Thursday, January 27, 2011

My new obsession

My new obsession is.......
the new Weight Watchers Pointsplus program!
Pretty much ever since I found out about the new program, I've been on a total weight watchers craze. I signed up for the week free trial period on I ordered the food guide, dining out guide, and a 3 month food tracking journal. The website was "out of stock" for the new calculators (go figure that one). So, I went on ebay and purchased a new pointsplus calculator. Now I will be able to keep up with the "NEW", without paying the monthly fee. Once my free trial expires, I will still have access to weight watchers recipes, and the community board on their website (which I love), without paying the fee. (I so know, I'm so cheap) Ben and I were on the old plan up until Monday. I still have my supplies from when I joined weight watchers a couple years ago. Ben and I are currently following the new plan. Ben seriously has like nothing to lose. He's 20 pounds lighter than I am. I have been doing zumba on Tuesday and Thursday nights. I find that I have to drag my butt there some nights, but I have been making it to every class the past couple of weeks. There is a class that the same zumba instructor holds at her house Monday and Friday mornings at 6:15. I'm considering going those times instead of nights. Marshall is starting basketball, and his bball will be on Tuesday and Thursday nights. I don't want to miss his practices or games, so I won't be able to make it to the nightly classes if the times clash.

I have edited some previous recipe posts of mine, and have listed the WW PPV's for a couple of the recipes. I love the ww website because I can type in any recipe on the planet, and it will figure out the PPV's for me! I won't be able to do this once my free trial expires.
My goal is to lose 10 pounds a month. Ben and I have lost approx. 12 pounds each in the past 2 weeks. I know it won't always be like that though. Actually, it will probably never happen so dramatic again. A girl can wish though, right? If I lose 10 pounds each month, I will be to my goal weight by the first of July. THIS SUMMER! Can I do it? I guess we'll see! I need to motivate myself to workout more, and not just rely on the zumba classes. I have an elliptical that I'm currently using as a coat rack. Hmmmm..... looks like I need to dust it off, and get on it!

I will be doing rewards for myself along my weight loss journey. I haven't put it together yet, but it will look something like this:
185= 1 hr. massage
175= Night out with my DH (Darling Husband) Fancy dinner, movie, etc.
165= new outfit and month tanning pass
155= day at the salon. New hair, mani/pedi, facial
145= new wardrobe

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can..... Oh YES, I can!!
I just need to remember that I'm going to have to always comply with this healthier lifestyle. I want to teach my kids a healthy lifestyle while they are young, so they will have the tools they need to stay healthy through-out their life. Hopefully, with the knowledge they will gain, they won't have to battle their weight as hard as I have had to.

On a side note, I met my awesome new visiting teachers today. One of them has her bachelors in exercise science. We had a good chat. I got some good tips, and motivation from her. I will share with you what I have found to work, and not work for me through this whole "healthier lifestyle" journey!

My thought for the day: If I let myself go then I'm the only one to blame!
So, there's no time like the present to make a better "healthier" future for my family, and myself.


Amy said...

I heart FREE!

Ashley said...

GOOD JOB JAMIE! I am working on a weigh loss goal as well, not with ww though.. although i have heard a lot of good about it!!
btw- thank you for your comment and prayers for us! :)

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