Thanks to a few recommendations from last week’s Weigh-In Wednesday, I did it. I joined Weight Watchers Online.
So here’s what I wanna know…who’s done Weight Watchers? Who has been successful with it? Tell me your story.
I never really believed it was any better than counting calories but so far I think it is. I just couldn’t come up with a good number of calories to eat to work with nursing. So I was getting frustrated trying to figure it out–sometimes eating way too much and sometimes too little.
So I signed up for WW and they gave me a daily point value of 40. And a weekly allowance of 40, meaning that if I go over my daily 40, it will just take from my weekly allowance, like an overdraft.
I’m still in the adjustment phase. I think it will take me a few weeks. One of my biggest problems so far, believe it or not, is running out of food. I honestly don’t know how this happens but if I don’t go to the store like every other day, we have nothing to eat. Nothing but crackers. Our fruit just doesn’t last–it gets eaten so fast! And y’all know how fun it is going to the grocery store with my three kids.
Eat Fresh: One thing that I love is that most fruits and veggies are 0 points. So if I can train myself to up my fruits and veggies a ton, I think I will be less hungry, stay within my points, and keep my milk supply up enough. Additionally lots of fruits and vegs are galactologues–foods that help increase milk supply.
Limit the Scale: I’m going to try to only weigh myself once a week. Before, I was weighing myself several times a day and if was fluctuating like crazy. And making ME crazy.
Eat All Day: I’m going to eat most of my points throughout the day and limit my snacking at night.
Get More Rest: I have stopped exercising for now. I think I was putting too much stress on my body. Between only getting an average of 5 hours of sleep each night, dieting, exercising, taking care of 3 kids, AND running my business on top of all my wifely chores, it was too much. So I think my body was holding fast to all the fat to save me. Sadly, exercise is the thing that gets cut out of this equation–for now. When I start getting more sleep and as my baby gets older and easier to care for, I will start adding exercise back in. This is just a really stressful time.
What are your tips for eating healthy?