*Trumpet fanfare* I had my first weigh-in yesterday… and it was successful! I lost two pounds! In my weight watchers experience past I usually have a more impressive loss the first week of the plan, but I definitely used all of my weekly flex points (those are kind of like a “free” pass for a little splurge or treat (but you still have to track ’em)) and ate well all week, including fatty fatbomb things like ice cream and garlic bread. (Curious what points are? They’re a numerical value assigned to food based on carbs, fat grams, protein and fiber. For example, an orange is 0 points, but a dinner roll is around 4 points.) (How many points you get to eat a day depends on your weight. This is one instance where being fat = win.)
The biggest struggle this week was remembering to chart what and when I ate. It’s not second nature for me yet to write down what I’ve just eaten, but thankfully, the iPhone app I’m using has little text reminders that pop up and remind me to log everything. Another challenge? Not having seconds. Sure, on the plan I can have seconds, but I think logging everything makes me realize the give and take or the trade off value of seconds versus say, having dessert later.
Today I stocked up on pre-portioned snacks, because I need a lot of grab n’ go options with my busy schedule. I picked up some Fiber-One 90 calorie brownies (2p+), natural fruit leathers (1p+) and some yummy instant iced tea flavors like mango acai. My challenge this week will be continuing to track and make good choices amongst the usual stress and chaos – I have a busy week coming up!
If you’ve ever started a “lifestyle change” or diet, what was your most impressive first week loss?