As I wrote about before, I restarted Weight Watchers Online on April 29, 2013 since I gained back 80% of what I lost in 2011. I know why I gained back a bunch too – I stopped caring. Well, hitting 170.6 pounds again was definitely the kick in the butt to lose it all again. So I am now aiming to weigh 150-ish pounds by the end of July 2013.
My Weight Watchers Experience
Weight Watchers Points Plus is a system based on receiving a set number of points a day to use on food and they throw in an additional 49 weekly points for everyone to use. You also earn extra food points when you exercise. Most green vegetables and most fruits are point-free on this system and they expect you to eat a bunch for snacks throughout the day.
I receive the bare minimum, 26 points, per day. My habit is to try to stick to those 26 points Sunday through Thursday and use my weekly splurge points for Friday and Saturday.
Last Two Weeks
I’ve done well these last two weeks! I’ve stayed below my total allowed points both weeks and even had some points leftover by the end again. I’ve also been walking nearly every day for at least 30 minutes, yay!
Here are my weekly points breakdowns (how many I used of what I received):
June 9-June 15 – Received 231 points, Earned 13 Additional Activity Points, Used 226 Overall. So I had 18 leftover points.
June 16-June 22 – Received 231, Earned 15 Additional Activity Points, Used 224 Overall. So I had 22 leftover points.
Total times I exercised for at least 30 minutes: 12, yay!
My main snacks have become apples, bananas, cherries, and watermelon. My weeks have been pretty laid back and my Fridays and Saturdays are pretty much let-loose days for dinners out with friends and potlucks. 🙂
Starting Weight on April 28, 2013 – 170.6 pounds
Weight as of May 12, 2013 – 166.4 pounds
Weight as of May 26, 2013 – 163.8 pounds
Weight as of June 9, 2013 – 162.6 pounds
Weight as of June 23, 2013 – 159.8 pounds!!!
I’m down about 11 pounds overall in 8 weeks. Yay!!! I haven’t been cheating on my point tracking, but I do eat a ton of fruit every day. Really wringing out that zero point food list. For example, we went to a Brazilian steak house late last week, which is an expensive meat buffet pretty much. I had about 8-10 ounces of meat (so…lots…) but also was downing hearts of palm, asparagus, olives, and tomatoes to fill up a lot too (and to bask in eating $5/lb asparagus without flinching, hehehe).
Onto the end of month two. Realistically, I am now shooting for weighing 157 pounds by the next update (July 8). Then I can target those last 7 pounds over the last 3 weeks of July…at 1-2 pounds down every 2 weeks, it may take me a little longer than the end of July to hit the 150 pound mark, but we’ll see.
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