Thursday, January 06, 2011

Week 4: Weight Watchers Weigh-In

December 29th to January 4th, 2010
Current Weight: 236.5 lbs
Week to Week loss: +1
Total gain/loss: -5.0 lbs

Recently Vane and I were talking about Pros and Cons of Weight Watchers versus calorie counting. Vane has lost a significant amount of weight and is a beast at working out. Let me repeat that....a beast! She knows how to get a good sweat going and keep that heart rate up! She has also lost about 70lbs already so she definitely knows what works for her.

The word that continued to come up was "diet". I kept on telling her that Weight Watchers is not a diet, it is a lifestyle. She wasn't "listening" to me and kept on explaining that she wanted something that she could do once she finished losing weight. This got me thinking...why do I love Weight Watchers. (don't look now, but here comes a list. :) )

The reasons I love Weight Watchers are....
...they develop tools that keep me accountable.
....they figured out that it isn't only about what I am putting in my mouth but why as well.
....they provide me with tools to get through the journey.
....I can eat anything that I want, whenever I want.
....They teach me how to recognize the correct portion size and don't punish me when I multiple the portion sizes. (lets keep it real)
....They give me focus with the Good Health Guidelines
....They encourage me for drinking water and praise me with a happy face when I reach the daily goal!
....They recognize that fruit and veggies are good for me and give them to me for "free each day" and also praise me with happy faces when I reach that daily goal!

....They never stop working on making the program better. Just like I won't ever stop working on making myself better too!
...They know that binging on fruits, veggies and water isn't what got me to this weight.
....They know that teaching me how to live is much better than teaching me how to live on a diet.

My WW leader, Helen, said something that was a fun quinky dink. She said "People lets keep this simple: eater better and move more!". That is so like the logo on the side of my blog. Striving on keeping it simple in 2011!


Char @ Plus Athletic said...

I love that saying! My whole plan for the year is about simplifying and getting rid of the clutter - in my house, mind, body, closet, refrigerator - the works.

Lourdes said...

I am definitely working on the same plan for this year. My hubby has gutted out my closet and building me a much more functional one. This will help me on my year long challenge.

Good luck!