There is a new Weight Watchers plan being promoted by Jennifer Hudson approximately every ten seconds on TV. She looks fabulous and if I looked like that, I would be singing my head off too. So a few friends and I (re) joined Weight Watchers in January. I think it’s kind of like AA where you aren’t allowed to make names public, so I will just refer to them as J and S. Maybe I should have nicknamed them something fun like “cookie” and “candy”, but that would just make me hungry.
For those of you who don’t know about WW, everything you eat gets a certain amount of points and you have a limit per day. Mine is 26 points, and quite unfairly, most men on the plan get about 300 points a day ( I kid, but it is a lot more than the girls get). Fruits and veggies are no points, which is great, and I have no problem keeping to my point limit, except I reach it by 3pm. Bananas and broccoli for dinner just doesn’t cut it. I am a work in progress.
I work with J and S, so we try to keep each other honest. For example, I shared with them that I found a wrapped mini snickers on the floor of my closet, a lone refugee from the Halloween candy that I had stashed behind my dresses. Technically, I hid it there so my kids wouldn’t find it and eat it, but that wasn’t necessary because I ate most of it before October 15th. I held the candy in my hand for about 2 seconds, then gobbled it down. Those 3 points never tasted so good, but I tried to look ashamed and chastened when I confessed.
J also admitted to some rogue eating but she has lost ten pounds in two weeks, so I think she was just trying to make me feel better. I should hate her skinny butt, however she is my friend, so I can’t. Her biggest point of pride is the fact that she no longer can read the “Levi” button imprint on her tummy three hours after she undresses, now that her jeans have loosened up. I can achieve that over forty dream of NMMT (no more muffin top) too!
I will get there eventually. I have been cooking WW recipes at home without telling my kids, so we all are benefitting from healthier eating. My skin looks better and I do feel healthier eating a hefty dose of fruits and veggies every day. And while the weight isn’t melting off of me like a popsicle on a hot summer’s day, a pound a week is disappearing. I know I am no Jennifer Hudson, but that’s definitely something to sing about!