Mr. BFS and I joined Weight Watchers Online again on January 12 as soon as we returned from our most recent cruise. We had a huge first week with both of us losing 5-6 pounds, but then it just stopped. The last two weeks have showed either no progress or 0.2 pound weight gains. We’re still sticking to the program, but we aren’t used to it just pausing like this when we are behaving ourselves.
I’ve been following the plan. I am sticking to my assigned Weight Watcher points. Even though I do use most of my weekly points (usually on Saturdays), I haven’t gone over my allowances or cheated at all. The trick has been smaller portion sizes, which has always been my own problem with food. I’ve also been using vegetable and fruits as my main snacks, which can be a little pricey during the winter, but yummy. I’ve rediscovered a love for grapefruit. They definitely remind me of my grandpa. My husband and I also have been munching on Tanangelos – a delicious combo of tangerines and mandarin oranges. Smaller portions and fruit…that’s my ticket to success. 🙂
I am nearly always motivated to exercise when I change my diet for the better. Luckily, this foray into weight loss hasn’t been any different. Despite it being cold here (30’s-40’s as opposed to the 80’s-90’s like normal), I’ve been bundling up and walking 20-40 minutes at least two or three times a week. I’ll pump that up to nearly daily as soon as the temperatures get above 60 degrees in the evening again. I know that my cold-weather readers are mocking me right now, but there is definitely a reason I never have chosen to live places that is snows regularly.
Overall, I am satisfied with my current progress. I’m at 161.6 pounds instead of 167.8 like when I started a few weeks ago. I feel like eating healthier and walking regularly is worth it even if I don’t lose another ounce. But I am hoping to lose many more ounces…specifically, at least 10 more pounds worth, lol.
How are you doing on your health goals?
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