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Weight Watchers Tracking and Photo Dieting

I’m doing pretty well on Weight Watchers and one of the tools that is really helping me to succeed this time is tracking. I’m religiously writing down everything I put in my mouth, even if it’s something I should not be eating. As I finish up each week, I also date my trackers and put the amount of weight that I lost that week on the front of the tracker. I’ve been paying attention to my fruits and veggies and trying to eat more healthfully than I have in the past. Sometimes it works, sometimes not so much. I still have days where I manage to stay in points but eat 3 WW ice creams. 🙂

I stumbled across this cool idea on wordpress this morning. Photo dieting….instead of just writing everything down, you take pictures of everything you eat. Talk about accountability. Not quite sure how I would do that at work…but it might be worth a try on the weekend. Imagine, you want a Milky Way but you have to photograph it before you put it in your mouth….

Learn more about Photo Dieting here at healthhabits.

It’s a pretty cool blog. I’ve added it to my blog roll too!

Here’s to getting fit.

Back to Weight Watchers and the 3-point sandwich…YUM!

When I started this blog, it was because I had given up on “dieting” since that wasn’t working for me. I was going to walk and exercise and get fit all on my own. hmmmmm….

That wasn’t working for me either. I did walk for a few weeks. Felt better but no weight loss. I did try eating better, but I wasn’t tracking and well, we know how that goes.

So two weeks ago, I went back to Weight Watchers. 🙂 I tracked everything I ate, stayed in points, and lost 4.8 pounds the first week. My daughter came with me and she lost 4 pounds (which would have been more had she worn shorts, not jeans, like she had the week before….we all know those weight watcher tricks–she’s new!)

I realize now that the accountability and the tracking are key to my being successful at any type of weight loss program. So I’ll keep you posted.

On my journey last week, I discovered a three-point sandwich, which I thought I’d share:

  • 2 slices light bread (I like pepperidge farm light whole wheat or 7 grain) (1point for two slices)
  • Hillshire Farms Ultra-Thin sliced oven roasted turkey or honey ham (4-5 slices equals 1 point)
  • 1 wedge of laughing cow light swiss spreadable chees (1 point)
  • Lettuce and tomato (no points)

You don’t need mayo because the cheese is spreadable, and the sandwich is delish and filling!

I’m encouraged and I’ll let you know how it goes!