Weight Watchers

One of the things I've done (along with Amber) to try to do better on my weight goals this year is join Weight Watchers.  We both started using their tracking tools Monday and attended our first meeting Tuesday.

I'm definitely a huge believer in tracking what I eat - it is the single most effective way I've found to lose weight.  I've done it in the past and lost more than 55 pounds on my own using Excel to count calories.  Unfortunately, lately that doesn't seem to be working as well.  I'm not sure why, but I tried to start that back up in 2010 a number of times as I saw my weight creeping back up and I just didn't keep up with the tracking.  It's not as if it was really difficult, I just didn't keep it up.  Maybe it's some sort of unconscious mental thing I haven't been able to figure out.  The really depressing thing I've discovered now though is that over the last six months, I've gained 25 pounds!

Anyway, I'm hoping that the weight watchers tools and doing it with Amber will help me keep the tracking going and get down to my goal weight this year.  The apps aren't as good on windows phone as the iPhone, but at least the mobile website lets me track stuff on my phone okay.  As I mentioned, we attended a meeting earlier this week.  I'm not convinced whether the meetings will be helpful, but I'm committed to attending weekly meetings all month so I'm reserving judgment.

I get a significantly larger number of Weight Watchers points for my daily point target than Amber gets, so one thing that we need to figure out is how to deal with the delta when we eat together.  It's obvious that she shouldn't just starve herself the rest of the day so we can eat exactly the same thing for dinner, so I guess we have to just accept we are going to be eating different sized portions at least.  She's earning more activity points (something I need to work on), so that helps a little.

2 comments for “Weight Watchers”

  1. Gravatar of Ann-MarieAnn-Marie
    Posted Friday, January 06, 2012 at 1:35:50 PM

    Hooray for joining! I am not a huge fan of the meetings but I discovered that when I went to them religiously I lost weight. When the meetings started to become optional....well, the pounds started creeping back on. Something about a reminder/accountability/inspiration check that really seems to help. I even made myself speak up in meetings sometimes because I dislike doing that sort of thing.
    You will do great on the weight loss. Don't worry about different point values either. When I was on plan, Kevin would get larger portions then I would or I would just eat what I needed to eat for the day. I imagine your portion size is already bigger than Amber's just because you are bigger than she is. Shouldn't be a bad adjustment at all.
    On the exercise front, how about we all do the St. Pat's Dash in March? Walking or running it it is always a good time.

  2. Gravatar of AmberAmber
    Posted Friday, January 06, 2012 at 7:11:14 PM

    sadly AM not so much. I eat a lot and this might kill me... At least my spirits. And M probably hates it cause I look at him like a sad, potentially rabid dog

Post a comment