictures.  I think this is a great way to share your own ideas and also you can look for new inspiration.  You can also post msgs of support on other ww member’s posts. I’m now following a lot of other ww members and it’s encouraging when people ‘like’ my photos!
You can follow me on Instagram here

I would definitely recommend that you try either of these ideas as they have inspired and motivated me to get back on the Weightwatchers Waggon this week.  It’s so great that we now have access to all of these amazing tools and people around the world can encourage you on your weight loss journey!

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