January 18, 2011

4 lbs Lighter...I Could Get Used To This!

So, week one complete on Weight Watchers and I am down 4 lbs! I won't lie, it is much harder than I thought.  I  just never realized how much I actually eat while watching TV at night.  Mindless munching really adds up!  During the week, it is much easier to eat healthy and stick to the plan because I am on a schedule. This weekend however, was a completely different story.  I went out to eat several times and was not on a schedule what so ever.  My biggest downfall is that when I do go out to eat, I have a really hard time making healthy choices.  Sure, I know what I *should* order, but do I actually order it? No!

This week, my goal is to limit my going out to eat to one meal.  This will be a stretch for me because I tend to go out to eat quite a bit with a coworker during lunch.  I always take my lunch to work, but when the opportunity to go out to eat comes along, I never pass it up.  Today, I brought some grilled chicken with fresh vegetables for lunch and plan to actually eat it rather than going out.  Not only will this goal help my waistline, it will also help out my wallet ;)

Also, if anyone has good suggestions about how to curb the nighttime snacking, I would love to hear it!

Wish me luck!

January 13, 2011

Weight Watchers

In the past few years, I have noticed that my body reacts more to food than exercise.  I can exercise all I want, but if I don't change my eating habits, nothing is going to change.  Since September,  I have loosely followed the Weight Watchers plan.  I have not officially signed up, but I have been tracking all of my points in a small black journal. 

Along with everyone else, I have decided to watch my diet in 2011.  I have been following the plan strictly since the first of the month and already, I am down three pounds.  I love the Weight Watchers PointsPlus plan because it really forces you to keep track of the amount of protein, carbs, fats and fiber you are putting into your body.  This plan also forces you to keep track of portion sizes.  I have been measuring every thing I eat lately, and I find it so interesting how small portions actually are.  Before, I would always look at calories, fats, etc, but I never actually looked at the portion sizes.  Ritz crackers for example, sure, the whole wheat crackers are only 70 calories. But when you actually look at the portion size, it is only FIVE crackers! That is not a lot!

So far, I am loving the new PointsPlus plan and am very excited about what the future holds :)