It’s been a while since I mentioned Weight Watchers, hasn’t it? So am I still doing it? Is it working? YES. Both Jason and I started the program (the online version) right before Christmas and to this date, I’ve lost about 12 lbs and he’s lost 25.
This is a picture of us from last summer.
And here’s one from last weekend.
I can mostly see a difference in Jason, but I can see it in my face too. I think I look puffy in the top picture and not so puffy in the bottom one. Perhaps this isn’t the best comparison picture because I’m wrapped up in a shawl, but it’s all I had that was recent and sort of a whole body picture.
I don’t like to say my weight on the blog for a couple of reasons. One, I just don’t like to disclose the number but also, the number on the scale is so different for everyone. I know that it’s hard for me when I hear a number that’s someone’s, “OMG, how did I let myself go?” number and that number for me would be like my goal weight. So, not doing numbers here, but I will tell you that when I first signed up, I put my goal weight as XX5. Then I later changed it to XX0. And now, I’m pretty much at XX5. If I don’t get to XX0, I’m totally fine with that.
When we first started going the program, those 26 points (Jason gets more) seemed like such a little amount. But after a while, I really got used to it. I go over my points by a few almost every day, but it’s still working. And I’m not even that exact when I enter my food into their online counter.
Lunch was a salad and a few bites of Jason’s chow mein and a total guess. But that’s been okay for me to guess and probably a lot times guess under the number because what this has really taught me is how to stop snacking. I always wondered why I couldn’t lose weight and that’s why! The snacking really, really adds up. I used to cook dinner and eat a quarter tub of hummus while I was cooking. Nipped that and the other mindless snacking in the bud and it seemed like the extra weight came off easily.
My pants are getting a little big. My shirts seem to all fit fine, but my pants are doing that saggy butt, poopy-pants thing by the end of the day. I did however, fit into my skinny jeans! These are actually bootcut jeans and probably not even in style anymore but I remember buying them for my 29th birthday and they were the first pair of designer jeans I’d ever bought. For a couple of years, while I could still get them on, I couldn’t really breathe in them, so to the bottom of my drawer they went. But now they fit! Too bad boot cut jeans aren’t really as popular right now. Oh well, wearing them anyway.
I do have one sort of secret weapon. In addition to snacking while I cook, I used to be pretty bad about after-dinner snacking too. Now, I’ll sometimes have a dessert and if I want more (or if I’m not having a dessert that day), I’ll have a cup of decaf coffee.
It calms my raging sweet tooth and sort of signals that eating is over for the night. So that’s how Weight Watchers is going. My question now is do I stop and just try to use the tools that I’ve learned for the past four months or do I keep paying for it?