I am a 37-year-old mother of two. I have a one-year-old and a four-year-old and am six kilos heavier than I was when I fell pregnant with my first. I’ve tried Weight Watchers in the past at different times in my life… and it’s always worked for me.
I’m finding I just need a little extra help getting off the weight ‘post baby’ this time round.
Having gotten to a point where the extra weight was really getting me down, the opportunity came up to trial the new Weight Watchers Your Way Program and I couldn’t refuse.
This time around, Weight Watchers have shaken things up with the new program and are now giving credit to so much more than just the food. They’re recognising the importance of fitness, how you feel and food, showing the way these three concepts tie in with a lot of the choices we make.
From a food perspective, protein is lower in points on the SmartPoints™ Plan, making some of my favourite food choices really easy to adapt and adopt. I’ve been keeping a bit of a diary with all the choices and challenges I’ve made over the past month and this is where I’m currently at.
Who starts Weight Watchers two days before Christmas? Crazy people, that’s who. It was hard, it really was. I wasn’t perfect, but I did think twice about everything I was eating. Luckily that turkey was an easy (and yummy) option. I gave myself the green light to enjoy some treats (within reason), but I knew that it was a special occasion and not all weeks were going to be like that.
So, I fell off the wagon a couple of times, got back on and was able to lose one kilo in my first week. I was happy with that, and that motivated me to try again in week two.
I hadn’t yet made time to exercise but that was next on the WW agenda…
Week two included my son’s first birthday. So again, there was a celebration to be had and I wanted to be mindful of what choices I was going to make.
As the celebrations were at our place, I was able to control what food went out on the table and I was able to count some points before the celebrations began (champagne included!).
As I’d made my mum’s chocolate cake, I gave myself another leave pass to have a piece (maybe two…).