First of all, you may notice that the name of my website has changed, as well as my instagram username and Youtube channel. Lately, I have felt the need to make a change and I have decided to switch to a different weight loss program for many reasons. Recently there has been some information that has come out about WW that I am not happy with and I don’t feel comfortable continuing to give money to a company that doesn’t align with my values and beliefs. I am not going to go into detail about what has happened lately with WW, if you look on Instagram there have been several posts made about it as well as several videos posted on Youtube. Besides this, I also had been thinking about switching to iTrackBites for quite a while. As you know, I used to attend Meetings/Workshops until the pandemic hit and then everything went virtual. And it doesn’t look like my local Workshop is going to open up any time soon, if ever, and that was my primary reason for being a part of WW. I know that WW fired all of the guides that were part of my local Workshop and I wasn’t very happy with that at all. So I just made the decision that I am going to switch to iTrackBites because it is very similar to WW and it is very low cost since I only had to pay $30 for the pro version for a year.
So far I am liking iTrackBites and have settled in to using the Conquer Cravings program. This one feels very similar to the old Points Plus program on Weight Watchers where the “Bites” are calculated using the calories, fat, and fiber in the nutritional information. Obviously, I am going to have to enter all of my recipes into the app and that will take some time, but I am feeling happy about my decision and I’m optimistic that this will be a positive change for me.
As far as my weight loss this week, I am doing much better this week. Last week I had a bit of a hiccup and ended up gaining a few pounds, but I have already lost what I gained and then some, so I am confident that I will have a good weigh in this week. I decided to change my weigh in from Saturday to Friday since I’m not attending workshops anymore, I can pretty much choose which day to weigh in.
I can’t believe that next week is Christmas! I did all of my shopping online this year and it made things so much less stressful. Christmas is definitely going to look different this year because of the pandemic, so we will not be getting together with family and will just celebrate the holiday at home with our kids. So as I head into the last part of the year, I am focusing on being more present with my kids and enjoying this time while they are still young. I am also focusing on my own health and taking better care of my body because I definitely want to be around to see my kids grow up. I feel like the changes that I have made are going to lead to positive results and I am going to work hard to end the year on a good note.