As I have been getting back into Weight Watchers and really paying attention to what I am putting in my mouth, I have found out a few things about the program.
First of all, the app (which I absolutely love) gives you a feature called Connect. This is sort of like Facebook or Instagram for fellow Weight Watchers folks. You can follow people, comment, post pictures and use hashtags. It’s great to connect with others and ask for advice from someone in a similar situation as you are in. It’s been a great way to share recipes and really connect with others and ask for advice.
I have found it immensely inspirational as well. It makes me want to get out there and get more steps in a day. There are so many people on WW (and Connect) who get over 20,000 steps a day. I couldn’t believe it until I started following them and reading their stories. It’s crazy! I’d love to pick their brains on how they can make this happen…I am not getting that many steps a day…not even close.
I have also been loving the chats that Oprah has every quarter. What is the coolest thing about these is that she brings on other members and asks them questions about how they have lost the weight. What sort of snacks do they go to? What kind of exercise do they do?
It’s truly inspiring to hear from other people who have lost weight (and in some cases over 200lbs) and have kept it off. I really leave these chats inspired. And motivated. It makes me second guess that cupcake I was eyeing earlier and it helps to keep me on track.
When I first saw these on the Weight Watchers website, I was a little worried that it would just be Oprah talking about her experience (which would still have been interesting), but it’s not. It’s so much more than that.
I love to hear other members talk about their experiences, challenges and what’s working for them and not working. It’s actually really encouraging to hear others have struggles just like I am having. One tidbit hit home for me.
You only need 5 seconds to make good choices. 5 seconds for every choice and decision you make. One decision at a time.
5 seconds. When I heard that I was like…I can do that too. I have been making some great choices lately, but I know it’s not always going to be as simple as that. It’s going to take a real decision to walk away from that cupcake, or chocolate at work. But I can do 5 seconds. I feel like that is attainable and fairly easy to remember.
Now onto the update for this week.
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- Starting Weight on May 31, 2016 – 191 lbs
- Current Weight on June 13, 2016 – 181.2 lbs
- Total Weight Loss: 9.8 lbs
Goals and Accomplishments:
I lost weight this week despite eating out a lot this weekend. I actually love being able to eat out at restaurants and not really have to worry about choices. The Weight Watchers app makes it so easy for me to track and look up how much things are at restaurants.
My biggest takeaway this week is that I need more fish in my diet. First of all, it’s good for you. Second of all, I can eat a lot of it, like last week with my Longhorn’s Salmon entree, but it’s not bad in terms of SmartPoints.
On one of the calls, someone mentioned that 77 large shrimps were only 6 SmartPoints. I had to check for myself, but she was right! I could never eat that many shrimp, but isn’t that interesting! I wonder how many points cocktail sauce is, though. I can’t eat shrimp with nothing to dip them in.
- Turkey and Beef Minestrone (2 SmartPoints for 1 cup) – this fed us for days…it made so much
- Shrimp Fried Rice – I was planning on making this before I listened to one of Oprah’s calls, but now I am definitely making it.
- Chicken Parmesan Roll-ups