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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Watching My Weight Wednesday

I've been doing Weight Watchers online since the middle of January, and I've lost 14.6 pounds so far.  I have lost something every week except for two-- one week (funeral week, where I lived on funeral casseroles at my parents' house for five days and didn't care about points) I gained four pounds, and another week I gained 6 ounces.   Every other week, I've lost, usually between 1-2lbs. each time.  I'm happy with that... slower than I'd like, but steadily losing, so that's what really matters.

What's working for me: 
  1. Making my daily points a game.  I'm already carb counting everything we eat due to my daughter's Type I Diabetes.  So, adding in the "challenge" of counting my points really is a game in my head.  
  2. Tracking everything.  I keep track of what I eat in my online food diary at the WW site, using either my home computer or my phone.   I know I could do this for free by just writing it on paper, but I am a tech-oriented person... using the computer or my phone makes it fun, which makes me stay with it.  So, I'm still shelling out my monthly fee- at least for the time being.  (My DH and I have already discussed this budget-wise... it's one of the first things we'll cut if needed, but for now DH wants me to keep it up since I enjoy using it so much.) 
One of the best ways for me to play my "game" is by using several different sites for recipe ideas and WW tips.   Here are some of my favorite WW-related sites:
If you know of others I should check out, please let me know in the comments.

Check in with others who are watching their weight each Wednesday over at Angie's Healthy Living Blog.

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with WW, I'm just sharing my personal experience with their online program here. 

This post may contain sponsored reviews or affiliate links.  
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  1. You're doing great! :)

    You may already know these sites, but some I recently started viewing:





    Thanks for your links! Looking forward to checking them out. :)

  2. Congrats on your weight loss! You are doing awesome! I suggest staying with tracking by computer...it obviously works for you...tracking on paper/notebook sometimes gets forgotten about or not nearby to jot in. Tracking Everything is a huge key to weight loss! Don't give up the tracking electronically :)
    Thanks for linking up to WMWW!

  3. That is awesome 1-2 lbs a week. Slow and steady is good. Yes we'd all love the quick fixes but then then seem to come back so fast. Slow and steady, learning as you go seems to be the best yet.
    Good luck with your weight loss journy. Take care and God Bless!!
    p.s. Stopping by from Angies WMWW

  4. Congrats on your weight loss. One meal at a time . . .

  5. Great job!


  6. http://www.kevinandamanda.com/whatsnew/my-weight-loss-story/my-weight-loss-story-before-after-photos.html

    Myfitnesspal.com let's u track calories for free

    Www.skinnytaste.com has good recipes for WW

  7. Hi! Great job on the Weight Watchers. Nutrition/diet is my weakness: I could work out all day long, but when it comes to eating right, that's my challenge!

    I'm stopping by from the blog hop at Angie's blog.

    Have a great day!


  8. Just stopping by from Angie's blog hop!

    Weight Watchers is the best program out there, keep up the great work!

    I recently started a health/fitness/nutrition blog. Check it out for weekly tips!


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