Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Second Week of Weight Watchers

Being in my mid-thirties, I have learned that eating what I want, when I want and as much as I want isn't cutting it anymore. While the wrinkles are increasing, the metabolism is decreasing:) Although, I am realistic that I don't need to be the size I was in college, I still want to fit into my clothes comfortably and lead a healthy lifestyle. I want to be a good role model for my kids and teach them that moderation is the key. Weight Watchers has taught me that. I don't feel deprived, I don't feel sluggish, or grouchy. I feel empowered actually, confident that I can carry this thing through. I started Weight Watchers two weeks ago, after hearing about the success from my best friend. I attended a meeting, weighed in, and received a goal weight. I opted for the monthly pass that gave me access to the online tools as well as the app for my phone. So far, I am loving it. The first week, I lost 3.2 pounds and will weigh again Saturday. I choose not to weigh myself during the week and use the meetings as my once a week weigh in. For me, if I weighed myself daily, it would dictate eating more or less and I don't want to be a slave to the scale every day ( Just my preference though, everyone is different). I look forward to the meetings, and hearing the success of other women. I enjoy learning tips and new recipes. I feel like I am doing it the right way. In the past, I would deprive myself of all carbs, lose the weight and then gain it all back... and then some. Today, I don't limit myself to any food groups, just make sure that it is all done within my point limits for the day. I thought I would share with any of you all out there interested some of the tools and websites that have been key for me the last two weeks. If anyone reading is doing Weight Watchers and has tips or recipes that they like, please share. Thanks!

1. WW Mobile- This has been key for me to track my food and my activity points.

2. Lots of water- In the past, I can go practically all day without having water. ( I tend to be an all day coffee drinker) Now I make sure to drink water all day long. I have felt a difference in my skin since doing this.

3. Weight Watchers online success stories. I read one every day to keep me motivated.

4. The following websites have helped me with recipes and finding points at restaurants.

Recipes Websites that include points
(I like the one above because she gives you meal plans for the week)
To check the points at many restaurants ( even if they aren't listed on the app)
Hope this helps you all. Even if you aren't doing weight watchers, but want to make healthy recipes for your family, these websites are great.

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