I joined Weight Watchers online back in February. Since then, my weight has fluctuated by 3 pounds. That’s it. Lose up to three pounds, and then gain some back.
But I don’t consider those five months of yo-yo dieting 3 pounds to be wasted time. During that time, some important things were happening:
- I finally gave up sugar again
- I “studied” WW by watching all sorts of videos on YouTube by vloggers who were following WW themselves
Two weeks ago, I tried a fresh start, determined to really succeed at WW this time. While I did eat healthier, I also tried to have “healthier” treats like the date walnut balls I made that were 2 points per ball. I couldn’t really control myself, and over the week, I ate the entire batch (22 balls). Not surprisingly, I gained 1.5 pounds that week.
Last week, I started over, with an important realization. If I want to succeed, I have to modify my eating. Here’s what I decided:
I would not feel deprived. If I wanted to eat something like a piece of Polish sausage or Daiya macaroni & cheese, I could, but I’d have to fill out the rest of the meal with zero point foods.
I wouldn’t waste my points on high point “treats” that didn’t do much to curb my hunger. Bye bye date walnut balls.
I mean, look at this. This is a picture of a 6 point breakfast:
Here’s a picture of 6 points of date balls:
Obviously, more of my diet had to be filled with the top picture, not the bottom.
So, with these new rules in mind, I started over again last Monday, and I had a smashing week! I finished the week with more than 30 weekly points remaining, and I lost 3 pounds in one week! Now I’m down 5.5 pounds from February.
Best of all, I didn’t feel deprived. If I was hungry, I ate. I also had foods that many would consider non-diet foods such as potato chips three times during the week and a serving of Polish sausage. The difference was that I planned for these foods, and I measured and counted them.
I’m so excited that I *finally* seem to have the hang of WW. I can’t wait to see what next week brings.