Friday, January 13, 2012

Weight Watchers - Week 1

As I promised I'm going update you guys once a week on my journey to lose weight.

I'm going to be honest, when I left my first meeting after signing up, I was VERY discouraged and overwhelmed. I felt like I had no idea what I was doing. But the next day I decided to try. And you know what I found out? Weight Watchers is one of those things that no one can explain 100%. You just gotta jump in and do it. By the end of Day 1
I was feeling very confident!

My goal this week was to go for a walk 3 times. I know that might not sound like a lot to some of you, but for someone who hates going for walks, it was a lot. I much rather ride a bike even if my butt hurts so bad the next day that I walk like a cowgirl or swim. 

I surprised myself this week; because I was walking with a goal in mind and knew that every step took me closer to my goal, I started to enjoy it. I knew not only would it help me lose the weight but also help me live a healthier life. Something changed this week, and although I started this journey to lose weight, and finally be able to enjoy cute clothes again I also want to be healthier. I want to be around for a long time for my kids. (Baby #2 doesn't even exist yet!)

Pretty soon I wasn't thinking about those goals or how far I was walking. I was too busy chatting with my friends who walked with me that day, or my amazing Mom, or my handsome hubby who tagged along. And on the days I went by myself? Well on those days, I enjoyed my quiet time with Connor who looooves when we go on walks. He sings, he babbles, he points at everything and says "Ah Da?" (What's That? in baby language). I can't believe how much I enjoyed those walks!

That adorable little girl is Jazmyn, she's 19 months old. She also happens to be Connor's future wife. Her Mom is one of my best friends. I'm trying to convince her to start a blog, she's HILARIOUS and with 4 kids, she would never run out of things to talk about. :) 

So...My goal was to walk 3 days and you know what? 
I walked EVERYDAY, all 7 of them! And I feel great! 
So here's the stats for Week 1.

Start Date:  Jan. 5, 2012
Starting Weight: 198

Today's Date: Jan. 12, 2012
Current Weight: 194.4

Week 1 = LOST 3.6

I am so happy! I was hoping for at least 2 pounds. So 3.6 is amazing. I'm pretty competitive so I am already striving for another 2 pounds next week. We'll see!  

Note: My Daily Point Limit is 32. You also get an additional 49 points a week to use however you want (a little everyday, all at once, or not at all). You also earn points for the activity that you do. 

Day 1: Used 31 points. 
Earned 1 point for a 10 minute walk. 

Day 2: Used 24 points. (8 points remaining. I did not eat enough)
Earned 2 points for a 30 minute walk. 

Day 3: Used 33 points. (Used 1 of my 49 extra)
Earned 1 point for a 20 minute walk. 

Day 4: Used 33 points. (Used 1 of my 49 extra)
Earned 3 points for a 45 minute walk. 

Day 5: Used 30 points. (2 points remaining)
Earned 3 points for a 50 minute walk. 

Day 6: Used 29 points. (3 points remaining)
Earned 6 points for a 90 minute walk. 

Day 7: Used 30 points. (2 points remaining)
Earned 7 points for 1 hour 40 minute walk.
Earned 1 point for 5 minute jog. Thought I was dying. 

49 Extra Weekly Points Used:
Activity Points Earned: 24! (I did not use any of these points for food.)

I need to make sure that next week I hit my 32 points a day. But overall I think I did great for my first week on Weight Watchers and I feel amazing

 Week 2 Goal: Continue to walk at least 3 days and to drink 2 bottles of water a day! 

Below are 2 examples of meals I ate...

1 large egg and 2 egg whites, 1/4 cup 2% milk, 
salt & pepper, scrambled. {4 pts}
Toasted English Muffin with 1 tbsp Country Crock w/ Calcium Margarine and Smuckers Strawberry Spread. {5 pts}
Diet Peach Snapple {0 pts}
TOTAL: 9 points.

It was DELICIOUS and filling.


2 oz Hillshire Farm Oven Roasted Turkey Breast lunch meat. {1 pt}
1 oz Tillamook Sharp Cheddar Cheese {3 pts}
1 tsp. Regular Mayo {2 pts}
Mustard {0 pts}
Thomas Plain Bagel Thin {3 pts}
Fuji Apple Slices {0 pts}
Red Grapes {0 pts}
Water - not pictured {0 pts}
TOTAL: 9 points


Bridget said...

Keep it up sweetness! I am very proud of you and I would love love love to walk with you more often, I really enjoyed our quiet time and watching Connor explore the world!

Trish Shurtz said...

I like what you wrote about being competitive.... you are being smart about this, and I look forward to reading more!

trish said...

Wow, you really kicked this off amazingly well! You should be so proud of yourself! I love following you on this journey.

Anonymous said...

Keep it up girl! That food looks tasty!

Anonymous said...

way to go!