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Weight Watchers Update – 12 Weeks Into Real Attempt #2

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 did pretty good!  I only really splurged on the potluck, and then on the two days on the road for the “camping” trip this past weekend.  I didn’t camp…I hotel’d.  But I did tube with my friends on the river all day Saturday.  🙂

Here are my weekly points breakdowns (how many I used of what I received):

July 7 – July 13 – Received 231 points, Earned 26 Additional Activity Points, Used 232 Overall. So I had 25 leftover points.
July 14 – July 20 – Received 231, Earned 23 Additional Activity Points, Used 246 Overall. So I had 8 leftover points.

Total times I exercised for at least 30 minutes that wasn’t continuous: 13, yay!

My main snacks were bananas, cherries, grapes and watermelon.  And 1 point hard apple ciders.  🙂

Weight Update

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
Weight as of July 7, 2013 – 158.4 pounds
Weight as of July 21, 2013 – 157.2 pounds

Weight July 21, 2013
So I haven’t hit 150 yet, but I do feel way healthier and happy. I’ll consider this a win!

I’m down about 13.5 pounds overall in 12 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.

So the 12 week push is over, but there is still more than a week left until the end of July.  Realistically, I am now shooting for weighing 155 pounds by the next update (August  5). Then I can start a new 12 week challenge to get down to 145 and then maintain it…

Any health updates you would like to share?

FYI:  I worked at a dead end cubicle job from 2005-2011 for about $30,000 per year.  I went self-employed in July 2011 and make between $70,000-$90,000 through blogging, professional pet sitting, hubby's reffing, and our rental home.  If you’d like to start your own site (link to my free step-by-step guide), I highly suggest checking out Bluehost (my referral link with a nice discount for you, PLUS a free custom header banner from me!).  Please contact me any time at budgetingfunstuff*at*gmail*dot*com with questions or just to brainstorm! I’d love to help!
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9 thoughts on “Weight Watchers Update – 12 Weeks Into Real Attempt #2

  1. Congrats on the slow and steady weightloss. I think this is the best way to lose weight. You look like you have things under control and are focused. Almost 14lbs in 3 months keep up the great work.

  2. I recently started weight watchers due to seeing others’ success, including yours. My first week and I went over by 15 points, hah! I have my first weigh in tomorrow so we’ll see what happens. May I ask how tall you are?

  3. @Thomas, thank you! 🙂

    @Bitch on a Diet, first of all, I LOVE YOUR SITE NAME!!! 🙂 Anyway, I bet you lost weight anyway even if you went over. Fingers crossed.

    I am 5’2″, weigh 157-158 right now, and am built like a German-Irish peasant – large shoulders, baby-bearing hips, and generally an hour glass figure…not petite like most short people, lol. 🙂

  4. Slow and steady can be frustrating, but it’s healthy. I’m 20 pounds down with millions to go, so I feel your pain. Good job.

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