July 9, 2008

weight watchers

i've been on weight watchers for a month now. i'm doing the flex plan, which means i'm counting points. for those of you who are very unfamiliar with weight watchers, if such people exist, i will explain a little bit about the points process. every food is assigned a points value based on its calories, fat, and dietary fiber. i am allowed to eat 21 points per day (this is determined by your current weight, so other people get to eat more). for example, today i ate:

2- Special K Bar
2- 1 Serving Baked Doritos
7- Turkey Sandwich w/ Cheese
2- Yoplait Light Banana Cream Pie Yogurt
8- 2 pieces Summer Squash Pizza (what I made for dinner)
2- Mint Chocolate Chip Weight Watchers Ice Cream

you may notice that my points today added to 23, which was allowable because i worked out for 20 minutes on the elliptical and earned 2 extra points, which are called activity points. i also am allowed 35 flex points per week, which i usually save for weekends (alcohol) or going out to dinner. and for those of you who say you could never give up fast food, you can still eat it on weight watchers! a mcdonald's hamburger and fries is 10 points (5 each).

i am using the online weight watchers program instead of going to meetings, because it is cheaper and more convenient. also, i am following the http://www.theknot.com/ch_article.html?Object=A00119164333&MsdVisit=1 bride-to-be workout on theknot.com.

after one month i am 3 pounds lighter, which may not seem a lot but it is definitely noticeable- my stomach is flatter, my legs are more toned, and my love handles are pretty much gone. i started at 131, and right now i'm at 128. my long-term goal is 115. i'm going to reward myself at 125 with new workout clothes, 120 with new gym shoes, and 115 with a spa day.

i know i have blogged about different diets before, but weight watchers really is the best ever. their website makes it super easy to count points and keep track of your progress, and they have great recipes, message boards, and fitness tips. i should be on a commercial! well, maybe when i reach my 115...

Posted by JenMagenta at July 9, 2008 10:27 PM

You make it sound so easy. : )

Posted by: Julia at July 10, 2008 12:04 PM
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