1/16/13

wednesday weigh-in: week 1

So first of all, let me just say that it was absolutely wonderful walking back into my meeting last Wednesday night. It felt like I was supposed to be there. And it was an extra plus that even though I had been gone 2+ years, everyone remembered me (at least the people who work there). Im actually friends with my meeting leader and the ladies who do the "weigh-in" part on facebook, so they get to stay somewhat in touch/up-to-date with my life. So the "Oh my gosh! Good to see you!" and the "Your lil one is sooooo adorable!" and "Where's your mom?" (she did it with us last time, but we havent quite convinced her to sign up again this time) were all such welcoming words to hear!

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")
second goal: 25lbs
  •     reward: new outfit?
final goal:  50lbs
success: made sure to track every little thing! It helps make you accountable for it later. And always remember:
set-backs: birthday celebrations = italian food aka - cheesey garlic bread, pizza, & cannolis

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!

4 comments:

  1. Yay for you! I am also back on weight watchers! I did it in 2011 and listed 40 lbs then in 2012 I fell off the bandwagon and gained 50 (yup you heard right)! I am beginning week 3 today. I am down 2.1lbs. I was kind of disappointed but I know that even though I am doing good with my points, I haven't been using them on the best options. I am very motivated and this is the first time since 2011 that I am actually back on bored and sticking with it! I wrote a post a couple weeks ago about the program. It def is something that works because it doesn't focus on fad diets, it's basically moderation and smart choices. I read earlier from a success story that the girl tells people "it's simple, but not easy". It's a simple plan, but it takes work to stick with it and do it. I liked that! It's very true!

    I'm already a follower, but I'm going to make sure to check in from time to time. Maybe it will help inspire me! Keep up the good work!


    Nikki

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    1. PS: Ignore the mistakes in this post, my IPad decided to change some words for me! :)

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  2. Darn it, I attempted to comment last night but it must not have worked from my phone. Hi! I'm a new follower, stopping over from "From Mrs To Mama." Just wanted to comment that I also just started WW, this will be my first go-around. I wanted to tell you about two websites I use for recipes. SUPER easy, I mean - I can do it, so can you. Trust me.
    Theskinnytaste.com and emilybites.com Great recipes AND they have the WW points.
    Good luck!

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  3. I came across you from another blog - not sure which one - I'm addicted to reading blogs these days! Maybe one day I'll be adveturesome and start my own. Anyway, I just started weight watchers again after having my babies - the oldes is 7 and youngest 3 - and I'm done! I did it before my oldest and was successful so I decided to hop on the bandwagon again. I too just started last week and tomorrow, Friday, is my first weigh in. I also have to stay away from the scale all week - and it's so hard - I'm always tempted! So, anyway, glad to find you and look forward to taking the WW journey with you! Good luck and Congrats on 5.4 lbs!

    Tori

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