I have always stood behind Weight Watchers and have lost many, many pounds while on it. I have memorized those points, written them down on a refrigerator note pad and also written point values on all our pantry food. I was a Weight Watcher’s diehard. A few months ago, I got VERY serious about my workouts and took up a 5 day workout plan that my personal trainer designed for me. I continued to count points as I attended every workout session and did lose weight, but it didn’t “melt off” me like I had thought that it would. .
For Christmas, I bought my husband a calorie counter bracelet that tracked steps, calories eaten, calories burned, sleep activity and water consumed each day. I thought it was pretty neat and wanted one for myself, but refused to use the food tracking portion because I was NOT going to deviate from my current Weight Watcher’s plan. My husband convinced me just to try and said that I could always go back to my Weight Watcher’s plan if it didn’t work. I wasn’t too happy about this change and half way fought it for two weeks before I broke down and became loyal to logging my calories in my new fitness band. Well, I was wrong and husband was right – Yes Michael, I said it! I should have listened to him before, but I didn’t want to change what I had currently been doing because I had lost weight and was feeling good about myself. The first week I loyally swapped over from my Weight Watcher’s plan to counting calories on my band, I could tell the difference! I have lost more weight and hate to take my band off to even let it charge for a few hours. Its’ app tracks my daily progress and it even tells me how many calories I have left at the end of the night. Basically, if I am out of calories and want to eat, I go hop on the elliptical long enough to earn “eating calories” and then I have my low fat snack and I am satisfied.
So, if you haven’t tried counting calories, hop on board and give a try for at least a week, you may surprise yourself. I know I did!
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