This post was originally called “Week 1 Weight Watchers – I did it!”. However, life got in the way, and eventually I forgot about posting it so away it went.
It is one of those things that I am into right now but don’t want to annoy all my friends on Facebook with the 5,000 things I could say about Weight Watchers so I figured the blog would be a great place. Not sure if I can keep the posts up weekly – but I hope too.
I’m ready to lose – and I am ready to lose A LOT.
Why did I start doing Weight Watchers?
I start Weight Watchers about 340 times a year. I get to dinner time on Day 1 and then everything goes downhill from there. Hunger takes over. Food opportunities take over (such as someone bringing in donuts to work or food gets delivered to the house or a party comes up) and maybe 60 other reasons that come up which make me blow it and I can NEVER pick myself up again.
I was 177ish last spring. That had been the product of stress and actually the lightest I had been since I had my second son, Alex. A few weeks ago, I jumped on the scale and it was 197.5. The last time I was that weight, I was 8 months pregnant with Alex. So not acceptable. I felt like crap and looked even worse. My clothes were not fitting anymore and the size 16 I had been for YEARS were busting at the seams. Not even the size I wanted to be in any way.
I had just ordered Fitbit and got a meal journal in the mail. I had already been paying for WW for a while so once I saw that number on the scale, the stars aligned and here I am. Ready to start week 3.
I lost 6 lbs in my first week and was so happy! I was crazy strict. It was even Father’s Day weekend filled with a brunch at a restaurant and I caved and had cheesecake. After I finished the cheesecake, I felt kind of miserable. I was weighing in the next day and I probably just mess up an awesome first week weigh in. I told myself I would have a low pt. dinner and move on. Instead I decided to find points for the cheesecake and see how my day looked. I may have gone over points by just a few come the end of the day which are taken out of extra points given to you for such occasions. I dodged that bullet and weighed in with a 6 lb loss!
I weigh in tomorrow morning. I have had a very active weekend and so far have stayed strict with what I am eating. My husband bought me some WW ice cream and we have been trying out WW recipes. We have hardly been cooking since Christian got diagnosed with ALL last summer, so it has been easy getting Cesar to agree on the meals I make and they have been great!
The WW meal I tried out last week was the Chicken Taco Chili in the crock pot. We have had it maybe 2-3 times before and LOVED it. One of the best chili recipes I have had before. Last night, we had left over rotisserie chicken and Cesar wanted green beans with it. Well, I hate green beans but decided to find a recipe for them on WW and found an Asian Green Bean recipe. We did that and mixed it with chicken and it was fantastic! I knew the points values since it was a WW recipe and then I weighted out my chicken before I added it.
Now it is Sunday morning and I’m still waiting for everyone to get up and we can eat. I am debating making pancakes with blueberries. I need to plug in my recipe to find the point value. If I end up with a salad for lunch then I could pull a breakfast like that off. I did not use all my points yesterday and I still have a ton of bonus points left for the week but with weigh in tomorrow, I may stick with an egg omelette and fruit.
It I weighed in today, I would be 188.5. That is a 9 lb loss in 2 weeks. Which I think would make a 3 lb loss for this week roughly. I know that it will end up being a 1-2 lb loss weekly in the weeks to come so I am happy that my first two weeks have been significant.
My sister. Us Larson girls can never get a break in the weight category. Over the last few years, she has created her own diet. No meetings, no points, just low carb and has a routine. She has lost a tremendous amount of weight and I swear to God she looks younger than me and way healthier than I do. She has a strict routine during the work day and I am feeding off her as to what I should eat. She is addicted to fruit and I have found myself counting on the same thing to get me through the day.
What did I look like?
This is a picture taken back in April when I was maybe 194ish.
I hate this picture. First of all that shirt choice makes me look pregnant and my face and ass are huge to me. My sister keeps telling me that she can see my weight loss in my face and chest. I look forward to the day I actually drop a few sized and it is very noticeable.
I look forward to seeing what next week brings! We have a birthday party for my Mother and Nephew next Sunday so I think with the right amount of planning, I should be able to go and even enjoy a little birthday cake.
Thanks for reading!