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:
- 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.
- 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.
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