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Weight Watchers Day 2!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Today is day two... I woke up this morning and felt like I had been on it a week already, lol! I thought, "I should jump on the scale, it's been a few days, let's see what's going on" and then I realized that only 1 day had passed. LOL. I'm such a goofball.

Even though I'm only halway through my second day I'm getting a feel for the program. I've noticed some good things and some bad things.

Bad things:
- I always seem to be hungry. Food just seems to go through me, I'll eat and an hour or 2 later I'll be really hungry again. I'll eat a snack, and then an hour later I'm hungry again. So I definitely need to look up some fiber rich foods and snacks so that my hunger is staved off more. I also need to buy more fruits and veggies to snack on. When I joined the program on Monday night I had just gone shopping on Sunday and had some fruits and veggies already, but I'm burning through them and need more variety. I'll be picking some up after work today.
- The planning ahead is going to be a bit difficult since I live with family and we all take turns cooking and the menu changes all the time. I'll need to make sure to have enough points left over, or always have a back up substitute in case it's needed.
- Completely un-WW related, but I'm having a difficult time with some snacks, only because on other plans or in other healthy circles they are considered good for you, and with WW they have point values, so I am used to being able to grab a hanful of nuts without thinking about it when I'm hungry, but now I have to rethink it. Again, not WW related, I just need to get my brain used to this program and off of the others.

Good things:
- I can eat what I want! (for the most part, hehe). I don't see how the heck I'm going to lose any weight, but we'll see I guess. For example, right now I'm heading a buffalo chicken calzone. It's delicious... yummy! But it also cost me a whooping 13 points! But to make up for it all my snacks today are 0 points. Balance is key!
- The tools I have (that I had to pay extra for) make it fun and easier. I don't know how someone without the tools would be able to handle WW with a busy schedule.
- Again, not WW related, but the program isn't too far off what I was already doing, in the sense that some of the habits I already had down, or was already buying healthy food, etc. I went grocery shopping before signing up for WW and I can still eat everything I bought. I already planned out my meals (not as carefully) and packed my meals at night, etc.

All in all, so far so good (in a day and a half, hehe). I just can't wait to see what happens further into the week. I think after my first weigh in I'll feel lots better. After I see the scale go down, knowing what I ate, and seeing that the program will work, I think I'll feel better. Right now I just feel a bit stressed thinking that I'm eating food, even though I'm watching my points and such, and don't see how I can lose weight eating it. I guess that's just my other diets/routines mentality, and my weigh in should make or break it.

I hope you're all having a super sparktastic day!!
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  • 68ANNE
    Protein help with feeling full longer and not getting hungry very quickly. Water, water, herbal teas and such. Have that chat with your leader. You are doing great, keep up the good work and don't stress about anything that you can't control!
    1932 days ago
    I don't know if fiber will make you feel less hunger. Generally fat is what gives you satiety, not starch or fiber. (Satiety is not the same as "fullness". Fullness is what you feel when you pig out at Thanksgiving. Satiety is when you sit back with satisfaction and ask for a doggie bag cause you can't possibly finish your dinner. One is mechanical - your stomach just can't hold any more - and one is biochemical - your body has gotten all the stuff it needs.)
    1933 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/6/2013 3:42:09 PM
    Don't forget to drink your water. Thirst often fakes hunger pains. Before reaching for a snack, consider drinking a cup or two of water and waiting 15 minutes to be sure you're actually hungry. Also, healthy fats like nuts might cost points but they will help keep you fuller longer. Fat and fiber are the 2 hardest to digest macronutrients so they will keep you fuller longer.
    1933 days ago
    Sounds like a good start : )
    I'm always hungry too! No matter what I have for breakfast. I solve that by taking loads of low-calorie snacks to work with me, so I can basically eat every hour or two without going over my calories. Grapes and snap peas are my favourites.
    1933 days ago
  • ALICIA214

    Do you start your day with a good breakfast that contains protein?? and have a chat with your leader she/he will be able to help you .deal with your hunger pangs...

    1933 days ago
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