Saturday, March 23, 2013

My struggle with Weight Watchers

Alright. I signed up for WW Online in January. At first I did really well, like with everything. However, I feel like my struggle is legitimate. Basically, I believe in the Weight Watchers way of doing things--not counting calories, but counting the important things like fiber, fat, protein, and carbs (you know, the things that actually matter). I think counting calories can be stupid if you don't do it right. You could eat under 1200 calories a day and have nothing of nutritious value. At least WW is actually teaching healthy habits. And therein lies my issue. I feel like I've learned the healthy habits. I feel like I can generally figure out on my own what's good and what's bad, and how many points something might be. But I find it extremely tedious and annoying to have to figure out exactly how many points are in what I'm eating. Unless you're eating pre-packaged food, common snacks, or eating at a major chain restaurant, you have to break down everything you're eating into the ingredients to estimate your point value. I like to eat at local restaurants when I eat out, not Chili's or Fridays. I also like to cook for myself. Of course I like to follow Skinnytaste recipes that already have the points calculated (thank you, Gina), but seriously, ain't nobody got time fo dat.

Should I cancel my account? I don't want to feel like I'm giving up on a weight loss plan, I just feel like I've learned the important things it teaches you and I'm not a fan of having to take time out of my already busy day to figure out how many points I'm eating, when, uuusuuuaalllllly, I'm staying under my daily point allowance anyway.

What other weight loss trackers/tools are there?

Ugggggh. I hope I'm not the only one struggling with this.

As you can see, I haven't tracked in a while....

Btw, 20 pounds here I come!

And, there is still something *personal* that's nothing crazy, I just can't talk about it online until it gets figured out, going on in my life taking some extra time out of my day. But I'm trying to get up and go to the gym before work. Still haven't gone straight to work from the gym, but I think I'm just going to get up a half hour earlier tomorrow and see if I feel like my work out is better than what I've gotten the last two days, cramming it into 45 minutes.

Sorry for the brain dump, but I guess that's the whole point of a blog anyway. I'm thinking of making this baby public on my personal social media, just to actually get some followers/readers who will comment and help motivate me. This is keeping me somewhat accountable, but I need to just get over worrying what people think and put it ALLLL out there.

Off to work I go.                Effffffffffffff.

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