Sunday, January 06, 2008

First Week of Weight Watchers

I've finished my first week of Weight Watchers, and have lost a whopping 2.5 lbs. For those who don't know, the whole Weight Watchers system is based on points. You just have to eat less than a certain amount of points per day, based on your current body weight (in my case, 30,) and stick with it, and the weight drops. All foods have a defined value of points. A good list can be found here: http://quiddity.cc/rachel/diet/wwfoods.htm#P .

Weight Watchers has all sorts of schemes where you get extra points for exercise, and you can bank points from day to day and all that, but I just ignore that and try to get less than 30 (25 on a good day,) and exercise for an hour a day. Otherwise it gets too complicated.

The exercise part is getting hard too. Temperatures keep dropping here in Jerusalem as the winter sets in, so I either get wet in the frozen rain (I was hailed on last Friday,) or my hands feel like they're gonna fall off. On the plus side, I can't really stop running for too long because I start to go hypothermic, so I get a real cardio workout.

I suppose any change, to be permanent, has to be gradual. Anyway, I'm posting my chart so far here, and will continue to post it from time to time until I reach my goal, which is to get back down to the 215 lb range. I started at 235. Well, this is a bit strange posting this for the world to see, but hey, it will keep me on the plan, right?

It is nice to know for certain that if I just put my mind to it, I can make it, since I once lost over 50 lbs on the same program.


Here's a "before" picture of what I looked like at my fattest back in 2002:


And here's what I looked like at my thinnest when I made aliyah in August, 2006. At the time, I was hiking all over Jerusalem looking at apartments, and I was with family, so I didn't have a fridge of my own to rummage through:

3 comments:

lorraine5 said...

just found your blog...how are you doing with WW??? i have been a lifer and am now trying to get back to going to meetings--- do you know any in Talbiah in English??? Lorraine

Lara said...

do you have any contact details for weight watchers. i am interested in joining a group in Herziliah or Rananna. thanks Devorah

Klara said...

did any of you find out about WW in Jerusalem? or the continuation of his progress?

Klara