Hi all, I just wanted to share that I completed my first week on weight watchers! I haven't lost this week, which the leader said is still an accomplishment because it was a holiday weekend. Despite that I wanted to share with you guys how great it's been so far! I get 26 points per day, plus 49 extra to use however I'd like throughout the week. Also, when I work out I get extra points!! (30 minutes with my trainer gives me 5 extra points!)
I haven't really felt deprived because you can eat whatever you want, as long as you stay within your points for the day/week. It's become more of a game for me to find satisfying meals that "cost me" less points. It's great knowing that if I'm DYING for a bagel with cream cheese I can choose to use my points on it -- it's much less of a depriving feeling than being on a diet like Jenny Craig where you can't deviate from their prepared foods. You can look at your points as a bank account and decide how much you feel like spending on food.
This diet has also encouraged me to start cooking, which I have never done before. I've found some great and easy recipes that FI and I have really been enjoying! So I'm learning to cook and eating better!
It's only been a week but I feel optimistic about it!!!!