Thursday, December 16, 2010

After about 4 weeks sequestered in my basement working on homework I have emerged.  Unlike a caterpillar however, I'm not a beautiful butterfly.   It's hard to fit everything in, I finally had to have a "come to Jesus" meeting with myself and I realized that blogging and weight loss will wait, while school will not.  In the midst of reading, cramming, re-reading, and other studying stuff I was not very good at sticking to any sort of eating plan.  Exercise went out the window for a while too.... When I finally did make it to a Weight Watchers meeting I had gained 2.4 lbs, my biggest gain in my WW history.  It was depressing, but motivating as well.

I got quite the surprise with the new PointsPlus program when I finally made it back to a meeting.  I'm having a hard time adjusting.  I was a pro and the old points program, I could almost always get the Points Value right if I knew the calories, fat and fiber.  I had a lot of food's values memorized too.

While I'm annoyed that I now have to calculate everything I eat again, it may just be the boost I need.  I feel like I'm a new member again. I'm more excited about writing things down! I even took a sharpie to some of the food containers in my house - I've always thought it was a good idea but had most of the points values memorized.  The number one thing I LOVE about the new plan is the 0 PointsPlus fruits and vegetables!! I always thought it wasn't right that I would pass on bananas because I didn't want to use the points.  Overall I'm excited about this new plan.  I really like the fact that Weight Watcher's cares about it's members health as well as their success - one more reason it works for me!



  1. I love the concept of your Weekly Weigh In! Good luck on your journey!
    I'm your newest blog follower from Thinking of Me Thursdays!
    I'd love for you to follow me back.

  2. You can doooooooooo it! Go Megan Go!

  3. Glad to hear you are doing well! I'm struggling with the new WW plan but I'm not giving up on it yet!

  4. Hi! Found you through Think of me thursday! I'm at if you want to follow back!

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  7. Hi!
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  8. Hi Megan, Thanks for the follow, I look forward to following your journey as well. Good luck on the WW plan ;)

  9. Hi Megan! I stumbled on your blog, so pretty and love your writing style!
    I have followed you and hope you might follow me too in my weight loss/mommy/life journey.

  10. You can get back on track ! 2.4 lbs, that's a small number so once you do what you're supposed to be doing, they'll disappear in no time :)

    Good luck.


  11. Hi!
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  12. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.

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