I started weight watchers yesterday and I am not a super model yet! I'm pretty upset about it actually because I think the paperwork promised instantaneous tight buns and reality tv shows. No, really I'm pulling out my measuring cups and seeing what's what. I'm committing to the three months I done paid for and we'll see what's what. There's fitbloggin coming up and an early spring wedding and generally I just need a jump start to get back to my previously healthy habits.
The first day was a little rough. A little rough having to face the consequences of "tasting" Matt's cookies but good as a reality check. I don't even really like the cookies I made for Matt, they're his favorites not mine. One of the things I've been trying out lately is to not eat anything I don't really want, limiting myself to quality foods and not wasting calories on things that aren't really worth it. Not to say it's easy. It should be, but it isn't easy to say no to all that junk. I have to train myself to really think about whether something is worth the calories...or points as it is now. I also have to take a look at my go to meals and see how they stand and what kind of changes I have to make. At the moment I'm leaving it there. One thing at a time.
As for exercise, an hour and a half of snowshoeing a day just to walk the dogs burns about 1400 calories and earns me 14 activity points. At the moment I'm very, very hungry after all that snowshoeing and I'm thinking about my snack options. In my head I know I can push it a bit with the activity points but I'm hesitant to go there so early. I guess for a while I just have to muddle my way through and find a balance with this new system.
A friend of mine is trying nutri-system because she just doesn't have the energy to give more. On the one hand that would be so easy but on the other you can't do it forever, how do you go from taking your brain out of the food equation to putting it back in after so long an absence? I think that would be so much harder than doing it one piece at a time, however easy the first part would be.