Last week, on May 1st, Joey and I decided that we were going to take the plunge and join Weight Watchers. It's been almost two weeks now, so I thought I would give an update on how it's going. I intended to write this earlier in the week, but have't been able to post since Wednesday with all those blogger problems. No matter, now is as good a time as any to give an update.
First off, I am so happy we took this step. It's really true that every journey starts with one step. Often times, though, that first step is the hardest to make. For me, I get all caught up in the timing and planning of that first step. So much so that I never end up taking it! I am glad to say with this particular adventure, we just pretty much decided, let's do it and if we don't like it we will find out later. I am happy to say we like it - a lot.
The past couple of weeks have been fantastic. Yes, we have had to get adjusted to a slightly new way of eating, but it's not nearly as hard as I remember it being the last time we did this over six years ago. I am noticing some key differences, though. The new points system really encourages you to eat a lot of fruit and vegetables. Since almost all fruits and vegetables are 0 points (yes, ZERO) I am eating a whole lot more that I ever have in my life. Before a banana would be 1 or 2 points; and, let me tell you, I was certainly not going to waste a precious point on a banana when I could use it on pasta! I know, I know, that makes no nutritional sense, but when you are dieting and have some choices you are not going to make the smartest ones! Anyway, now I can eat as many bananas as I want and I am! That along with all sorts of delicious fruits and vegetables that I now kick myself for not taking advantage of before! There was all this yumminess right at my disposal and I just ignored it! But, there is not use kicking myself for not doing yesterday what I am now doing today.
I have been very diligent tracking my progress with the online Points Tracker, but I am going to be honest and say that little tool, while has vastly improved, needs some more work. I cannot tell you the number of times I have input all my information for the day and have it not save. This is very frustrating! Besides that, it is a good tool, though, and some of the new features they have introduced, like the Progress Reports are really great. It gives me a graphical representation of my entire week!
I guess you can see that I am happy with Weight Watchers. As the weeks go on I will be writing more about it along with more detailed reviews of its various components. For today and just wanted to get it out there that for Joey and me, so far so good! We are losing weight, eating better and generally feel better about ourselves. That, in itself is worth the price of membership!
Oh, I guess I should also share our progress! Ready for this? We both lost 3.8 pounds our first week! Can't wait to see what the scale says tomorrow!