My SCALE is Yo-Yo’ing not ME, right??? hee hee hee…I’m up 1.5 this week…no where NEAR as bad as I was expecting. I had said earlier I was over on points Friday big time…being so close to weigh in that really worried me. But I can handle 1.5.

I have set a few new goals for myself to hit this week, and I’m taking this VERY seriously this week. I’m getting really bored with the ups and downs, and I wanna see more DOWNS!!!

1. Get at LEAST 90 oz. of water EVERY day (I’m at 30 oz. now - 12:00 p.m.)
2. Stay at the LOWEST number in my point range EVERY DAY
3. Do at LEAST 2 miles of my WATP each day and try and incorporate some weights again (been really hard to do weights since my surgery…hand is still sore and weak) but I think it’s time to get the muscles working again…
4. Keep up on my Health Journal here on my site…that really helps me…and I’m not doing good posting my food journals/water/AP’s and need to get back at it

I’m feeling REALLY positive today…which brings up a question I would like to ask (hoping nobody feels I”m a freak…LOL)…This may sound silly, but do you believe that you can control your weight loss not only with better eating and exercise, but with your mind??? That may sound really weird to some of you, but I truly believe that you can. I have noticed even with myself, that if I stay positive about my journey, I can actually *feel* the days where I know I’m losing weight, and I don’t mean like my clothes feel baggier, or anything fits me differently, it’s like I can actually *feel* my body doing it’s thing…and I also notice on days during the week when I feel like I am losing interest in the program, or just having a bad day, I feel as if I am heavier…and I know that one isn’t because I blow it that day or anything…I can just tell by my mindset to what my body is doing or how it’s reacting to my thinking…and it usually shows the same on the scale… I do believe in mind over matter, and I think that if you put your mind to it, you can make things happen, and when I was at my heaviest, I wasn’t able to read my body at ALL…now all of a sudden, I can read my body. I can tell when my period will be starting *on time I might add * This is such a hard thing to explain, I hope that some of you understand the *feeling* I’m having…maybe can even explain it clearer than I can??? I used to visit a site pretty often when I was pregnant, it was called “Mango Mommas” (don’t have the URL handy right now) and she felt the same way. Like she had mind over matter of her periods, her bleeding after giving birth, etc. I found this so facinating that someone could read and tap into their bodies this way. And now that some of the excess of me is gone, I’m noticing these little signals I’m picking up on also. If you experience similar things, please let me know…as I feel weird posting this here, but am serious, and want to see if anyone else notices these things ;)

I got the newest Weight Watchers e-mail just now, and it had 28 small steps to take in order to see your way toward your weight goals.

� About Small Eating Changes

Water, water, water, water. (Your skin will look great, too!)
Order half portions at restaurants, or share a full portion with somebody. Or ask for a to-go container when you order your food, and pack up half the portion before you even start eating.
Cut back on butter and mayo.
Limit fried foods to once or twice per week.
Use less or no sugar in your coffee or tea.
Replace ground beef with Boca products or turkey.
Try at least one new food every week. If you’re bored with what you’re eating, you’re more likely to give up.
Eat fresh, raw veggies instead of chips with sandwiches.
Measure your portions until you’re sure you know what a cup, a half-cup, and a tablespoon look like. This way, you can be sure you’re accurately counting your POINTS�.
Try not to drink your POINTS. Save them for food, so you feel fuller.
Dip your fork in a side of salad dressing before each bite, instead of pouring it directly on your salad. You’ll find that you are satisfied with much less than you usually put on.
Find the lowest-POINTS alternative to all your favorite high-POINTS foods.
If you don’t really love it, don’t eat it.
Never eat out of a bag or box. Take out a measured/counted quantity of food and put it in a bowl. This way, you know exactly how much you’re having.
Always eat something for breakfast.
Read food labels. Check serving sizes.
Add vegetables to everything.
Plan meals in advance; use that information to make out a complete shopping list.
Give guests food to take home.
Make sure your Journal is easy and always accessible (like the online Journal that subscribers get).
Record foods and their POINTS values in your Journal before you eat them.

� About Small Exercise Changes

Take the stairs every single time they’re an option. No more elevators or escalators.
Make exercise a priority, not an inconvenience.
Park far from your destination, so you’re forced to walk � this works at the supermarket, mall, wherever. (This also helps you waste less time looking for a parking space!)
View tiring chores (shoveling snow, cleaning the house, weeding the garden, taking the garbage out, grocery shopping) as a chance to get in some activity.
Take the grocery cart back to the store when you’re done loading your bags into your car.
If you take public transportation, get off one stop early.
Work out with a buddy.

Wow, since I have written a small novel here, I guess I’m gonna let you go Hope you all are having a great day!!!! ((HUGS))