In the last two weeks I've been using the Weight Watcher's Simply Filling technique, which involves eating Power Foods and using my weekly 49 points as needed...and trust me, I needed all 49 points last week plus the 9 activity points that I earned!
Hubby has lost 15 pounds in the same time period by simply counting and tracking his points, but I will point out that he has a lot more daily points than I do!
42 vs. 26 points is an entire meal's difference!
Just proving that you have to use a technique that works for you. Not all programs or techniques are one size fits all, and don't judge your progress against someone else's success.
One of the key factors in this technique working for me is because I still measure and track.
Because how will I know what I did wrong, if I do something wrong, unless I document it? I also use the Memo spot on my daily tracker to jot down how I'm feeling, where I might have eaten out at, or just a general comment area if I had cravings and what I did to counteract them.
One of the interesting things I've discovered is that for the most part I've stopped eating sugar, flour-based products, and using artificial sweeteners.
This technique doesn't mean I can't eat them. I can. But the question remains--do I want to pay the price?
And when I look at it that way, the answer is usually no.
Just eating healthy costs me weekly points--in fact, just yesterday, I used 2 points for a little bag of nuts and I counted one point for my chicken tortilla soup. Now, I didn't add the tortilla chips, avocados or cheese, but I figured it probably had enough cornstarch / chicken broth to cost me at least a point.
And the bonus?
Well, I'm not in my size six jeans yet, but I did notice my hips and tummy decreasing in size, which is a good thing!
My goal is to be back at goal by the end of school. If everything continues at the same pace as the last few weeks, I might reach my goal by mid-April.
If you are with me on this journey, I will wish you the best of luck!