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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Balancing act

I love Weight Watchers.  Not to say that other programs don't work (because they do), but I've had more success with this particular program.  I've been reading labels more, measuring my food, writing what goes into my mouth on a daily basis, and I feel more accountable to myself.  Instead of mindlessly eating crap all day, I think about every morsel of food that is ingested and if it will help fuel my body. 

The big announcement of changing the program made many nervous.  I am not afraid of change and will adapt, but that doesn't mean I'm not struggling.  The amount of food that I have to eat in order to reach my daily limit of Points is ridiculous.  Did I just say that out loud?  Did I just admit that eating a huge amount of food was difficult?  Please someone check my temperature, I think I may be really sick! 

Sure, it would be easy if I ate nothing but cookies and fast food all day to get to my allotted Points.  But let's face the facts, I'm trying to do this the healthy way with fruits, veggies, and water.  It's a fine balance between eating enough food to actually lose weight and eating too much food and gaining weight.  Anybody else experiencing the same situation with the new WW program?

7 comments:

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I've never used weight watchers so I'm unaware of the change. So are you now eating MORE food? That seems weird. What I don't get about the weight watchers program is how it estimates. I don't get all the "free" point items. I measure a calorie as a calorie. Works for me. When I'm smart enough to track! I think what WORKS with Weight Watchers is getting people aware of what they are eating. I don't handle change well either so hope it works out for you!

christina said...

I only get 4 more points then I did before while tons of things went up in points... so lots of fruits and veggies... much less of what I regularly eat.

Weight Watcher Wannabe said...

I feel the new amount of points is wacky too.. It's taking me a little longer to plan out my meals with the new plan, but It's a real eye opener as to how low some of the not so good for us foods there were..

Shannie (akaSolidice242) said...

first of I want to say you have a beautiful family, every time I look at your blog I have to scroll down to look at your family before i read your post.

I know exactly how you feel about eating a lot of calories it is only easy when you are eating foods high in calories mostly junk food. I have never done Ww so I can't offer any advice but I am sure you will figure out something. Good luck with the new program.

Mrs. D said...

I stopped following it in early Nov once they announced they were changing it- I'm letting my BFF be the guinea pig ;) This is just my opinion, but if you're getting in the cleaner foods already, I don't know that the new plan is going to change much. I think it's great that they're encouraging folks to eat more of the better stuff, but too much of a good thing is still too much. Eating 5 FREE bananas is still almost 500 calories, right? I'm waiting to see how she feels about it after a few weeks before making my decision. Hope you keep us updated on how you're liking it too!

The Fat Mom said...

My points went from 30 to 50 (you know because I'm a fattie). I understand the change. I mean bananas for instance were more points than the 100 calorie cookie packs in the old plan. It seems that now healthier foods are now lower in points (like it should be). Thankfully, I understand that 5 bananas is not good for someone - calories wise or blowing it out your butt later. Oh well, I'm still going to try and see what happens.

Mrs. D said...

I'm sure both you and BFF are going to do great on it, I was worried about a mutual friend we have that is all about eating as much as she can of the free stuff! Moderation always!!

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