Two weeks into Weight Watchers, and things are going really well. I was very happy to learn last Sunday that I lost 3 lbs. the first week and today I learned that I lost 2.5 lbs. the second week.
I feel great. I have more energy. I have much clearer skin, which is probably form the very large quantities of water that I have been drinking. And I have not been left hungry at all on this diet. I have focused on eating a lot of healthy foods including lean meats, fish, fruits and vegetables. All of these things are relatively low on the Weight Watchers points scale, so I can eat enough to keep me full.
The most difficult part of the new diet has been getting into the habit of cooking healthy every day. I am used to coming home from work and finding something in the refrigerator to make into a yummy dinner. I have never planned ahead. I have always shopped for groceries that I know make good ingredients and then made things happen in the kitchen. And if the right ingredients were not there, I would pick up the phone and order out. I am working on planning ahead more so that cooking healthy at home every day is easier.
Being on a diet has had some benefits in other areas of my life, including some of my 101 in 1001 goals. Weight Watchers online program asks you to check off a box when you take a multivitamin every day (#7). It sounds silly, but I need something like this to keep track of taking vitamins. I can never remember if I actually took them or not. Also I have been taking my lunch to work everyday (#53). This helps me stay within my points, but saves money too. And we have not ordered out once in the last two weeks (#54).
Dave has been dutifully eating all the yummy healthy food I have been cooking, and supplementing it with ice cream, candy and beer. He has not lost any weight.