This week, my weight held steady. I am happy that I did not gain, but I need to start focusing on portion sizes by weighing and measuring each portion.
If you want to lose weight, especially on Weight Watchers™, you have to weigh and measure everything you consume.
I am also going to get a digital scale. I am having a difficult time reading the numbers on my regular scale, not to mention that if you move in the slightest, the numbers fluctuate. Not very accurate.
Until I can join WW™ (after my trip next weekend) there are things I can do to at least not gain weight, and possibly lose some. Since I am bringing my own food, it will be relatively easy to not overdo it.
My husband and I plan to join WW™ at the same time. Having someone to help support you makes it much easier to stick to your goals.
In the meantime, there is a way to calculate your points allowance here.
If you know the nutritional breakdown of the recipe, you can calculate the points on the same page as the points allowance calculator.
I am not thrilled that WW™ bases their weight goals on BMI calculations. I have written about BMI before, and how it is not a really accurate measurement of overall health. My so-called “healthy weight” is 128 to 160 for my height of 5’7″. That to me is way too thin, and it only considers height as a basis for the calculation. My goal weight is 170-175. Once I join, I will see if I can change my goal to that weight.
Here are my goals for this week:
- Weigh and measure everything
- Concentrate on portion sizes
- Track my measurements
- Start tracking points (there are ways to do this without joining WW)
- Focus on healthy eating
- Focus on how I feel
It’s a new week, and a new opportunity for a healthy lifestyle.