There’s no marinading in anything for me. I’m the type of girl who wants to do something and then does it. Talk about impulse problems!!
But I feel this was the right decision for me. I went to sign up with Weight Watchers this morning (as I wrote earlier) and ended up sitting in for my first meeting.
The new program is different! I did Weight Watchers in 2005 and lost about 20 pounds on it after I had Natalie. Bill did WW two years ago and lost 65 POUNDS on it. He also worked out a lot though. His significant loss was due to both.
Im not so much an exercise girl. I WANTED to swim as exercise and joined a gym with a pool… but then my hair dresser told me my hair would turn green and there went that plan!
I still feel good about my body. I have curves where I need curves and can still rock a kick a%% dress, but I’m thinking too much about my weight. And I don’t like to waste so much energy on something so negative.
So instead of me beating myself up over 9 pounds, I’m going to SHUT UP AND ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
It worked for me the last time. Almost like a light switch went on. I got it. This was what I needed to do and it is once again. Of course Christmas isn’t helping me. I already know what I am cooking for the holiday and it isn’t going to be good for my weigh in. Im not going to stress out about it though. I’ll just start back up the next day.
So, let’s talk about the new PointsPlus Weight Watchers Plan. It’s different and a bit deceptive at first. I was allotted 29 points a day which at first I thought was AWESOME because with the old plan I only had 20 points.
Then we were given 49 points to use at our leisure throughout the week on TOP of the 29. I was like – WHAT?????
BUT – my Starbucks BTL (because you KNOW that was the first thing I looked up) is now 5 points instead of 3. And those snack bars that I used to love are now 3 points instead of 1. Soooooo – it probably balances out the same way – just different calculations.
Here’s the kicker – all fruits and most vegetables are ZERO POINTS. This is HUGE!!! A banana used to be 2 points and even though I was eating something healthy I would have to mark it down and it used to make me SO PISSED. Now it’s FREE!!! That is insane. I’m super excited about it.
You will be hearing about my journey over the next few weeks. I’m not going to stop drinking my tea, so it might take me longer to lose the weight, but I don’t care. At least I know I am doing something about it instead of just living in this dark cloud.
First steps are the hardest… : )
Damn those skinny jeans – they haven’t gotten the best of me. They’ll see…