I did something I swore I would never do.
I joined Weight Watchers.
Now hear me out before you get all "I told you so" on me. Prior to WW changing their points system, they focused on calories rather than the nutritional value of food, and while I know I am not the poster child of nutrition (I really love butter), I do eat 80% whole foods. I even attended a WW meeting with my friend Beth last year just to see what the fuss was about and was irritated by all the unhealthy, processed food they peddle at their meetings. Unfortunately, they still do that. However, the focus of the plan now is more on the fiber content of foods, and fruits and most vegetables have 0 points, thus encouraging people to eat more of them.
The catalyst for this decision was my weekly weigh in. After eating my way through the weekend, it was clear that I have a tendency to go overboard and that gluttony has caused me to gain more than I would care to admit. I am still a ways from my heaviest weight ever, but still too close for comfort.
What led me to Weight Watchers was actually a friend of mine who was also looking for a change to her habits, so we decided to do it together. Coupled with my friend Beth who is already a loyal WW member, I have a support system in place to succeed on this plan. I will keep you guys apprised of my progress. My weigh in/meeting day is Wednesday, so expect to see recaps and updates every Thursday going forward. I know this plan has been successful for Beth's Journey, so I hope it will be successful for me also.
I have started out strong so far, with yesterday being the optimal day of food. Breakfast was a yogurt bowl (Chobani Plain 0% yogurt, a whole banana, granola, and honey).
Lunch was leftover turkey chili with a goat cheese medallion mixed in. I was psyched to finally find these at Trader Joe's after seeing everyone in the blog world with them...they are just as fantastic as I imagined they would be. And an awesome addition to my chili.
Dinner was chicken terriyaki stir fry.
I can't wait for this weekend, if the weather is nice, I will be heading outdoors on Sunday for at least 4 miles and I'm EXCITED. Hope you all have a good weekend, I have some fun exciting things planned this weekend to recap for you on Monday!
And now for my shameless plug...I'm sure you all have heard by now that Women's Health Magazine (one of my absolute favs btw) is having a blog contest.
Even though I know I would probably never make the final cut, I figured I would throw my hat in the ring just in case! You never know if you don't take the chance, right? So vote for me here. I don't really know what I would categorize myself as, mostly food with a dash of "other" thrown in ;) I appreciate you guys so much :)
Have you ever tried Weight Watchers? Any good plans for the weekend? What are your favorite blogs? (I need some new ones for my reader).