Monday, August 30, 2010

Adding protein

At last weeks meeting I learned the importance of eating protein and that it keeps up full longer. As I am reincorporating it back into my major meals I am realizing how true that fact is. It can be hard to do at first though because these items can be higher in points because of fat.
One of my favorite ways to add meat lately is to add cut up 1 point of deli turkey to a salad with 2 points of light ranch or light blue cheese dressing. For three points I love it and it keeps me full!

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Now that I have the Weight Watchers monthly pass I have eTools as well. If you have it and are interested in being friends on it find me under mrsjcrew. Hopefully I'll see some of you there!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Remembering how far I've come

I went to my 2nd meeting this week and was disappointed that I only lost .2 lbs. I am trying to remember that I made a ton of changes to my body this week and it may take it a little bit to know that it is going to continually be feed still. I also only counted points 4 days before weigh in. I thought that three intense workouts would counteract this though.
When I have bad days like that I need to remember exactly how far I have come on Weight Watchers and how far I can go still. I recently came across a photo I had untagged on Facebook about 3 years...
aside from finding bronzer I can tell a huge difference
Still a ways to go though, I cut out my less than trim arms.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What's different this time

Yesterday I was reading through my old posts and realized how many times I've mentioned that I'm back. This time I truly believe is different simply because I'm approaching it differently.
Last time I focused only on counting points but now my priorities are counting points, eating better foods, running and lifting weights. I know that sounds like a lot of changes at once but I have realized I am an all or nothing girl.
Attending meetings and paying for them myself (last time a friend did) also makes a huge difference. I am racing to get to the finish faster so I can spend the money in other ways once I hit lifetime membership.
Last time I attended meetings I very rarely worked out and I didn't always make wise decisions about what I ate as long as it fit into my points. One of my almost daily favorite things was 6 point coffees that are now a rare treat on a super busy day. Before I also figured I would add fitness in once I got to "that" point but my focus wasn't strong enough to make it to that imaginary point. I am hoping to see results faster this time and have that be an inspiration to keep up with ALL of the hard work.
An example of eating better than before. I'll post more about this gross looking thing soon, just know now though it is Yummy!
Are you an all or nothing person like me or are you a one step and a time or I'll burn out person?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Back to meetings

So I have a little bit of news for all of you followers.
I have started attending the Weight Watchers meetings again and I am really excited about them! I think they are the motivation I need to get to my goal weight. I will share more soon with you. If you are stuck though like I was it is worth the $4o for the monthly pass!