Thursday, May 31, 2018

Ahem.......



I've been extremely bad lately and just all over the place.  I found the above meme on FB and thought, yep, that's me!!

But today was a new day and I've had myself on track, so hopefully I can continue on.  If I could just get one full week in, totally on plan....I think I could continue on!

So here's to the next week!

Monday, May 21, 2018

WW Points Plus

In December 2010, Weight Watchers retired their classic point program and presented Points Plus.
Points Plus (pp) is my very favorite Weight Watchers plan.

Points Plus took the point plan to the next step and attacked those bad carbs!  Snacky items went up 2-3 points and fruit dropped to zero.  Weight Watchers wanted you to choose fruit over the snack and as long as you didn't go hog wild with fruit, the program worked.

Of course, when it comes to zero point food, the majority of people just don't get it.  The foods do have calories and you're never to stuff yourselves with them.  But people do and then blame Weight Watchers for it.

Points Plus actually is a good plan, it's calculation for points used Fat, Carbs, Fiber & Protein.  You also had Good Health Guidelines to follow:  2 healthy oils, 3-5 servings fruit/veggies, 2 dairy, 1 multi-vitamin and 6 - 8 oz servings of water.  I think Weight Watchers should still have these guidelines as you could just build your menus around them.

Points Plus gave you daily points and everyone got 49 weeklies.  It worked!

Monday Motivation


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Goals

So after much diagnosis, it seems the fan on my video card in my desktop is what is making the clacking noise.  After much compressed air spraying with no real result, I found a matching video card on ebay.  Hopefully, once I popped the new one in everything will be perfect!  Even though my desktop is old, it still has great specs and still has much life left in her.

Anyhow....let's review my goals for the week:

A one mile walk daily

64 oz. water daily

Breakfast daily.

A point friendly lunch daily.

A multi-vitamin daily.

That should all be doable!


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Sorry....

Sorry there is no motivation post today....I'm not sure I'm going to do them forever or even everyday, right now my desktop is sort of on the blitz....it works but has an annoying clicking noise (and no it isn't the hard drive or the fans).  Currently I'm on a laptop that I had forgotten I had but I've needed to do some updating and of course load the necessary programs.  Though I use Back Blaze as a back up, I still want to be able to use something if the computer goes kaput!  The absolutely worse thing that could happen to me, lol!

Weekends are my "hard to stay on plan" days.....I'll add them as a goal at some point but right now I want to get things in order for the days that I can stay on plan!  The work week normally makes that possible.

So in addition to staying with my last week goals of a one mile walk daily (by the way, I did do that this week, in the rain) eating breakfast and drinking 64 oz of water a day; this week I'm going to work on lunches and a multi-vitamin.  May not seem like much but it is baby steps that move you on!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

WW Classic Points Plan

I want to go over the Weight Watcher plans; so today we're going to discuss the original point plan that we'll refer to as Classic Points (cp).

Classic Points was the big one - the one that brought points to Weight Watchers and what they've been forever known for.  Classic had a few different varieties over time - sometimes you had a certain number of points, other times you had a range of points to stay within.  You also could bank unused points to use on another day.  When I joined Weight Watchers in September 2010, Classic gave you a daily point target and everyone got 35 weekly points, there was no banking of unused points anymore.

Classic was pretty straight forward, to get a point value you used a calculation of Calories, Fat & Fiber.  Don't have your cardboard slider or hand calculator available?  It was still easy - 1 point for every 50 calories.

I liked Classic and lost my first 20 lbs. on it.  I think Classic really works well for the person that wants and needs to lose weight but doesn't want to give up all their favorite foods.  When Weight Watchers would say "Eat all your favorite foods and still lose weight" - Classic was the plan they were talking about.

You can still do Classic "unofficially".  There's all types of information on the internet to get you started and going and there are apps available. 

I highly recommend the app itrackbites, you are able to do ANY of the plans on this app.  For obvious reasons they can't use "points" so they call them "bites".  On this app the Classic plan is known simply as "bites classic".


****Watch recipes when it comes to Weight Watchers.  WW has had 3 different point programs which gives an item a different point value depending on the program.  If you come across a recipe online and it doesn't specifically say what program the point value is for, it is best to calculate from the nutritional values or run the recipe thru the recipe builder to get the correct points for your program.****


Wednesday Motivation


Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday Update

Quick Update on how my weekly goals are coming along:

I have been drinking 64 oz of water a day.

I have walked 1 mile each day.

I have been having a smoothie for breakfast.

I realize it has only been 2 days, but hey - I'm on track!

Tuesday Motivation


Monday, May 14, 2018

Weight Watchers

Let's discuss Weight Watchers (WW) a bit.

If you're a current Weight Watcher you are probably using the plan "Freestyle" which is a step between their Smart Points plan and their Simply Filling Plan.  I've no doubt in a year or two everyone will be doing Simply Filling - it's just where it is headed.

I think "Freestyle" is a very good plan and I do think that Simply Filling is excellent.  However, both plans rely on you to know your body well and know when to stop eating those "zero" point foods (which by the way aren't really zero points nor zero calories).  That may be easy for some but not for many.

Having difficulty with Freestyle?  I see the complaints on the boards all the time.  Just so you know, that no matter how much you whine and complain....the old plan(s) aren't coming back nor are you going to get to choose the plan you prefer.  How do I know that?  Because every time the plan changes there are whiner and complainers (I've been one) and it doesn't change anything.  Some of you even like to post how much money WW is losing by not giving choices or by changing the plan.  Guess what?  WW is not losing money.  For every person that has quit, they've gained one or two new ones.  Doesn't seem fair does it?

My favorite comments are the ones that say "this isn't the plan I signed up for" and "this is a breach of contract" - Yeah, well....no.....  Y'all are just too funny!

And don't even get me started on the ones who complain that their "paid period" is up and WW has continued to charge them at the monthly rate  OR  that they haven't been to a meeting in ions and WW is still charging them.  READ WHAT YOU ARE SIGNING!  Just because you signed the contract without reading doesn't make WW in the wrong - pay attention to what you are doing.  One - it clearly states that the membership will continue until YOU cancel it.  Not the receptionists at the meetings job, not even WW's job - it's YOURS.  Let's be adults here.  Now if you cancelled, got a cancellation number and they still charge - you do have a legitimate complaint...but it shouldn't take you a year or two to notice they are still charging you (yep, I've seen that on comments as well).

And remember......the next charge will come out 2 weeks before the due date!  Another thing listed in the contract that seems to get missed.

We got the specifics out of the way.....next time we'll look at all the different plans!




Monday Motivation


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Setting Weekly Goals On Sunday

I want to set some weekly goals for myself on Sundays.  Some may be something new or some may be to just continue on.  For this week I want to:

1.   Walk a mile each day.  I'm not talking about all my steps in a day adding up to a mile.  I want to physically walk a mile each day.  Hopefully I can increase that at some point, but for now a mile will do.

2.   Eat breakfast.  I'm not a huge breakfast eater when I first get up, but I need to eat something to get myself going.

3.   Drink water.  I have no issue drinking plain old water and when I put my mind to it, I can drink the "eight 8 oz servings or more".  I need to get back to that.

What goals do you have for yourself?

In The Beginning

It always seems to come down to weight loss.  I did it once, back in September 2010 I joined Weight Watchers under their original point program and dropped 20 lbs. in 3 months.  They then changed the plan to Point Plus and I lost 20 more and by August of 2011, I was a lifetime member.

And, of course, life took over and the weight came back.

I've joined and rejoined Weight Watchers a numerous amount of time but could never get the motivation that I had the first time.  Right now I'm a WW member and have been for 2-1/2 years but all I've done is lose and re-lose the same 10 lbs. over and over.  It's depressing, I don't blame the program - I know it's me....but I need to get my butt in gear and get things done!

This blog isn't about Weight Watchers or any other specific plan.  You'll find lots of information on Weight Watchers because I know so much about it.  This blog is about finding me....weight does have something to do with that, but I know there's a whole lot more to "me" than just weight loss and we need to get that girl in gear.

You may have a "me" to find too.  Let's do it together!