It would appear I am on a roll. At my weigh-in this week I was down 2.6lbs. That’s a new total of 44.8lbs down 🙂
I did follow the new PointsPlus program at Weight Watchers, but to be honest I tracked my old points alongside the new ones. This just gave me a sense of how much I was eating that I wasn’t getting from the new points. My biggest concern comes from the fact that since I’ve slowly been making the switch to unprocessed foods and also (because I can’t control myself with it) cutting out white breads the points for most of my regular foods didn’t go up in general. I was concerned that with the fruit being “free” I would be eating too many calories.
Here’s what ended up happening: I didn’t eat all my daily points most days. Not because I was trying to cut back, but rather because I was full. I refuse to eat more if I don’t feel full just to fill up points. I did, however, go over my daily points and went into my weekly ones on 2 days: one because of a going-away dinner with a friend and the second during an xmas party. I never over ate and was always within my points be it PointsPlus of the old Points. Overall I ate 27 of my weekly points and I ate (on the days I didn’t go over) on average 27 points per day (I’m allotted 31 per day). But that said, I didn’t eat particularly differently this week as I have been. I also got back on track with my exercise and earned 27 activity points! I worked out 5 out of 7 days. I’m happy with myself and I hope to be able to maintain this through the holiday season.
My plan for this week is to stay on track – keep eating the healthy foods I like and in reasonable servings sizes. I have a few xmas parties to attend. My plan is to really think about what I’m putting in my mouth and whether I actually want to eat it or if I’m mindlessly eating because the food is there. I will focus on the people I am with and not the food – because ultimately that’s what it’s all about.
Here’s a photo of my weight loss. It doesn’t make sense (a water jug and butter?!) but that’s okay. It represents 44lbs lost!