Saturday, July 30, 2011

Week 1 Of Weight Watchers Done... What I've Learned

I've had a great 1st week (back) on Weight Watchers. My weigh-in showed I was down 4.8 pounds. Woohoo! I'm doing it with a friend who is committed to the WW plan, and we've committed to hold each other accountable and to not be each other's downfall. I look forward to my Saturday morning meetings.

So, one week in, what have I learned?

1. Fruit is delicious. Yeah, I knew fruit was good, but it was never what I wanted to eat. I mean, why eat fruit when potato chips were so much easier? I kept different fruits available this week besides apples and bananas, and honestly I could not get enough watermelon, cherries, or grapes.

2. The kids love other fruits besides apples and bananas. I only bought 4 peaches thinking that I'd be the only one to eat them and I didn't want them to go bad. I got to eat two. The kids loved them. I'll be picking up more at the store this week.

3. Moderation isn't that bad. Last night, we went to the Mexican restaurant. I splurged a little on some chips with salsa and queso (more salsa than queso). But I ordered the chicken, steak, and shrimp fajitas. My plan was to just eat the meat and veggies and leave the flour tortillas alone. I caved and had one flour tortilla with a little sour cream and guacamole with the meat and veggies, but that's it. I had a few bites of the refried beans, but not all of it. I brought home over half the plate of meat and veggies. And you know, I was completely satisfied. Last night I ate to live as opposed to living to eat.

4. Little changes and substitutions can make a world of difference. Really, nothing else needs to be said here. Just do some different... better... it works.

5. I actually like Greek yogurt. I've turned my nose up at it for ages now, but darn.. that's some good stuff. I had it with honey. Mmmmmmmm.

6. I love going to the Weight Watchers meetings, and I need them. I am not a "do it online" kind of person. I know that would shock some people. But I need accountability. I need to "face the scales" each week. I need to answer for what I did or didn't do. If all I have to do is log it into the computer, no one has to know how I'm doing if I don't want them to. But when I stand at the counter at Weight Watchers and I know I'll have to look that WW receptionist in the eye, it makes me want to do better.

So, nothing mind-blowing here. Just things I learned about myself this week.. and yes, it's pretty much all food-related. But shoot, food and lack of activity is what got me here, shouldn't it be what I'm learning new things about? The only way I'm going to make positive changes is to learn more about food and how I really see it.

So, on to Week 2. I'm ready!

1 comment:

  1. woohoo!!!! Go Tricia. And hopefully i will get past this stall I have been at for a few weeks. I know I will get past it at some point. I just cant give up, I would have in the past but I will not this time. Between you and my coworker who is doing WW supporting me I will get thru this barrier......
    I came home and started my 2nd container of water and ate some fruit and that will due until I cook some yummy boneless chicken