I’ve been on WeightWatchers for a month now — and while I’ve lost only 7 lbs., I’m very happy with my progress because I had tried and not lost weight for the last year or so. I had grown or not moved from my weight at all, and seeing the pounds being shed has been more than just gratifying.
Another thing that has made me rather happy about my progress is the fact that I know I could’ve done better by not indulging my sweet tooth or cravings and yet I still lost weight. I’m not knocking myself because I’ve made major progress insofar as changing my eating habits.
1. I’m eating more vegetables now that it is not only a meal option, but a snack of choice.
2. Because I know I have a tendency to eat more than my weekly points allowance and my daily points allowance combined, I try to move more to earn “activity points” to swap at the end of the week when my reserves are running low. I walk when I can, and instead of walking at a leisurely pace, I actually try and kick it up a notch to earn me more points.
3. I still eat my treats but I now weigh what is worth the points and which ones I can do without. So instead of shoving food into my system like there was no tomorrow, I’ve learned to be more judicious about which ones I actually pick up and put into my mouth.
4. I’ve become more creative with “bulking up” the right type of food to satisfy my hunger.
I thought I’d keep an online diary of recipe/food items I’m using in my own daily meals and share ways I’ve made WeightWatcher’s a part of my life without feeling like I’m starving myself to death. It’s like my personal recipe book, too, so that I can continue to make my food choices interesting despite being lower in calories.
There’s also a lot of ways you can make every day food — even fast food (!) work for you. I know it has worked for me…