Thursday, July 24, 2008

WW Update

I don't know what's gotten into me. I started Weight Watchers officially on Wednesday. Okay, so that was just yesterday. I have to say, this is the FIRST TIME in my entire life that I have been able to make healthy food choices for two straight days without ONE SINGLE ioda of temptation or crazy urges to make a midnight run to Sonic after my family is in bed! In fact, I haven't had one single coke (real coke) in 2 whole days. That's truly a record for me. In the past on WW, I've always calculated in that 3 point coke each day as a necessity. But this time, I haven't had the desire. I haven't had any dessert items at all. And it's not like they are forbidden, you just have to count your points. And I've had plenty of points left over each day to have a can of coke or a bowl of ice cream, but I've had no desire whatsoever. Tonight, Lexi left her uneaten brownie with me as I was cleaning the kitchen and I just put it back in the container with no desire to eat it, even though I still had 7 points left for today. I feel like I'm eating all day long and I'm totally full after every meal, and I still have all these points left. It's insane. This has never happened to me. Usually after a few hours on a diet, I'm sneaking in the kitchen to take a sip of some coke or nibble on some chocolate or something. I don't own a scale at my house, so I have no clue if I've lost any weight yet, but that doesn't matter. What matters is that I'm doing really well at making better food choices so I can eat to live, not live to eat! I had cabbage tonight. Better take some beano! Watch out Barbie...there's a new sexy in town!

10 comments:

laytonfamily said...

just make me feel bad for eating that brownie this evening - thanks! CONGRATS, 7 pts left over, geez - I'd be borrowing 7 pts from tomorrow. YOU GO GIRL! I am a HUGE (literally) emotional eater - and with hubby traveling for 5 days those chocolate entenmanns donuts are SCREAMING at me, EAT ME EAT ME! Wish I had your self discipline! GOOD JOB - KEEP IT UP!

Ashley said...

Congrats on the Weight Watchers!! I know what you mean about wanting to sneak food! However, at this point in my pregnancy, I don't eat much. THERE IS NO ROOM LEFT IN MY BELLY! I just hope I still don't have a huge desire for food once this baby is born. I would love to look like i did before I had kids...only 4 years ago!! That is crazy that i have had 3 kids in 4 years!! Oh, I need that weight watchers number bad now!!!

tales_from_the_crib said...

congratumalations!
i sposed you are doing a goodish job.

Kim said...

I'm glad for you. There's something satisfying about being able to do that. I've had some good friends have real success with WW. I think they make it easy with the points.

Jonatha said...

You go you Barbie mama!

Stephanie said...

Way to go!
I know you may know this but....when I did WW last year, I didn't use all my points and I was not losing weight. Everyone at the meetings said my body was going into starvation mode and if I would use my points, I would see better results. It is hard to make our brains understand that we do have to eat to lose...I just don't want to see you struggle like I did. You are doing an awesome job!

Texas Aggie in Florida said...

Yeah, I've heard that too Steph, but I truly can't eat any more or I'll pop! I'm stuffed!!! i'm eating every 2 hours and eating big! I think I'm eating more now than I did before I started WW. So we'll see on Tuesday how I do. But I've had points left over both days and I don't want to just eat just to be eating. So like I could have had that coke with my dinner last night, but I chose to have water instead. Even though it would have used up 3 of my points. But I ended up with 7 points still left over when I went to bed.

circus of love said...

You will loose big Tuesday. It will be so much fun going to the meetings together!!! Woohoo!!!
I am like you, I feel like I am eating constantly. Though I had a glass of chocolate milk tonight at bedtime to use up my point. :)

Mel :-) said...

Woo hoo! :-D I am glad to hear WW is going so well! That is awesome! I gained over 50 pounds (I seriously asked the nurse to stop telling me at my appts!) with my first pregnancy and lost all the weight with WW and thought it was just the greatest!! Congrats and stick with it- it works!! :-)

Phamilyof6 said...

Thans for the udpate and keep up the good work.

Reasons you are doing well:
1. God's help
2. Your motivated
3. You are not drinking those cokes anymore. All sugar in the cokes just leaves a person feeling more hungry and craving more food. Even though that is allowed in your point system, you have been very smart to stay away from them. And I would continue to do so and you will see success. Good job, friend! I am proud of you. Maybe you and Kathryn could start walking together.