Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Weight Watchers: The Good, The Bad, and The Plan!
I am back on the Weight Watchers wagon, and I'm loving it... for the most part.
There are so many good habits to embrace about Weight Watchers.
So far back on plan, I've noticed that PointsPlus has helped me in some ways and hurt me in others.
Here's the good, the bad, and the plan for week two back on WW.
(MOST) Fruits and vegetables are "free". This has encouraged me to eat lots of both. And I do. Eat lots. Of both. Which is a good thing! Vegetables and fruits are healthy and keep me full.
Activity Points make me want to exercise a lot! So I do. Since being back OP, I've exercised almost every day, and usually for about an hour. Exercise is a great endorphin-booster and so it has helped me not just with staying OP, but also with busting some stress.
All foods are allowed. No restriction of specificity, just quantity. So I am eating things like pizza and chips alongside my healthy Power Foods, because it's okay to eat these things in moderation.
Weekly and Activity Points can be eaten at any time. And I'm sure this isn't how the plan is meant to be followed, but I kind of use those "extra" points on overeating and NOT listening to my hunger signals. I use them as permission to emotionally eat.
I guess that's it. But that's a pretty big bad in my book. I need to stop overeating, and realize that I don't have to eat those points if I am not hungry. When I do eat them, I should be using them for extra fuel, not extra junk.
My plan is to start trying to listen to those pesky hunger signals again. If I'm hungry and out of dailies, drink water and eat fruits and veggies and low point Power Foods instead of saying "screw it" and overeating on junk food, thus making a huge dent in the WP/AP.
For now, it's Wednesday and I've used 70 "extra" points already. That's out of my WP and AP, and I still have a few left (this has been a heavy exercise week for me). I will be working on the hunger issue, and of course I get a clean slate on Monday...
It's good to be back. :-)