Some of you may or may not know, but last Tuesday [February 1st], I started Weight Watchers for the first time. It's a long time coming, but better late than never. I've been pregnant and nursing non-stop for the last 5 years [currently still nursing]. I usually gain between 30-40 pounds and lose 3/4 of the weight before getting pregnant again.
Do the math on that---plus add in not losing most of my weight [yet] from my soon to be one year old and you've got a surplus of about 50 pounds. Last week I started off at 205.4. In just a little over 7 days I'm down almost 3 pounds. I debated about sharing my weight, but decided it's not really a secret [when you look at me, ha!]. So, hopefully this will encourage anyone out there that if I can do it---you can do it!
So far, I really love Weight Watchers, and am so thankful my mom & bestie Sarah are doing it with me too. Tonight we went to a meeting together and went to dinner afterwards and laughed about points. We had a lovely, healthy, filling dinner and even passed up the 2000+ calorie [60 point] dessert...yikes! We three split a much smaller dessert and were so proud of ourselves.
The thing we indulged in most tonight...conversation!
I plan to make a life style change and not just do this as a "diet". I think it will make a great tool while in between pregnancies, nursing and even while pregnant [although they won't allow me to go to meetings during that time].
If you're unfamiliar with Weight Watchers, please tune in the next several months as I share my journey of weight loss. Every week I'll try to include a few tips that have helped me through the week. I know there are zillion WW blogs out there so by no means do I plan to be mega central of information on the subject, but nevertheless hope to be helpful to those interested.
It's so nice to have the online & iPhone app tools to help me lose weight easily & safely [while still eating healthy] so I can continue to nurse.
If you are familiar with [the new] Weight Watches Points Plus...I currently am allowed 32 points with 7 extra for part time nursing daily and get 49 "cheat" points weekly to spend [all at once or throughout my week]
This Weeks Tips:
1. Kept Plain Fruit & Veggies [zero points] on the go everywhere I went
2. Drank hot tea [zero points] when I wanted to taste something, but wasn't really hungry
3. Found some little 2 point WW treat snacks...not completely natural ingredients, but better than eating a whole piece of cake I think
4. Googled restaurants menu points before going to know what I could eat there
5. Got my Starbucks size Tall, no whip cream, with fat free milk [shaved off lots of points]