Helloooo! Sorry for the lack of updates- I've been pretty busy with finals for two of my business classes, a ladybug invite order AND Weight Watchers! ßThat's right… I joined Weight Watchers on Sunday! I am having a BLAST on it! I really don't know what took me so long to join! Last year as some of you know, after I gave birth to my daughter in January, I went on a major "diet". I started counting my calories, drinking only water and exercising and I was able to shed off about 70 pounds. (When I gave birth, I weighed in at 215 and I got down to 144). Well, when my husband lost his job in January of this year, I just sort of quit. I had no motivation to get back on the treadmill or really watch what I was eating. My mentality was always "this bag of chips is not going to make a difference, it's just one". Well guess what? That bag of chips turned into a cheeseburger, then into a bowl of cereal and before I knew it, I had gained 10 pounds back. So for the last month I seriously would wake up and tell myself "today is the day, I'm going to start counting my calories today" and it NEVER worked. I started to get really frustrated with it and finally on Sunday morning I just prayed and asked for guidance and some willpower to be able to do this. Then I came across the Weight Watchers website (I have been doing my research on them for quite some time, but never actually went all the way in) and just decided to give it a go. They are running a good promotion, 3 months for $55 and then $17.95 each month after that. That is A LOT better than the initial quote of $39 a month I was given at one of the locations. To me, if I pay for something I feel like I have to get my money's worth (I think we are all like that though!) so I just felt that I now had an obligation and you know what? IT'S WORKED! I know I'm barely on day 4, but I'm already down 5 pounds! When I joined on Sunday, I mentioned it to my husband who is so supportive and I asked him (jokingly at first) if he would follow the plan with me. He said he would think about it. Then I went to get my nails done, came back and he said he would! So we signed him up Sunday night and HE is down 6 pounds already!!! I think the coolest thing we've gotten out of this so far is the fact that I can see how it's changed both of our eating habits. It's amazing that this one program has been able to open our eyes to what we were truly eating and now my children are benefiting from it as well! Since we are buying more fruits and veggies, the kids (who don't really have much of a sweet tooth anyways) are now snacking on mostly grapes and baby carrots instead of asking for Hot Cheetos or Doritos (my ALL TIME weakness). I'm definitely loving this and the change it's brought our family. My husband and I are having a great time sitting at the computer and calculating points, it's so much fun to watch him go in and update his points religiously. The only regret I have now is that I didn't join earlier!
So anyone out there have any experience with Weight Watchers? Good, bad? I know you do! Let me know! I would LOVE to hear your advice about good snacks that would work great, and maybe pass some recipes my way!