Friday, 1 February 2013

First month on Weight Watchers

So some of you may or may not know that I have been doing Weight Watchers since the beginning of the year.
At the tail end of last year my weight was gradually increasing, and Christmas just saw it sky rocket.
The doctor told me I was overweight, the scales told me I was overweight, and when I saw my face in pictures from New Years, the double chin told me I was over weight so I decided to do something about it and joined Weight Watchers.

The reason I chose Weight Watchers is because it is so simple to do. You are set  your daily pro points, and this is like your calories allowance. Every food has a different pro point value, and most fruit and veg are 0 points so you can get away with eating as much of them as you like.
Weight Watchers is essentially a low calorie diet, which is my favourite type because I think it mimics normal eating, just on a lower scale, and the points value helps teach you which think twice before consuming something.
Another reason I chose weight watchers is because you also got a weekly points allowance on top of your daily points, which means if you are going out for a night out or fancy a take away, you can use these weekly points to have a treat, bear in mind you would still only get about 2 slices of Dominos pizza with these points!

So my first month is up, before I talk about how I've been finding it, I will share the numbers with you:

Weight Loss - 6.5 pounds
Loss on bust - 3 inches
Loss on waist - 3 inches
Loss on hips - 1 inch
Loss on legs - 1.25 inches
Loss on arms - 0.75 inches
Total inches lost - 11 inches

I think the numbers speak for themselves and show that it is definitely working, and looking at those number makes me feel quite happy. When I look at 11 inches on a measure tape it seems quite a lot!

I have found Weight Watchers incredibly easy to stick to and I think the database is really extensive, it even has a lot of popular restaurant chains menus in there, which makes eating out a doddle.

I think the hardest bit is having the will power to say no when my family has massive portions of something I really like, or a take away curry. The weekly points is a big help though as it means I have still been able to go out for lunch and dinner with my friends.

The only downside with Weight Watchers is I think it would be very easy to put the weight back on afterwards if you are not careful, and I have seen some people do that!

Oh and just to add on, I have been doing it online only, I don't really want the embarrassment of being weighed in front of a bunch of strangers, and I didn't really fancy the meetings either. 
I have however, had a amazing support group on FaceBook. The group is made of of girls I do know, and friends of friends. We are all in the same boat, and I don't think I would have got as far as I have without them!

Exercise wise, I haven't been doing much, just some weights here and there, although after seeing Jodie Marsh's Brawn in the USA programme I definitely want to kick the weights up a notch. I have also been doing a lot of hooping with a weighted hoop. It's lots of fun, great cardio, tones up your abs and is quite gentle on the rest of your joints!

So far I would recommend a diet like Weight Watchers, because it's not a diet as such, it's more about teaching you about a healthy lifestyle. Lets see if I still say that after month two! 


  1. OH MY GOSH, this is too weird-- I joined at the beginning of the year, too! Woohoooo, your progress is amazing! I'm doing it online, too-- I'm down 12 pounds so far, but I didn't measure inches to start with, and I kind of wish I had. Last night was the first time I've ever used any of my weekly allowance points-- I had chocolate bundt cake, and it was so good I almost cried.

    1. First we both do our first pair of socks at the same time, now we find out we are both doing weight watchers, it's like you're my American counterpart!

      You are doing amazing! 12 pounds, makes me want to stop using my weeklies so I get awesome results like that.

      I have never heard of chocolate bundt cake, I probably shouldn't look it up either or else I will end up wanting some! x

  2. Congrats! You are doing so well, you are simply an inspiration! You are definitely inspiring me to take working out more seriously. Keep up the amazing work!

    1. Thank you :)

      I always resent having to work out, but feel so amazing afterwards, I don't know why I don't bother more often!

      Good luck with it!

  3. WELL DONE! I am on it since August, I have lost 16lbs, fell off the horse over Christmas but getting back into the swing of things now! You will be so motivated with your first silver 7! You can do it :) Really enjoy these sort of posts xx

    1. 16 pounds? That's amazing well done!

      And thank you :) I'm glad you enjoy these sorts of posts, I'm definitely going to try and make my blog as varied and lifestyle ish as I can so it's good to know someone likes it haha. x