Weight Watchers is still going fine. I already hit my first goal of reaching the next middle number. 189.8 haha but still, look at that 8 in the middle! I’m still hungry but it’s not terrible, I think for whatever reason, being on a program psychologically keeps me in line. When I am just winging it I can tell myself that I am really hungry and should eat.
I have a lot of mini goals in mind to keep myself focused on something close at all times. 136 seems a million miles away. I already hit that new middle number, next up is 10 pounds gone, then 179, then 20 pounds gone, etc. 164 is also a goal because it indicates a BMI of just overweight and no longer obese. 136 is a normal BMI and my end goal.
Pulled out the ol’ Wii Fit tonight. I am going to test steps with my Misfit and see if they register. Then I can do steps on it while I watch TV, which will be nice. I’ve often considered getting up every hour and walking for 10 minutes or so but I don’t really want to head outside for that, I’ve had skin cancer. Plus the weather’s turning cold and when it’s done it will immediately become hot. Haha, welcome to Texas.
So, I knew this week would be more of a trial run than an official start and I was certainly right. It’s rough to be hungry without a lot of zero or low point foods around. Heck, even my granola bars are 4 points, for the love of Pete. I have managed to do OK, by using the weekly points, but then I calculated tonight’s dinner – 27 points!
I decided to go ahead and make it for a couple of reasons. #1 I need to use up that food. #2 Although it is high in calories, I am aware of how many calories are in it and everything else I have eaten today. So points-wise, I will be at 39 points for the day, but calories-wise, I’ll be at about 1100 which seems a little odd, yes? Well, I get the “game” so to speak, the points are designed to make me choose better foods, I get that and I’m on board, which is why I signed up. But for this day, this meal, screw it, I’m making and eating it and I am understanding that calorie-wise, I really have not overeaten for the day. I grocery shop tomorrow and after that, things will be more in line.
(In case you’re wondering what could be 27 points, it’s crockpot swedish meatballs. And they are tasty. But they have like 600 calories for a serving.)
I have started this blog and then deleted it so many times. And here we go again. I am sure most successful people have many failures under their belt, right? RIGHT?! Heh. I make no apologies for trying again and again. The biggest failure would be giving up.
So what transpired yesterday was someone linked to a GMA clip. They were discussing someone who appeared briefly in the clip, not the content. But the content was the new Weight Watchers program. And I just decided to sign up. I used to say that it’s just a fancy way to count calories, and I still believe that. However, I like the idea of, OK, my god, you’re hungry have an orange even if you’ve reached your limit. And it reminds me to not get too anal and caught up in the numbers because they tell you – if you don’t know the points, guess. If you went over on points, you have some extra for the week. If you don’t use all of your points today you can tack up to 4 of them on for tomorrow.
Also, there’s the fact that one of my favorite websites for recipes, Skinnytaste, has WW points on her recipes. She updates them as the program changes but from what I am reading, most foods have the same points, just some went down in points. So I can still use her recipes as is for now, if there’s any discrepancy it would be too many points and that’s fine.
Anyway, I started today which has not gone well. My husband took me out to lunch and I ordered this burrito bowl which I thought was a good choice. Then I came home and looked up the nutrition info to plug into the points calculator. 19! I don’t know how that’s even possible. I mean, yes, it was 600 calories but that shouldn’t equal 80% of my day? I am not sweating it, I am new to this and I’m ok with taking a few days to figure it out.