Thursday, April 7, 2011

Weight Watchers Tips & Tricks

I have been an official WW since July and have managed to lose 46 pounds.  I was asked to share some tips and tricks I use to be successful. 

I use the WW Online program.  It fits into my lifestyle perfectly.  I know I wouldn't go to a meeting but I am on the computer all day so its easy to track my points that way.  I also own a WW calculator which helps when I am not able to be by a computer.  I plan to get an iphone when its time to upgrade my cell so I am able to use the app WW offers.

I plan my points budget first thing in the morning.  I do all the shopping and all of the cooking so I know exactly what we are eating every night.  I also buy breakfast and lunches to take to work.  I have a cute little lunch bag that my sister got me that I can fill with hummus, carrots, string cheese, sandwiches, leftovers, Lean Cuisines, fruit, etc. 

I only do cocktails one night a week.  Fridays.  With homade WW friendly pizza.  It's a wonderful reward for being so good all week long.

I don't really like to work out so I haven't done that at this point.  I do take beach walks occasionally or play wii but its not consistent.

I had a plateau that lasted about 2-3 months.  When I started drinking all of my water again I dropped 5 pounds.  Water is key.  I drink diet soda but only when I get off work.  I have to drink water all day long.

Are you a WW?  Do you have any words of wisdom to share?


Sandra said...

I'm also on Weight Watchers, I am finding it difficult to think in terms of the points plus program, the old program is still set in my mind! I've managed to lose 6 pounds in two weeks, which I'm happy with...the real test will be my upcoming 2 week vacation in an all inclusive in Mexico in two weeks! I'm not planning on restricting myself too much, but I also hope not to gain any weight! I'm thinking I'll eat light, salads, fruit, yogurt...seafood and join the exercise in the pool most days. All the walking and swimming will counter the margaritas, I hope!!!! Wish me luck! You've really done well! I hope I can follow in your footsteps. Keep up the good work and keep posting about it, if not generally, then at least to me!

Solar Powered said...

I think you summed it up. Planning, tracking, water and occasional splurges. I love to eat a light breakfast, workout at lunch and then enter in to my afternoon and evening back at little to no points! Way to go on the weight loss!

Low Tide High Style said...

I did WW after my daughter was born 23 years ago and loved the program. Congratulations on your weight loss, and thanks for the tips! Keep up the good work!

Kat :)

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Congratulations - that is fabulous!! Keep up the good work and have a lovely weekend.

simpledaisy said...

WOW! 46 go girl:) That is fantastic!!! And cocktails only one night a week.....that's discipline! I am an exercise kind of girl so that's how I try to keep my weight in check....:) Congrats to you!

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