Signing Up for Weight Watchers

For the past maybe three years, I’ve not been so happy about my weight.  The problem is, I haven’t been unhappy enough to really do something about it, aside from complain.  We took some pictures this weekend and I felt like it looked like my head was on some other person’s body.  Granted, I was wearing a loose shirt that had dolman sleeves and was pretty shapeless (which I changed after seeing the picture), but it made me want to take action.

So the next day, I signed up for Weight Watchers.  My problem isn’t that I don’t eat healthy, because I do, but rather that I eat too much of it.  And I’m not talking like I eat too many apples.  More like I eat too much hummus and pita chips.  Foods that are healthy enough (well the hummus, not so much the chips) in moderation but not really when you eat a whole lot.  It’s not even that my portion sizes are that out of control, though they are probably a little bit too big.  It’s more that I am constantly grazing.  Constantly.  So having to be accountable for it might make me not do it.  I hope.

My strategy has always been to try to eat healthy and hope for the best and obviously that is not working.  What I am not good at, and I hope that this will teach me, is to figure out how what I’m eating throughout the day adds up.  Last night, I went to my friend Joan’s house to bake cookies and drink some wine to celebrate her 30th birthday.

Sugar cookies

Since I knew that I was going to do that, I made sure to have a smaller dinner beforehand, whereas before, I wouldn’t have necessarily correlated the two, if that makes sense.

Tuna salad

Jason is doing it with me.  It’s always easier to do something like this with someone else.  But, can we talk about how much more he gets to eat than I do?  I get 26 points (plus the weekly extra 49 points and any activity points that I accrue).  He gets 49 daily points!  Not fair!

So that’s my plan right now.  And if I get pregnant again in the next couple months, I will just quit Weight Watchers and eat hummus and pita chips with reckless abandonment.  Kidding.  Sort of.  Also, just to throw a totally random picture in there, this is how my dog sleeps almost every night – on his back against a wall.

Murphy golden retriever sleeping on back


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14 Responses to Signing Up for Weight Watchers

  1. I’m on WW too. I’ve lost a little over 6 pounds, but I’m currently stuck. Portion control is my problem too, but my portions are often of unhealthy things as well, like beer and cheese. I’m hoping to keep on the slow decline though.

  2. Have you ever been to Souper Jenny? She emails out a new menu every day and includes the WW points. And it’s good.

  3. Good luck! I think portion sizes are the toughest part about eating in general. I love trying new restaurants, but that usually means I’ll eat too much since they give you so much food. Best of luck with Weight Watchers – and that is totally unfair about Jason 😉

  4. I hope this helps you, friend! I think you are right in that the key is really planning ahead and correlating things like a cookie baking party and a lighter dinner. Doing this with Jason will really help too!! And such a funny pic of Murphy, because my cats sleep that way too! all over the living room! it’s really funny.

  5. If I had to choose a weight loss plan, WW is the one I would. I think it’s one of the most sustainable, because it really does teach you portion control and good habits. Good luck!!

  6. He gets 49, you get 26… one of the eternally unfair parts about weight loss between guys and girls! Haha :)

    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on WW!

  7. Best of luck with Weight Watchers Lee! I hope it yields the results you’re looking for. My mom was a WW teacher and I’ve learned so much helpful info from her about nutrition that she learned through the program!

    Murphy is such a goofball, I love it!!

  8. I’m such a grazer too! Good luck girly. You can do it!

  9. Portions really are the key. I’m glad you two are doing this together! That definitely helps.

  10. Good luck, Lee! I’ve heard good things about WW. I’m thinking of signing Jason up for it since they have a somewhat “male friendly” model of the program too now.

  11. Good luck with it! That’s great that Jason is joining up with you. I look forward to reading about your thoughts on WW and your progress.

  12. thats how my parents’ golden retriever sleeps. shes such a nut.

    isnt it interesting about how mindless eating can add up?

    im playing catch up on your posts right now btw.

    so yeah. even though im not really paying attention to portion sizes or how much im snacking right now, i have definitely had various eye opening experiences in the past. once i attempted tracking calories and it was something like 3000+ and i was like hmmmm…that seems high. so i stopped tracking calories but just tried to be more aware of it.

    good luck btw!

    oh and im all about pounding hummus with reckless abandon.

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