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 was aiming to weigh 150-ish pounds by the end of July 2013 but fell a bit short. I ended up at 157.2 pounds. Now I am trying for a solid August push in regards to exercise and hopefully that will lead me to continue the weight loss streak.
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 don’t buy any special foods or supplements from Weight Watchers. For me, it’s all about budgeting points and eating smaller portions of high point foods.
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.
I did okay but a murder mystery dinner that hubby cooked up was just too delicious to pass up. I barely stayed within my set points.
Here is my weekly points breakdown (how many I used of what I received):
August 11 – August 17: Received 231, Earned 18 Additional Activity Points. I had 6 leftover points.
Total times I exercised for at least 30 minutes that wasn’t continuous: 5
My main snacks were strawberries, grapes, and Honey Nut Cheerios.
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 as of August 4, 2013 – 157.2 pounds
Weight as of August 11, 2013 – 158 pounds (ummm…maybe muscle or water retention…we’ll see…)
Weight as of August 18, 2013 – 155.6 pounds (yay!)
I’m down about 15 pounds overall. I started in April 2013 at a size 14 and am down to a basic size 10. So I’ll keep an eye on it…
For just August, I’ll give weekly updates to keep myself on track. Then we’ll see if I can somewhat maintain on the cruise from August 31 through September 5…
Any health updates you would like to share?