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Counting Away

Remember when I said I was giving up on Weight Watchers and starting calorie counting?

Well there was a lot of talk in the comments about not getting enough calories and other things of that sort. Well, I don’t want anyone to worry. I consulted several different calorie counting websites and they were all in the range of 1,200-1,400 calories.

I’ve been staying within those numbers this past week and I’m happy to report that I’m down 3lbs this week! And that was without working out. (No worries I’m not going to stop working out. Just wasn’t feeling it this week)

I’m really liking calorie counting so far. I really feel like I’m more aware of what I’m eating than I was on Weight Watchers because I became lax sometimes knowing that I had extra points plus that I could use. It is weird having to count fruits and veggies again, but I’m getting back into the habit of it.

I really feel like this is going to work and help me get to my goal weight. And I’m getting excited about losing weight again. I was in a major rut and this seems to really be what I needed!

B-Fry has also joined me in this calorie counting too. Its fun having him do it too. And definitely helps with the support. Now we just need to start working out together!

I cannot wait to see how this continues to go!

What’s new and exciting in your life?

Changes Are Happening

Back last year Weight Watchers completely changed their program. And in the beginning I was in love with it, just like a lot of people. I welcomed the change and quickly implemented the new PointsPlus program into my life. And it worked, but never as well as the old program did.

But I stuck with it, I figured it would all work out and I would lose weight like I had been on the old program. Well it would work out for a couple of weeks, then it would all fail again. And it wasn’t because I wasn’t tracking or working out. I’ve been doing those things quite routinely lately and I’m still gaining or not losing.

It’s become frustrating. And I’ve learned I’m not the only one with these frustrations. A few ladies and I were tweeting each other about it yesterday. They’re having a lot of the same issues I am.

Now this isn’t a sudden decision. I’ve really been thinking about trying a new approach for the last month while still doing PointsPlus. I stopped going to meetings because I cannot see the point in paying $13 a week to be told I’m gaining even though I’m doing all that I’m supposed to be doing. Plus, I really don’t have an extra $52 a month.

So, after giving it thought, I’m going to do some good ol’ fashioned calorie counting. MyFitnessPal is what I’ll be using. They have a pretty awesome droid app and the site is very informative. I’ll still be tracking everything I eat and working out 4-5 times a week.

Really hoping this will be the thing my body needs to get back on the losing track!

Are you a PointsPlus follower, if so have you been frustrated with the new program lately?

Are you a calorie counter, if so how do you like it? 

Oh, MyFitnessPal username is babnotonadiet3 if you wanna add me! :)