So, I launched my weight loss campaign as a member of the Weight Watchers PointsPlus™ program right before the holidays. If you’d like to read what led me to this journey, you can click here for the inaugural post.
The second video is below. I have to say that doing these videos is a little tougher than I thought it would be. Baring your diet journey for all to see is no easy task:
I have to say that going home for the holidays was an interesting experience. I’m from the South (well, Appalachia to be exact) and most of our family gatherings for the holidays have always centered around food: when we’re going to eat, what we’re going to eat and how many plates we’re going to eat before someone walks away miserable. As a child, I had to eat multiple times: divorced parents, multiple relatives to visit on Christmas and, well, if you didn’t eat at least a little something at someone’s house, they could feel insulted. Food has always played a big part and I was afraid it would this year as well.
This year was a little different and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. My mother got on board with the Points Plus program and we actually made some of the recipes off the Weight Watchers Kitchen Application for iPad. I know that sounds like a commercial, but I told you I would be totally honest with you about the experience on Points Plus and, you know, so far I have no complaints. The recipes are delicious (the recipe for Crispy Onion Rings is only four points and it will change your life) and I have to say that NOTHING prevents you from eating like crap like having to record every single thing that goes into your mouth. It revealed some interesting eating patterns I never knew I had (I crave crunchy, salty foods when I’m stressed, I eat poorly after a couple of cocktails, etc.) and it’s changing the way I eat. Is that second glass of wine really worth it? Hmm, probably not.
Oh, and it’s working. I have more definition around my waistline than I’ve had in at least five years and my tops are fitting differently. It works and it works FAST. I’m also never hungry, which is good for the people around me. I’m not very nice when I feel deprived.
So, check out the video of how I survived the holidays and I’ll post my next one tomorrow, which is going to be really tough to shoot: I’m going to tell you why I know I gained the weight in the first place.
I have to say: if you’re considering changing the way you eat, I’d tell you to join me on Weight Watchers Points Plus because…well, it really works.
More tomorrow. Happy New Year!
FTC Disclosure: Weight Watchers was nice enough to gift me with an iPad to test the application, but the love I have for the program is all my own. As part of their blogger program, Weight Watchers has provided me with free access to the online version of their program, and other tools, for me to review the new Weight Watchers PointsPlus program. I am not a Weight Watchers employee and have not been compensated for this post.