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Weight Watchers update, week 1

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My first weigh in is on Firday and I must admit, I slipped on the scale today. I'm down a pound and a half and have been following the plan religiously.

I think it wasn't that big of a transition into WW since I was already eating a restricted calorie diet. I mainly ate what I usually did and didn't need to go out and buy a ton of "special foods."

One thing I really like about WW, even though it is pretty much the same thing as calories, is I'm not made to feel guilty about certain foods.

When counting everything that entered my mouth, I often wondered, do I really need this apple or canteloupe? WW also leaves room for pleasures without the guilt and encourages you to eat real food but to make better decisions.

Fruits and vegatables are zero points, so in essence, you can have as much as you want(but it is not encouraged to go over board). Last night, I stayed within my points, got some light activity in, and had to stay up late waiting for my husband to get home. I became hungry and decide to have a small apple. I love that I didn't have the guilt associated with sticking another 60 calories or so into my body. I ate it, felt good about eating it rather than a cookie, and knew I made a good decision.

For dinner, I counted the points for wheat spaghetti and sauce, and knew I needed to eat a bit more so I cooked up some okra. I stayed within my dinner points and didn't feel bad about the added calories of a side of veggies.

I know it's more of a "mental" thing than anything, but isn't that what the problem with dieting and loosing weight is? It's a really simple concept. Stay within certain calories and you'll loose weight. But we as humans over complicate it. Over think it. Try to go too far one way only to end up swinging back the other way.

I also like that I'm tracking and doing everything in one place. I'm not a big fan of the sparkpeople tracker, so I used myfitness pal instead. On WW online, I like their tracker, community, and blogging space.

WW really is not that terribly expensive.... I can spend alot of money on stupider things.

I'll update here in another week or so.
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