Tuesday, October 12, 2010

hello weight watchers...

{this post should have been published last friday, so pretend it did, kay, thanks! :) }
I made a big decision on Monday, it was downright life altering.
After weighing myself on the scale at work and realizing our tropical vacation/honeymoon is in 6 weeks I decided it was time to join Weight Watchers…
This is something I have been thinking about for about 6 months or so.
I have heard great things about it, so I bit the bullet and signed up for the online membership.
So far I am loving it {ok, except for the fact that I am still craving carbs! Bad!}
It is surprisingly easy. I get 21 points a day, and they tell you how many points everything is work.
Carrots  zero {thus I eat buckets of carrots a day to replace the crunch of a chip or cracker}
1 cup of blueberries  1 point
4oz piece of chicken 3 points
They also have a zillion recipes online, which has been beyond helpful.  I have made dinner every night this week, which is a first for a very long time!
The hubs even loves all the recipes I’ve made.
The biggest factor I think that has helped me out is portion control.   To have the potatoes I make and only use up 3 points I can only eat 1 and ¼ cups.  Thus I am getting out my measuring cups about 6 times a day! {You best believe I am enjoying those carbs like they are the last carbs on earth!}
I really feel like it is working…
So I think ill be bold and share with you what the scale said on Monday morning….
{I was really bundled up so I will give myself 2lbs for clothing and shoes, so ill say 151}
I weighted myself this morning on the same scale and it said…
148 lbs!!
{I am wearing linen pants, a cotton top and sandals, so I def am not wearing 2lbs of clothes so ill stick with 148}
This is a huge accomplishment! I’ve been around 150-152 for the last year. To get under 150 feels great!!
About 2 years ago I had surgery for a cyst on my ovary {it was like the size of a grapefruit!}.  Since the surgery my weight has not been as easy to manage. There have been studies that show that having a cyst removed can sometimes affect your hormone levels, which helps control weight loss. 
So for about the last 2 years I have been between 148-152lbs.  To finally be fewer than 150lbs feels great!!
My goal is to get to around 138-140 and most of the weight is carried in my lovely Buddha belly!
Here’s to hoping WW keeps working and my Buddha belly shrinks before bikini time in the warm Caribbean waters!
{this is the idea, to slim down more...}

image via google


diarydays said...

Hey hun! It is so good that you joined weight watchers, I am about 154 pounds and it is honestly driving me crazy. I want to go down to 140. About a year and half ago I joined jenny craig, there was a special. It was helpful, everything is about portion control. At the time I was 157 and I went down to 150 in about two weeks. I got off of it because well it was really expensive even with the special. I joined the gym but its soo hard to consistantly. I was thinking about weight watchers but not sure right now. Good luck on this, look at it as more of life change as oppose to a diet...thats what will keep the pounds off once you are not doing weight watchers any more :)


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