Sunday, September 12, 2010

Some lessons learned

Just wanted to share a few things I've learned on this latest gain/rejoin WW adventure:

  1. Summer seems like a great time to get fit, but it's also an easy time to get fat. All those veggies and the longer days seem like they would make losing easy. But long lazy days, a sense that you'll magically "be more active," and a lot of barbecues and other events where food is all around can make it a tough time for me. Sometimes it's easier to get a workout in when you don't have a bunch of extra time than when you have all day and "will get to it later."
  2. Planning is really the key to doing Weight Watchers without feeling hungry or crazed. Obvious, but easy to ignore.
  3. One bad day can do a lot of damage to your Points balance in an otherwise good week. I went to a street festival and breadsticks and beer are surprisingly not-points-friendly. 
I'm sure there are others. I have had a pretty good week, except for yesterday, which put me a little in the hole for the week. I still think the week is enough better than what I was doing before that I will have some kind of a loss. I plan to really be careful tomorrow, too. I'm setting the Over-Under at 2 pounds. We'll see.

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