Join me on my weight loss journey. I have a lot of weight to lose and I have chosen to lose it on Weight Watchers PointsPlus™ Simply Filling plan. I will post recipes, successes and I'm sure failures. Feel free to join the conversation.
"Following the Simply Filling technique means you eat exclusively from the Power Foods list without counting the PointsPlus values of those foods. Eat portions that feel right for you. Not so much that you feel too full, and not too little that you still feel hungry.
You’ll still enjoy a weekly PointsPlus Allowance with the Simply Filling technique, and have room to treat yourself with food that is not on the Power Foods list. Just remember to track those items, and stay within your weekly allowance. You can also continue to earn, and swap, activity PointsPlus values."
So, have you seen them on Pinterest yet? I am a FAN! There are many recipes that fall in the SFT guidelines and I'm super excited because this time of year especially I love my crockpot! Go check out their amazing recipes today. :)
Well, I weigh-in on thursdays so I'm a few days late for this but I reached a milestone! I lost 4.5 lbs. this week which (finally) put me over 10 pounds as my loss. I'm so happy! I celebrated by buying myself some new exercise pants at Target. Did you know that they carry workout pants in lengths?! This is very exciting news, since I'm 5'9" and pants are always too short on me. The real question is.....will I put them to use as actual exercise pants? OR simply continue to use them as really comfy lounge-around-the-house pants?
I don't know about you, but sometimes I really struggle with getting in my dairy. I have to have 3 servings because I am post-hysterectomy (surgical menopause)... I love milk, but not skim and since I'm doing SFT, I don't want to count additional points for milk.
I brought this up at a meeting last week and one of my fellow WW friends suggested this amazing hot chocolate. Diet Swiss Miss (1p+ for TWO packet) - NOT sugar free (which is 2p+ per packet). In fact, you can add fat free Cool Whip to it and it is still under 1 point for two packets. Because it is only 6oz of water to each packet of hot chocolate, I always use two packets. I can't believe I can have delicious hot chocolate every day and get TWO servings of dairy, luscious chocolaty goodness and all for only 1p+ ... I love going to meetings and learning awesome tips like this one.
Hello all you Weight Watchers out there! I'm Megan and so excited that Whit has invited me to blog along with her on my weight loss journey. This is officially my fourth time to join WW. The first time was after I had my third baby and I was very successful in the loss department. At a 50 pound loss I was 5 away from my goal when I found out I was expecting #4. With that pregnancy I gave myself a little too much license to enjoy all the things I felt I had "deprived" myself from and gained back every single pound. Right after I delivered I went back to WW but had a hard time focusing with the right mindset. I had discovered ways to cheat and still lose before so I went in with the wrong attitude. The result was no loss. We moved after my hubby finished school and I joined up again online but found that I needed the weekly accountability of weighing in.
This brings me to where I am now. One more baby and a new attitude brought me back to where I know I will succeed. I've tried hcg, Flat Belly, Dr. Phil, South Beach.....I would lose between 5 and ten pounds but then lose momentum. I've realized that I keep getting on The Wagon which ineveitable caused me to fall off of it.
What Wagon, you ask? Why the Diet Wagon, of course. This is something my WW leader has talked about a lot lately. You see, WW is not designed to be a diet. It's a lifestyle. And if you join with the attitude that you are starting another diet, then you are virtually hopping on the Diet Wagon which is a short, temporary ride. But if you don't get on the wagon, then you are making the lifestyle change you need to reach your weight loss goal.