Friday, August 05, 2011
I have been a Weight Watcher member for many years and it worked for me. That is until I had the thyroid removed. We all know thyroid helps with metabolism. So, even though I had been at goal weight for several years, I gained some of the weight back. I know losing will always be harder for me because of the lack of thyroid. I can deal with that. At least I'm trying.
Late November of last year I rejoined Weight Watchers online. They had revamped the program yet again. I had hopes. The new program calls for fruit to be free of points. That may not be a great thing. I love fruit. To me "free" means as much as I want. This did not work. I actually gained weight.
I have come to the conclusion that I need to assign points to the fruit too. I still eat a healthy amount, but this way keeps me from overdoing it. I am on week 3 of counting fruit points, and finally the program is working and the weight has started to come off. I am happy about that for sure. Unlimited fruit is not great for me any way, as a newly diagnosed pre-diabetic. Fruit has sugars, and carbs that convert to sugar. I need fruits, they are healthy for me-lots of great nutrients. This is just my way of learning how to moderate my glucose levels and calories. I have hopes, but I have had modest weight losses the past 3 weigh ins. I'll take that. At least the scale is going in the right direction.