Cheapskate Mom Joins Weight Watchers

I've had it, ladies. I am tired of my muffin top and fretting over what to wear each day. I am a cheap mutha but I also know a good thing when I've tried it and I am entering round two with Weight Watchers online.

Today is my first day and already I have been hit with obstacles. A Hershey's bar in the freezer. Marshmallows in the cupboard and caramels on the counter. Normally I would succomb to their sweet calls and have a taste here and there for breakfast but because I am committing myself to being successful on WW I have turned down all that junk. A huge motivational tool for me is that I am paying for this service so I don't want to fail and let my dollars go down the drain.

For those of you wanting to know, I paid $54.85 for 3 months on the Weight Watchers online program. Right now when you register for the 3 months up front, they waive the sign up fee which is normally $29.95. This is good thru August 5th. The monthly rate is $17.95 per month which honestly is not bad at all considering you can spend that much on coffee in a week!

I like WW Online because it has all the tools I need to be successful without the meetings, which I am sure help some people but I would be a bit embarrassed to go. The last time I was on WW I lost almost 25 lbs. I only quit when I got pregnant with my youngest. Of course being pregnant and all, I allowed my cravings to get the better of me.

So here I am, my youngest is now 2 and I am watching the scale creep back up to that weight I was when I joined WW before. I had told myself I would never allow that to happen. I have been working out and trying to make better choices but I am not at all disciplined when it comes to portion control.

For my height and weight (5'9 157 lbs) I am allotted 23 Flex Points per day. I am not sure of exact calculations but they base the points value by combining the calories, fat and fiber in the items you are eating.

It also helps me lose weight because I have to pause before I eat long enough to find out how many points I am using up. I'm usually an impulsive eater so this helps me take the time to make wiser choices.

So for the next few months, I'll be sharing my experiences on the WW program as well as recipes. Any Weight Watchers members out there? Comment me and let me know!

Now, onto a recipe I made for breakfast this morning. I found this one: Creamy Scrambled Eggs with Scallions and Tomatoes but I was only cooking for myself so I changed it up to my tastes while keeping the Points Value at 3.

These are my ingredients after changing:

1 item(s) egg
1 Tbsp scallion(s)
1/8 tsp table salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 oz fat-free cream cheese
1 Tbsp 1% low-fat milk
1 oz mushroom(s)

I added the mushrooms because I need more substance to my meal and I changed the cream cheese from light to fat free. I did not have egg whites on hand but I highly recommend using them because they are less Points value and you get more!

Here is how they turned out:

Oh and this is a salad plate so this is what the portion size looks like:

I thought the eggs tasted good. I was tempted to add some wheat toast but I gave it a whirl without those extra carbs and I have to admit after pairing this with my cuppa coffee I am pretty satisfied.

I set my goal at 25 lbs to lose in 3 months. I know that is a pretty high bar but I love a good challenge. Honestly I would be thrilled to lose 15 lbs but I haven't been at 135 lbs since before having my 1st son! Since I am done having babies I figure why not go back to prepreprebaby weight?!

So fellow it or not, I'm gonna have lots of tips and goodies for you over the next few months!


adrienzgirl said...

I have been considering doing the WW thing myself Cheesecake. I think I might just give this a whirl.

Angelia said...

I was just looking at the WW website this morning. I did well with it my first go around, but I can't do the online. I need the meetings. The only leader in our area isnt' great though. I think I'm going to join anyway. I need the guidance and motivation. Going it on my own isn't working.

Amanda Robinson said...

I just had my son about 6 weeks ago and I know that in the near future WW will be somethiang I will need to join...the damn breastmilk will not take it all off!!!

Very proud of you for taking the step towards your goal!!!

passionofthemom said...

That sounds awesome!! I've never looked into WW, and always wondered just how that worked. I guess I always figured you had to buy specific food from them, like Jenny Craig and the like. Will definitely be considering this one -- THANK YOU!! =)

Anonymous said...

You can do it!! If I can lose 48 pounds you can lose whatever you want too! I swear. I have really crappy willpower. Just find healthier options to satisfy all your cravings!

gayle said...

Going to start ww tomorrow!!!

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