Well, Gee… It All Makes Sense!

I skipped the WW meetings while we were in Kentucky, and I skipped last week too. Today, I woke up early. I debated about going, but the meeting location I went to before is almost a 30 minute drive from my house (close in Houston terms, but I still didn’t want to drive it.) So I finally looked up the times for a closer location and I made myself go.

I’m glad I did. I’m feeling a bit more “committed” to this then I was before.

I also learned that I have again been undereating for the most part. I currently get 28 points per day on the new & improved WW flex-points plan (which all equates to calories, fiber & fat grams; but counting points is easier.) I’ve been trying to stay below 28 points. Because if I do that, I’ll lose weight, right?

Wrong. I learned today at the welcome session after the meeting that I am supposed to use ALL of the points per day. All of them. Not almost all of them, but every single one. She said that their studies have shown that if you don’t eat all of your points, your metabolism won’t know what to do with itself and in the end, you’ll gain weight. Me? I gained 2 pounds. So from now on, points, points, points. I’m going to make sure I get 28 healthy points per day, and we’ll see what happens next Wednesday when I go in.

Today’s quote? “The best diet is the one that you don’t realize you are on.” That is what I love about Weight Watchers. I don’t have to deny myself stuff, which really makes life easier as I do have very specific cravings at times. Portion size and points. That is all I have to worry about.

I have learned that I can’t keep sweet snacks in the house because I have two sweet snackers living with me. I could have a box of Girl Scout cookies in the cabinet for 6 months and never open them. When I do open them, I will likely just have a few and then close the box back up. However, if Mike or Jason spot them, they can not resist – they must be opened. Once they are opened, they must be eaten.

Speaking of Girl Scout cookies, if you need any – let me know. I have a connection. They go on sale this Saturday!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

10 replies on “Well, Gee… It All Makes Sense!”

I’m a Core person, so I don’t know how I would do on Flex, but I DO know that I have to eat my activity points to lose, which is one of those things that is counter-intuitive! 🙂

Keep it up! 🙂

When Girl Scout cookies are visible (on the counter or an open shelf) they last a couple of weeks here. But if they are in the freezer I can forget about them for months. And have. There’s Thin Mints, Caramel deLites (which were called Samoas when I was a scout), and that lemon sandwich kind in there right now.

I have found the “must eat all your points” thing to be true as well . . . and if you are exercising, make sure to convert that to points and eat those, too! I know what you mean, it seems counterintuitive to eat more and lose, but it really does work.

I’m doing WW too!!! It totally works and ditto with Chris on the exercising. If you need any pointers, let me know. Also, the new WW complete cookbook is awesome. They have it at Costco very cheap. Are you using the online tools? I’m just doing online, not going to meetings. There are great recipes and tips in the message boards. Look up Laughing Cow Alfredo sauce. Someone got creative!

Baby Zkat is a Brownie. We haven’t sold box one. I can’t think about it. I’ve just been working out. That seems to work better for me. I so suck at counting points or measuring stuff. I get too hungry. Now I just try to eat balanced meals and work my butt off. It has made me feel 100% better. Miss you! Momo G says hi!

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