Thursday, April 25, 2013
I've been following Weight Watchers with moderate success for the past two weeks. My first week, I lost 3 pounds, and in my second I gained back 1.
In the past, I've always been able to eat my weekly allowance points without it causing me to gain weight. However, I used to attend Tuesday night meetings. That gave me enough time to recover if I ate out over the weekend- simply because eating too many weekly points too soon before a weigh-in can cause me to gain weight. (Sodium doesn't necessarily cause me to gain weight though).
However, I also saved the majority of my weekly points for after my meeting. I ate the remainder of my weeklies and most of my activity points on Tuesday night. My weekly points reset on Wednesdays.
Since rejoining online, I've been weighing in on Mondays even though the days I'm more likely to eat out and/or use the majority of my weeklies are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. So, it makes more sense to have my weigh in further away from my larger point days.
The one concern people have brought up on WW is that I might be more inclined to overdo it on the weekends which might either lead me to stall or cause me to abandon my efforts for the rest of the week because I have no weekly points left. However, I'm also prone to hoarding my weekly points because I might need them later on, so I'm hoping that will help balance things out.
So, what do you think? When do you weigh in each week?