Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I looked up the definition of Plateau on dictionary.com and got the following result:

I looked up the definition because I feel like it is defining my life at this moment.  I'm a big believer in the Weight Watchers philosophy, as I've stated before, but lately, I've been having a hard time. I started the program on May 31, 2011.  Today is October 25, 2011.  That's 21 weeks.  And in 21 weeks, I've only lost 13 pounds.  Now.  I'm not saying that I've had 21 perfect weeks.  That's far from the truth.  BUT, I have had many very good weeks.  I actively lost for about 10 weeks.  And then, I started with this up and down see-saw roller coaster.  

So, my solution is to try something different.  Like I've said a number of times, I know that Weight Watchers works.   I emailed with my leader today (who is so awesome) and I have 3 different options.  Here is what she wrote in the email she sent me:
  1. Do Kick Start in the PP Getting Started Book--page 87.  It is a guaranteed weight loss as the PP are counted for you, the portions sizes are controlled, and the Good Health Guidelines are included. 
  2. Track EVERYTHING and let me see it by email (from eTools) or bring a tracker to the Mtg.  That way we can customize the plan for you.  (Weigh & Measure everything too)  
  3. Simply Filling is fantastic but you have to eat mostly Power Foods so as not to go over the 49 WPA with non-Power Foods.  I am not wild about fat free cheese but can do SF now easily because light bread is on the list. ALSO, to do SF we MUST eat to satisfaction and not more.  The Power Foods will help you learn to slow down and eat to satisfaction not stuffed.
Here are my thoughts on these three options.  
  1. Kick Start:  I need to look this over and make a decision.
  2. I already track everything.  It's probably all about better choices.
  3. Simply filling.  I tried this when it was "Core."  I have a difficult time knowing when I'm full.
At first, before I heard from the WW Leader, I was thinking of trying the Simply Filling.  My reservations are that I'm nervous about "eating until I feel full."  I don't judge that well at all.  SO.  I think I'm going to do the kick start.  This is basically an insert in the WW book, that gives you options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  It helps you pair up a grain, dairy, protein, fruit/vegetable, and healthy fat for meals.  It also gives you snack ideas.  I'm going to try this first, as I think it will help me stay better on track.

Opinions?  Thoughts?


  1. where can i find the kick start program ?

  2. Hey! You can find the kick start program on page 87 of the Getting Started guide....The book they gave you at your first meeting. It's awesome - gives you options to build a breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks!

  3. I agree with you about the simply filling option. I think the Soprano definition of "eating to satisfaction" is very different than the average persons. I have that problem!

    I did WW 15 years ago after my first child.I do remember that I wouldn't always eat very healthy food though. I would eat a can of Fat Free pringles every day (the whole can was only 7 points) to satisfy my craving for junk food! I also ate a lot of canned soup because it was filling and low in pts and a lot of WW bread as it was only 1 pt then for 2 slices (sometimes I had 8 slices1) I stayed TOTALLY away from pasta of any kind. I have no self control there!
    It's a tough go to lose weight. Just wait until you get older! Good luck!