I’m very excited to officially begin my journey to get healthy with Weight Watchers 360! I’m still nursing Avery, but I can use Weight Watchers while breastfeeding. The program can be adapted for nursing moms so that they can lose weight while maintaining a healthy milk supply. So, I’m starting today!
After I left the Air Force in 2008, I’m sorry to say I gained 25 pounds. And then I had two babies…so, I’m not in the best shape. But, Avery is 6 months old, and I’ve already lost almost all of the baby weight. To reach my goal weight, I need to lose 30 pounds. One pound per week is considered healthy weight loss for a nursing mom. That allows you to take in enough calories to maintain your milk supply but still lose your excess fat stores. So, I have a realistic view of how long this should take me—roughly, until September, by which time I should be weaning Avery.
I like Weight Watchers because the program focuses on eating real food while making healthy choices a daily habit. So, by the time you reach your goal weight, you have already established good habits and are able to eat in the real world. It takes a little more work than those programs that just send you all your meals, but the food tastes better and I think the end result is better, too. You don’t have to relearn how to eat outside the program because you’ve been doing that the whole time.
So, I’m using the eTools and the Weight Watchers Mobile App to track what I eat and my exercise activities. The PointsPlus system is based on a food’s calories, fat, carbs, and fiber—to help you keep from ingesting empty calories. And you have flexible points each week so you can splurge a little for a party or just because you really want dessert! And you can earn extra points with exercise. I’m looking forward to seeing how I can incorporate some of my favorites into my diet.
So, here we go. Week 1 has begun! Pounds to lose until my goal weight…30!
*I received a 3 month membership to Weight Watchers Online for review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own. People following the Weight Watchers plan can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.