Starting Weight: 164 / Current Weight: 163 / Goal Weight: 150
I just finished my first week on Weight Watchers and I lost 1 pound. It’s a little disappointing – I guess I was hoping for more. But, I think there are things that I can do this week that will help with that.
- Count Points Better: I was doing pretty good counting points, but there were probably a few things I was estimating and not measuring out. It doesn’t take too long to measure things, and that will help me make sure that I’m staying within my points for the day
- Drink Water: Our friend who told us about Weight Watchers reminded me yesterday (not too sternly, but sternly enough) that I NEEDED to drink water. That was something that was going to help a lot – so, I’m trying to be better with that starting today.
- Exercise More: So I only accrued 3 Activity Points last week – so I need to do better with that this week.
All in all though, I think I like the system. It’s kind of fun to count points, and while Weight Watchers has yet to put together an iPhone App, their mobile site is very handy and accessible. The nice thing about it is that it doesn’t really feel like I’m on a diet. And that’s because it’s NOT a diet – but more of a lifestyle change. It’s really about portion control and being aware of the food you’re taking into your system. Something very “Buddhist” about it – seems to have a sense of mindfulness about its approach.