Weekly Weigh In #1

*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 ย 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?

3 thoughts on “Weekly Weigh In #1

  1. let me know how you like the fiber one brownies. I’ve been looking for things I can snack on that won’t kill me in the points arena and the only thing i’ve found so far is the pop corn.

    .. i also don’t spend too much time searching as I am almost always trying to plan out the rest of the week’s meals. :o)

    CONGRATS on the weight loss :o) see- you can have your garlic bread and lose the pounds too !

  2. Congratulations!!! Now you are my inspiration! I have Dory in my brain singing, “Just keep tracking, just keep tracking, tracking, tracking, tracking, tracking. ” ๐Ÿ™‚ It really does help! And I am so happy you told me about the little reminder on the iphone app, mine was turned off, but not anymore. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Congrats on the weight loss!! Be careful with the Fiber One stuff, sometimes it can cause major tummy troubles if you eat too much in a week. I know at least 4 people beside me that used to eat their Fiber One bars and then it started giving them horrible stomaches!

    I only eat their cereal now. The Fiber One 80 Cal cereal with a banana sliced into it is AWESOME!!

    I just started up WW again this week to do with Alycia ๐Ÿ™‚ (and now you too)

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