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!