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Weight Watchers Update – 6 Weeks Into Real Attempt #2

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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 pretty well these last two weeks. I’ve stayed below my total allowed points both weeks and even had some activity points leftover by the end again. I’ve 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):

May 26-June 1 – Received 231 points, Earned 21 Additional Activity Points, Used 223 Overall. So I had 29 leftover points.
June 2-June 8 – Received 231, Earned 18 Additional Activity Points, Used 229 Overall. So I had 20 leftover points.

Total times I exercised for at least 30 minutes:  13 and two of those times were more than an hour, woot!

My main snacks have become apples, bananas, and watermelon.  My friend, Anne, has even come up with some WW friendly cake and brownies by substituting blended black beans for oil and even banana for egg in some cases (that actually led to a batch of vegan cake on accident, lol)!  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.  🙂

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 June 9, 2013
It actually said 162.4 before I picked up my phone for the shot, lol. My scale is mean. I even tried counter-balancing by removing my glasses and undergarment, but it stuck on 162.6. Oh well….


I’m down 8 pounds overall in 6 weeks.  I was actually expecting more, but I’ll take it.  😀  I haven’t been cheating on my point tracking, but I am probably eating more zero point fruit than they really intend for someone to snack on, lol.  A fourth of a watermelon in one day is probably going to get some major calories in me even if it is zero points, hahaha.

Onto the end of month two.  Realistically, I am now shooting for weighing 158 pounds by June 30.  Then I can target those last pounds in 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.

Any health updates you would like to share?

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11 thoughts on “Weight Watchers Update – 6 Weeks Into Real Attempt #2

  1. Hey you are losing weight thats all that matters! Keep up the great work! Vegan cake how did that turn out? I need to start working out again. I have had back problems and sadly when I gain weight it makes it worse. We be starting a better eating plan next week.

  2. I am in great shape! As a teacher, I get to have the summers off and I can ride my bike 7 times a week. It is a great way to get your exercise and have some fun.

  3. Funny you should mention this. I just found out my company has Weight Watchers at work and they refund you the cost of the program 100% if you’re a new member and complete the 12 week cycle. I was thinking of doing it.

  4. @Thomas, you are very right. The vegan cake was just a boxed cake mix that we subbed blended black beans for oil and mashed banana for egg – it was really yummy. 🙂

    @KC, thanks!

    @David, hahaha. Thanks!

    @krantcents, I preferred roller-blading to bikes about 10 years ago. Now I just walk. We’ll see if I can work my way back up to anything with wheels, lol.

  5. That’s great that you’re doing so well! I often get discouraged when I only see a 1 to 2 pounds weight loss. It’s like I expect it to just melt off! But slow and steady wins the race right?

  6. Congratulations! My weight loss has slowed down to .2 or .6 some weeks. That’s okay; it’s a long term process.

    Here’s to it being the last time both of us have to lose weight!

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