Point Counter

That's right people, I am officially a point counter! Two and a half weeks ago 4 friends and I decided that it was time to get into shape and lose the extra weight we have been packing around. Two girls are doing the south beach diet and the other three of us are going the weight watchers rout. My friend Kami has done it before and had great success so I thought why not give it a shot!?

I have very little interest in nutrition. I have never been aware of how many calories a person be eat in a day, what the fat content of food really meant, or what makes some food so much worse for you than others. Weight watchers is changing all of that. Everyday I learn more about what I am putting into my body and how to make the right choices and I love it! It feels great to get my body back in order, I am never hungry and seem to have more energy than I use to. I would say that I do about 75% of my grocery shopping in the produce section, which means I am now even more excited for the spring and summer.

We weight in every Monday morning which helps me not to blow my points over the weekend. The rule is if you stay the same or loss it's time to celebrate but if you GAIN anything you have to pay $10.00. As students we have NO money, especially to just be giving away to friends, so on hard days when I want to whip up a batch of cookies and eat half the dough I just think..."Can I really afford to do that?" the answer is always no. It's just another way to keep ourselves motivated. So far not money has been exchanged. In the first two weeks I lost 5 pounds 6 ounces and plan to just keep going down, I will keep you posted on my progress and with any luck you will notice a difference next time you see me!


kelsey said...

ha. i love you. "i have very little interest in nutrition." so funny. good luck with the counting, i don't think i could do it. i love learning about food though, it gets addicting, then you start preaching to other people. . . sometimes they don't like it! hehehe. i often find myself biting my tongue and then venting to jake later when i see what some people feed their children.
you're fabulous lace, don't get too caught up in it, just learn and have fun making good choices, your body will thank you.

p.s. nice incentive with the money!

Linds said...

Good for you!! That is such a good idea.