Regarding the actual program itself, it hasnt changed much. Still the basic principles. The points are now called PointsPlus. To me, there were only 2 major differences. 1) we now count carbs (before they werent part of the equation to calculate points) and 2) Fruits are now 0 points. Which means that a few of my favorite low points staples are now about 1-2 points higher than before. However, the amount of points you get in a day are also higher. That one actually shocked me. I was used to having like 26-27 points, and when they calculated my points this time I was allowed 36 points. Now I know I technically way more this time, so that accounts for some extra points, but man, i just feel like 36 is a whole lot!
OK, sorry, back to the actual progress report. I knew there would be somewhat of a challenge for me starting the program, last week in particular. For one, we would be celebrating hubs, my moms, and my bro-in-laws bday on Sunday and we were going out with our friends Sat night for hubs bday dinner. Needless to say, I was faced with many choices.
And, to tell you the truth, I think thats all this really is, its all about making choices, the right choices, the healthy choices. Now Ill be honest here, since the program allows us 49 weekly allowance points, I didnt completely make the best choices at dinner Sat night. Like I totally had 3 pieces of the garlic cheesy bread :( but, i did track it. All of it. Even the pizza.
However, I did hit up the local fresh market on Saturday morning and scored a bunch of fruits & veggies. Which means, dinners and snacks have consisted of lots of healthy food. Even hubs said dinner the other night, which consisted of a baked pork chop, broccoli, and a large loaded with veggies salad, was "Good." And for those that know me, I dont cook, so a "Good" is very good in my book! Plus, after the fresh market I stopped by a friends house who was having a garage sale and picked up a basically brand new Weight Watchers Cookbook (points plus and all) for $1. My first recipe I made out of it? French Apple Tart. It was yummy! I can share the recipe for ya if anyones interested.
Oh and just something I wanted to mention here (Again maybe just to hold my self accountable). Ths time around, Im going to do things differently. I remember last time I did this I would basically not eat on weigh-in days. I would make sure to wear the lightest dress possible (you know so I dont have those extra lbs from my clothes? lol). And I would stress over getting on the scale. This time Im NOT doing that. Ive been eating healthy all day. Like a normal person. Im not changing my outfit before I leave. And Im not going to hop on the scale all week long. Im going to try and only do it on weigh-in days. But, I will probably pee before I get on the scale because you know thats gonna help me drop 5lbs right? ;)
lbs shed this week: -5.4
lbs shed in total: -5.4
lbs still need to shed: 44.6
first goal: 10lbs
- reward: maybe a trip to the hair salon?
(my niece informed me that my hair is light brown, "except at the top where its closer to black")
- reward: new outfit?
- reward: epiphanie camera bag
exercise: zilch, eventually Ill get there, i just want to focus on getting back on the plan first.
So hows your journey to a healthier you going? Any progress? Set-backs? Tasty recipes? Please share!