Saturday, October 15, 2011

I Started Weight Watchers

Life has been a bit busy.  I've been teaching at a Montessori school, which is a lot of fun. I also am still doing some garden writing for About.com. Ever since a bit before the wedding, my weight has crept back. I even ended up with a new highest weight ever - 268 pounds.  That number sure does make me cringe.

I have lost 5-10 pounds on my own (ah, love that fluctuation!) recently, but that's not enough.  I remembered how checking in with someone had helped before in keeping me on track. I have friends and family who have had success with Weight Watchers and thought it might be great to try that. I've been giddy all week as I waited for the night we had chosen to start.

Mister is doing it too - love that we're both eating better, so it won't be quite as hard to stay on track.  We signed up on Wednesday night and had our first weigh-in.  I officially clocked in at 263.8 (fully clothed with shoes and at night). Ouch.  It's going to get better though!

I get 39 points every day to use, and 49 extra ones for the week. That's not too bad.  Fruits and veggies are 0 points, so I can chomp on an apple or baby cucumber if I get a wee bit hungry.

If I do activities, that earns points which can be traded for food points.  I've already traded some in from helping some of the kids at school learn how to do the Charleston.  Boy that was fun!

It helps me consider the foods I have been eating and make better choices. I had been chugging some of those diet shakes for breakfast and lunch because it was easy.  I looked and they had too many points for my liking. Yikes.  For the same amount, I'm now enjoying an English muffin half topped with a poached egg, canadian bacon and cheese.  I just make the egg ahead of time so I can just assemble it in the morning at school. Real food!

It will be interesting to see what our next weigh-in will be like.  I sure hope it's a good one!

Have you done Weight Watchers? What was your experience?

2 comments:

balloongal said...

Good for you. I'm glad you are doing it with your husband. That really makes a difference, doesn't it?

tastydiet said...

I wish you the best! I'm on Weight Watchers, been doing it for almost 3 years now. I'm currently 45 lbs. down, but have been as low as 50 lbs. down.

I do online only, and it's great. I don't feel deprived, and if you want support, there are some great veterans on the message boards to get advice from.

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