If you don't know where you are going, how are you going to get there? Clear specific goals give us direction. Goals are the engine of our success.
When we come to Weight Watchers we need to set long term and short term goals. Yes, we want to get to the final destination of Lifetime member, but we need some short term goals along the way. We want to set goals that are positive, achievable and compelling. Losing 5% or 10% of your body weight is an excellent goal. How about behavioral changes like eating healthier snacks, or planning your food to fit in ALL the good health guidelines.
Having desirable short term goals can help keep us motivated. When we achieve these goals we feel successful. This success gives us momentum to keep going on our weight loss efforts until we meet our next objective.
Along the way to Lifetime membership don't forget to celebrate non-scale measures of success. Losing inches, moving you belt over a notch, wearing a smaller size or tucking in you shirt are all signs of success. Make sure you take the time to celebrate every success whether it be at the scale of not.
This week's meeting is all about success - so see you there!!!
MICROWAVE APPLE-PEAR CRISP
Makes 6 servings (1/6th crisp each)
points value per serving 4
2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
2 Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1/4 cup dried cherries or cranberries
4 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 cup low fat granola
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1. Spray a microwavable 8 inch square dish with nonstick spray.
2. Gently stir together the apples, pears, dried cherries, 3 Tbsp of brown sugar, and 1/2 tsp of the cinnamon in a large bowl. Spread evenly in the baking dish.
3. Toss together the granola, butter, and the remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar and the 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle the granola mixture evenly over the fruit mixture. Microwave on high until the apples and pears are tender, about 8 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.