I’m excited to announce that I’ve lost 20 pounds on Weight Watchers! I feel better and in control. While I’m not at my goal weight yet, I am on my way. I don’t feel deprived, because I can still enjoy myself with foods I like (I just have to watch my portions). My husband and I recently went to Montreal and I was able to stay on plan. I enjoyed myself eating-wise, but I just made better choices. For example, on the first day we had sandwiches and french fries. The sandwich had turkey and lettuce (no cheese) and I had a small portion of the fries. This way I was able to fix that craving, but didn’t eat enough to throw me off track. For desert later that night, I had a small chocolate gelato (before Weight Watchers I would have had a larger size and then yelled at myself). We walked everywhere (and pretty far), so I knew I was keeping active too.
Back at home, the biggest things that have helped me is keeping a food diary, eTools and meetings. Writing down everything I eat helps me to realize what kind of choices I’ve made and what works better for me. Trying to keep track of it in my head never works, I need to write it down! Using eTools, I can also fill in my food diary online or find recipes. I actually find recipes for the week before I food shop. I eat the recommended portion and double the portion or (sometimes triple it) for my fit husband. Meetings are also essential for me. I need the accountability of stepping on that scale. I also love interacting with the other members, it’s great to know that I am not the only one in the room struggling with my weight.
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