Saturday, June 5, 2010

Take the Weight Watchers Walk-It Day Challenge!

A few months ago, I considered calling Jenny (Craig that is).  But Weight Watchers beat me to it and offered me a three-month trial on Weight Watchers.com.  And after witnessing how the program worked for Jennifer Hudson (she went from a size 16 to a size 6), I was eager to get started. It's free to sign up on the website, but you don't have to be a WW member to take the national Walk-It Day Challenge on Sunday, June 6.  Just grab your friends and family and walk 5k (3.1 miles)!

Since May, I've been keeping track of my daily eating habits on Weight Watchers.com and so far it's the most realistic and healthy program I've tried.  Perhaps that's because Weight Watchers doesn't limit you to eating pre-packaged meals.

In fact, you can eat the foods you love, but in moderation.  The most important thing the regimen has taught me is portion control.  To help me meet my goal to drop 10 lbs., my daily intake is 20 points.

Using the tried-and-true point system, I now know a slice of mushroom pizza is worth 4 points.  So I can have four slices if I want (as I did on Memorial Day), but then I'm dipping into the extra 35 point pool I'm allotted each week. Plus, you can swap weekly activity points if needed (my Zumba classes count for 3 activity points).

Although I haven't lost the 1-2 lbs. per week more disciplined weight watchers report (prob because of over-indulgences like the aforementioned pizza binge), this month I feel like I've finally gotten the hang of it and I've lost 3 lbs. I have a month left on my trial membership, so wish me luck!

You can join Weight Watchers Online too and get two weeks free with the three-month savings plan until June 28.

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