Since giving birth to my youngest almost two years ago, dropping 25lbs has been the fastest hare in all the land. Working out has been great for toning and losing inches but the scale has stubbornly only ticked down a couple of notches. Over the last two years, I almost committed to Jenny Craig, and I almost committed to Nutrisystem, and I almost committed to South Beach. Today, I am happy to report to you, the interested reader, that I signed up for Weight Watchers this past Saturday. I decided that endlessly planning to do something was getting me nowhere. Why Weight Watchers? I did not really like the idea of packaged foods and with two small children and a husband to feed I just did not find the packaged food programs very practical. Why not South Beach? Frankly, I like carbs and I knew that I would not be able to stay away. Moderation with accountability is far more manageable for me.
Upon setting up my Weight Watchers account, I decided to start with an initial weight loss goal of 8lbs and once attained I will readjust my goal until I reach the evasive and golden 25lbs. I officially started being accountable to the Weight Watchers PointsPlus program on Sunday morning. My plan says that I can eat what I like as long as I do not exceed 29 points. The program makes it very easy for me to determine how many points I am to assign food and my conscience demands accuracy and full disclosure. The Weight Watchers online community offers extensive forums to interact with others like me, fitness advice, recipes, and more. I have officially become a devoted member of the online community. In the spirit of focusing on my focus, I will some meetings in my area.
For my first day, after each meal and snack, I logged onto my WW account and recorded my food intake and my points were tallied. After my first day, I was one point over. I had one small pack of Motts fruit snacks too many. Now this second day, I am determined to color inside the lines. 29 is my new religion. Fruits and vegetables are worth zero points, so bananas and apples will be my new between meal snacks.
I invite you to follow my weight loss story. Each week I will report my progress whether good or bad. I invite you to share your weight loss story with us. It does not matter whether you are on a program or doing it on your own. What is working for you? What is not working for you? Share your recipes and more.