Back in the saddle

Well, I rejoined Weight Watchers again this week and so far so good. It’s weird, but being back with WW kinda feels like putting on a really comfy pair of sneakers after wearing heels all day long. I know the plan inside and out, and I know what I have to do. So why do I think this time will be different? Well, since I’ve done this twice before, now I know what NOT to do: I know I can’t snack all my points away on 2 & 3 point junk foods. I’m not a big fan of the 100 calorie packs because really, I’m just too cheap frugal to buy them. I cannot spend $3.50 on 6 tiny packs of cookies, so I don’t have those around my house. I would rather spend 3 points on two really good really rich Reese’s peanut butter cookies (if you have not tried these yet, OMG go get some NOW).
Also, I know that I can’t just eat by the seat of my pants and hope that I have stayed within my points. There has to be some planning involved. Also, I know not to get hung up on the points. Points are just a guide, and as long as I am eating better and eating less, that’s what my goal is.Speaking of goals, my ultimate goal weight is 145. That’s right at the high end of where WW says my healthy weight should be.

Okay so, here’s the hard part. I knew my weight was up there, but when I stepped on the scale it read…(sigh)…186. Granted, I was wearing jeans and a sweater, but I’m pretty sure my clothes didn’t weigh 40 pounds. So here I am at the highest weight I have ever been without being preggers. But it is what it is and honestly, I’m not that bothered by it because I know that it won’t stay there for long. I even managed a 30 minute walk/jog on the treadmill last night – and it felt good to move again.
And I made a new friend at my meeting – that made me really happy! I haven’t formed an opinion on the meeting leader yet – I think I like her, but she might be a touch annoying.

So anyway, that’s where I am right now. I’ll try not blather on and on about Points and what I ate, because really, does anyone care what I had for breakfast 7 days in a row? I think not, but if I come across something super tasty (like the above cookies), I will def let you all know! Cause I’m cool like that.

5 thoughts on “Back in the saddle

  1. “Eat by the seat of my pants…” I like that expression! And it’s so true, isn’t it? Being successful on this journey takes planning and patience and perserverance. If I don’t plan ahead for dinner, I end up ordering in or asking hubby to pick up something on his way home from work.

    Congrats on going back to WW. It’s a good healthy way to live. 🙂

  2. Well, girl you are the social butterfly, already making new friends at your first WW meeting.

    Jeans must weigh at least a couple of pounds but sometimes seeing a higher number on the scale can jolt one into action (I’m still waiting for that big jolt myself).

    Congratulations on rejoining what worked for you in the past. Isn’t it crazy how we stop abruptly doing something that when we do it, makes us feel good (like walking/running on treadmill)? I haven’t stepped foot on my treadmill all week. Eek.

  3. Good for you for going back. It WILL be different this time. I count blogging and the accountability and support of this community as a HUGE influence on me losing weight last year. And on me keeping it off this year. Because I post my weight almost every time I post, it’s a major accountability factor. That, for me, is a key point in keeping it off right now. I don’t want to fail in front of 10s of people. =)

    You can do it, you can you can!!!!

  4. I just joined weight watchers again recently as well, and my leader is more than a touch annoying.

    The one I had last time was so much better, but she works on a different night now when I have to work. Very frustrating.

    I’m trying the CORE plan for the first time this time, and although the amount of planning and grocery shopping that goes into it is a little intimidating, it is comforting to know that I can eat when I’m hungry.

  5. Wishing you well Jill! Just a little word of defense for my friend the 100 calorie pack. They are more expensive but I have gotten over it. Who really pays for it when there is a open box of cookies in the cabinet screaming, Come back and get more! portion control is a huge help for me, and I’m willing to pay a little more for that help!

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