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. 🙂
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
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.
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