So, I joined Weight Watchers. Apparently, they underwent a transformation themselves, turning into the SmartPoints plan at the turn of the year. Well, good news for me is I don't have to learn the old plan. This is just the plan they have. I see some older members struggling with the change - since some of their foods changed in points. That's how WW works you see. You enter your stats and your goal, and they tell you how many points per day you can eat. There are also weekly points (that reset weekly) to give a little wiggle room. Pretty simple.
Their app - sent from the gods! - has a barcode scanner, restaurant finder, recipe creator - you name it, it's got it. And it's all helpful. Just for kicks I entered what I ate the day I joined and it ended up being 120 points. My first daily point allowance was 50. I was eating over twice what WW was recommending. Pretty much speaks for itself, huh?
So, the first week went by...I stuck to around the 50 point mark and I stuck to my half marathon pre-training and I lost 7 pounds!!! And my points per day went from 50 to 48. Wah wah! But, today is the end of my second week - I had my second weigh-in, and I lost 2.2 pounds this week. So, in two weeks, I've lost 9.2 pounds. I'm fairly proud of myself. I've had a few slip-ups, but I've tracked everything and I'm going to continue to do so. Despite the cold I've had the last few days, I stayed relatively on track to finish out Week 1 of half marathon training and I feel good.
More to come. :)