4.05.2012

skinny jeans

As promised, a little snippet about my weight loss. I previously wrote about my fat pants, which now slide off my shrinking booty. At the very end of October, I started Weight Watchers. It was a real eye opener for me. I have never been one to pay too much attention to what I eat or drink. I actually thought I ate too little. It turns out I have always eaten too much (like most people), not the right foods, and not at appropriate intervals. Fast food is a huge detriment to Americans. It's called fast food because it is super convenient, but it is full of fat, carbs, preservatives, and who knows what else. While many places offer "healthier options", you still have to be extremely careful not to overindulge.

With Weight Watchers, you can pretty much eat whatever you like so long as you stay in your allotted "points" for the day. Everybody gets an extra 49 points per week to use or not. I get an extra 14 points per day because I'm nursing. As he nurses less and eats more solids I'm supposed to taper that down. Your daily points target is based on your age, current weight, and gender. The target decreases gradually as you lose weight. Fruits and vegetables are freebies as they have zero points. Obviously they encourage you to eat more fruits and veggies. I've always found that to be challenging. I like them, but I never find myself craving them. Hopefully that will change with further weight loss success.

So I've lost over 22 pounds in about 4 months. Not really a "wow" weight loss but I am pleased. My pants are all falling off, even my skinny jeans. I've lost most of it in my butt and I guess my legs because I don't see any difference anywhere else. Except my face maybe. The belly seems to be hanging on for dear life. I'm at the point where I need to buy new clothes in order to look presentable. Oh darn. :)

One final thought...I haven't been doing the plan in full force (i.e. tracking every bite in my points tracker), so I think with just a little more effort I could see some amazing results. I have become aware of the impact certain food and beverage choices have on my body, and this awareness definitely influences my decision to partake or not.

Exercise - we'll get into that another day!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on 22 pounds lost- keep it up.

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