Saturday, August 08, 2009
About a little over a year ago, one of my friends used to be on Weight Watcher Flex points. Unfortunately, she lost interest real quick and ended up quitting in less than 3 months. I never went to any of the Weight Watcher sessions, nor did I spend a dime on any of their programs. But what I did was ask my friend if I could borrow her Weight Watchers book which entails all the points one is allowed to eat based on their weight. I read the directions and mimicked the food journal, creating my own food journal on a school wire bound notebook.
I started keeping track of everything I ate from breakfast to dinner, how much water I drank, the workout activities I did everyday. I measured and weighed myself once a week.
Surprisingly, within 3 months, I lost about 30 pounds and I didn't even have to pay someone to help me lose the weight. I did it all by myself and I was so proud of myself.
As time went by, I started memorizing the points that I didn't need to resort to the book anymore. Plus I also had to return the Weight Watchers book that I borrowed anyways. But I eventually fell off the Weight Watchers wagon and just started counting calories...then to eventually nothing at all.
Well, I decided to try the Weight Watchers Flex Points one more time. Last night, I happened to come across a blog by accident that gave a cheat sheet of the Weight Watchers flex points. Which basically means, I don't need the book again...I could just go online. YAY!
So you're probably wondering by now, "what the heck is Weight Watchers flex points?"
Well, bottom line, it's a point system and everything you eat is worth a certain amount of points and based on your weight, you have to stay within your daily bracket of points.
To be more specific...here's the point system below.
Daily Points Target (for those of you that need to know how many points you can have)
Less than 150lbs 20pts
350lbs or more 34pts
Now I track my points thru an online Weight Watchers calculator.
If you look at the back of the Nutrition Facts of everything you eat, you will be able to keep track of your points.
I know my blog probably doesn't explain it very well. But that's okay with me because I'm actually just writing for myself and if someone finds my blog interesting enough to comment on it or ask...by all means, go right ahead.
But I know in the past when I was on Weight Watchers, I struggled and dealt with a lot of negativity that came from people including friends who didn't believe in what I did. Who thought I was just wasting my time and believed that the program does not work. Yet, I lost 30 pounds. But to be honest, I didn't care anyways. Because most of the people who said negative things to me were people who were not even trying to do something for themselves. I'm patient enough to do whatever people call "wasting time" on myself...because I think it's never a waste of time if what you do is only to benefit yourself as a person health wise, emotionally, financially, etc. Do what's best for you and no matter how negative people can be or how they bring you down, let that be the fuel to pick you up and work harder towards your goal.