In 2008 I joined Weight Watchers and lost a massive 30kg that year. Unfortunately, since starting my current job, I’ve packed all that weight back on. It’s depressing, I won’t deny it, but a month ago after a serious stretch of illness (where I had a migraine for a whole week) I re-affirmed my desire to lose weight and get healthy. So I re-joined Weight Watchers.
At my last weigh in, marking the end of my second week of Weight Watchers, I lost 1.4 kilograms (3 pounds) taking that to a total weight loss of 4.4kg (9.7 pounds) in two weeks. Sounds unreal right? That’s because the first week, you always lose a lot of weight. In my case that was 3kg. I figured the second week would be the decider, but was pleasantly surprised with the 1.4kg loss, especially since I haven’t started excercising yet.
Why these massive drops in weight?
I’m not starving myself. In fact, with the new plan Weight Watchers has brought out, I’m eating more food than I was before I joined. It’s all about what I’ve been eating, and how much. Lean meats, low gi carbs, low fat dairy, vegetables etc. The real kicker is that with the new system, fruits are 0 points. Meaning I can eat as much as I like. Tis a no brainer that, now, when I feel like a snack, it’s easier for me to reach for a mandarin or a banana (or mango, pawpaw, strawberries… mmm the list goes on!) than a not so healthy snack.
I hear you saying “So why Weight Watchers, what you’re doing is common sense, why pay for it?”
For me it’s also the mental support. The meetings and the knowledge that I have trusted resources I can tap into when I need help. I can’t do this on my own. I like the fact that on Thursdays (last day of the week and meeting day) I have to get on those scales, and hold myself accountable for the week thats been infront of my leader (whose a real sweety.) I need all that motivation, and more.
Which is why, I am also going to be blogging about my journey.
Feel free to follow, share advice, thoughts, experiences etc. but please don’t leave hokey-diet or non-constructive comments. I’m not interested in quick fixes or trolls.
p.s. as for the fun… actually… it is. I don’t feel deprived at all. This is yesterday’s menu:
45g rolled oats cooked in 1 cup super trim milk with peaches, and 1 lite passionfruit yoghurt.
8 Banana Prawns marinated in garlic and lite soy sauce, pan fried and eaten with fresh vege stix.
95g baguette with hummus, lettuce and 50g smoked Tarakihi (fish) fillet.
Nan’s Blueberry & Apple Pie
Mango, grapes, pawpaw and kiwifruit.
Milk for tea.
Om nom nom nom!
Current Mood: determined