Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Day 1 on Weight Watchers


I joined the Weight Watchers program yesterday.  It works on a points system - all food has an allocated point value - and I'm allowed to eat 20 points per day.  Veggies have 0 points, so can eat as much of that as I like.  Fruit has a very low point value.  Nuts are high, eeeek!  I like this plan, as it's really very balanced, and easy to do when preparing food for the whole family.

I will attend weekly meetings, where I will get weighed, and the groupleader does a little motivational talk.  I signed up for 12 weeks.

Last year I lost weight very slowly doing it on my own - but at least I did lose.  However, I picked more than half of it up during December! Sob sob.  So hard to lose the damn weight, and then so easy to pick it up again - not fair!

Hopefully the WW program will educate me again about thinking about what I'm eating, why I'm eating, whether I really need it, etc.  And knowing that I have to report to somebody each week and that I've paid for it is extra motivation!

I want to aim to exercise 5 times a week for an hour each time.  I'm trying to incorporate some running into my cardio - but I'm very unfit at this stage!

I want to stop wasting money on weight loss supplements.  These things really don't work.  It really comes down to eating a lil bit less and moving a lil bit more!

Here's to shedding these kg's!
xx

8 comments:

  1. Good luck Jess. This will work, you're in the right frame of mind, which is the most important thing!

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    1. Thanks Rox! I feel that this is going to be successful too - really really hope so!
      xx

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  2. Good luck! I did the USN 12 week body transformation program and completely changed my lifestyle!
    I found the biggest challenge wasn't the eating or the exercising - it was mental... Mentally trying to stay focused, determined... KNOWING I should exercise and not eat those bad things and DOING are very different and very hard!
    If you can keep your mind strong, focused and really keep a burning desire and end goal in mind you will achieve it!
    All the best
    x

    Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

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    1. So true RE the difference between knowing and doing!
      Burning desire, end goal in mind - i like that, thank you!!
      Well done on completing the 12-week challenge, that's great!
      xx

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  3. Good luck Jess. You CAN do this!

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  4. All the best Jess. I've also embarked on a weightloss programme...I've joined Curves, and I'm determined to shed these extra kg's!!!

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    1. Hi Tandi! Thanks so much for popping in here, nice to hear from u!
      Yay, good luck with Curves, it's a great programme, hope you enjoy it!
      Here's to 2013 being our year of reaching goal weight!
      xx

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