This past weekend was the start of Weight Watchers for me. Again. In 2011-2012, I lost a LOTTA weight using Weight Watchers and the Couch-to-the-5K running program. Weight Watchers works. Combined with a high energy sport like running? It is amazing.
Back then, I stopped using WW when my running got up to 25 miles a week. At that point, I was in great shape and ate to fuel. But when my back went out and the running stopped, my eating quickly returned to old ugly ways. And so….
It’s time to start again!
I’ve tried eating Clean, The Daniel Plan, My Fitness Pal, etc. All are great. All work. But for me? I just love Weight Watchers. It’s super easy. There are so many great apps, the magazine, online sites and blogs, etc. And so it begins!
If you want to follow along, I’ll keep sharing here on the blog…. I’m also using Instagram as a source of accountability and to meet others striving to eat well.
I’m most excited about getting back into the groove of exercise. For one thing, it earns some extra activity points. But mostly, because I know it will help speed up the weight loss. Saturday morning we finally were able to get out and enjoy sunshine and fresh air. Score! Sadly, it was back into the 20′s on Sunday!
Breakfast: One of the things I learned last time is the importance of a nightly fast. Hence the term BREAK•FAST (Break the Fast). My goal is to allow 12 hours between the last thing I eat at night and the first thing I eat in the morning. Then fueling up with a healthy breakfast to start the day…
Meal Planning: I had gotten SO lazy with meal planning. That’s a huge problem. Especially when you’re responsible not just for yourself, but your entire family. Being on Weight Watchers helps to keep me motivated to PLAN our meals and keep those groceries on hand. Then, when we PLAN to eat out, I’m much more thoughtful in my choices.
Snacks and Desserts: I’m a sweets Girl. Dessert is a must. So I’m having fun finding new ways to satisfy those cravings. For instance… Two nice sized squares of dark chocolate with sea salt at only 3 WW PP? YUM!