One of things I was most looking forward to after giving birth to our second child (other then the joy of a new baby) was getting my body back into shape and getting some new yummy mummy clothes. I’m so fed up of feeling like a frumpy mum with a just throw it on as long as there isn’t too much sick/ snot on it style, I want to start taking pride in my appearance and health.
So I decided that once Max was 4 weeks old I would join weight watchers. I’ve never done a weight loss program before and was quite nervous about going. I mustered my courage and went to my first meeting three weeks ago. I don’t know why I was so nervous as everyone there was really friendly and helpful.
Weight watchers works on a point system. Every food has a point value and you can eat any food you like as long as you stick to your daily points limit, you are also given some extra weekly points to use for treats and extras which you can use as you wish, either all in one go or spread through the week.
The number of points you have to use is determined at your first weigh in as it is calculated using your starting weight. My starting weight was 12 stone which means my daily point allowance would be 26, however as I am exclusively breastfeeding I get an extra 10 points. Which means I have 36 daily points to use, plus my 49 extra points to use weekly.
I joined up to the monthly package so that I have access to the weight watchers meetings and the online resources. I’ve found the online system really useful so I’m really glad I went for the full package as it makes working out the points for food and keeping track of my points really easy, I do it all on our iPad which I always have to hand near the kitchen.
Progress to date has been slow and steady which is exactly what I want as I don’t want any drastic weight loss to affect breast feeding. My results so far are:
Starting weight 12 stone
Week 1: No weight loss
Week 2: Lost 2 and a half pounds
Week 3: I missed the weigh in, but am pretty sure I’ve lost a couple of pounds
I’m going to do some separate posts as to the foods I’m eating and some recipes and the points they add up to. I’ll also keep you posted as to my weight loss sucess. Wish me luck!