Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lucky 7!

After 6 weeks of attending Weight Watchers, I have lost 7 pounds! This morning the scale gave me the happy news: 134 pounds.

I am kind of surprised that I like the Weight Watcher eating plan so much! They upgraded it a few months ago to align with the latest information about healthy living. I appreciate the guidelines toward health instead of focusing on calories. 

I get 29 "points" every day. The points are based on a formula for fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and protein. I find that I am paying more attention to those numbers now, and not just the calories. For example, both a banana and 1/2 cup of ice cream have about 100 calories. But the banana is 0 points, and the 1/2 cup ice cream is 3 points. It's a no-brainer that the banana is healthier, but now I don't feel guilty for eating it.

I really like the flexibility with the plan. In addition to my daily 29 points, I have another 49 "plus" points that I can use every week, however I like. I can save up to use them all at once for a special event, or I can spread them throughout the week.

I had a little time to myself yesterday evening, so I dropped by Goodwill for a shopping trip to celebrate my smaller self. I bought a size 10 skirt! And this adorable sweater. It is so comfortable, and I love the way it camouflages some of my neck wrinkles.

 Mark took the photo when we went with our Primary children to the temple this afternoon.

 Holly and Arora - Arora did not want to leave! Her mommy had to promise that they could go back again soon.

 The white marble spires were beautiful in the autumn sunshine.

Tonight for dessert, I'm enjoying a wonderful Cherry Cheesecake recipe from the Weight Watchers website. Mmmmmm! You can find the recipe here.


Sarah said...

Great sweater find! I love the color!

Katie said...

Lookin' good, Mom! Way to go!

Dorothy said...

I agree...that sweater is lovely and you look so smart wearing it! What a nice afternoon for a Temple excursion. :)

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Love the sweater! And nice job on the pounds. I'm hoping to stop by Goodwill while I'm in Seattle picking up Liz next celebration of my bigger self. I need to find some larger size long skirts that will fit over my prego tummy so I can get away without wearing nylons to church. :)

Lisa Lou said...

Yay! Another thing I really like about Weight Watchers is exercise gives you more points as well! (Do they still do that?)

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