In January, I started my weight loss journey.
I’d been thinking about it forever. My body had changed so much since having my little guy. It had gotten to the point that I was feeling terrible about my body for many different reasons. I wasn’t happy with the way my body looked and wasn’t happy with how I felt (psychically and mentally).
I spent several weeks studying what “diet” or lifestyle change would be the best fit for me.
That’s when I ran into *Mallory Ervin’s WW* video on youtube. I saw all of the wonderful things that she was sharing about her lifestyle change and I literally signed up for Weight Watcher’s (WW) that night.
What is WW?
WW is a point system. You can literally eat whatever you would like that day, as long as you are only eating the points allotted to you. There are different plans depending on how often you eat certain foods.
I came out on the green plan (this plan counts every food you eat)…. It probably came out that way because my survey kind of looked like this…
“How often do you eat sweets?” = “Always”
“How often do you eat bread?” = “Always”
“How often do you eat salty foods?” = I meeaan….. “most of the time”
Every day I’m allotted 30 points. And each week I have 40 extra “weekly points”. These weekly points are there for when I go over my daily points. Say one day I ate 34 points. 4 points would be taken away from my weekly points and I would have 36 weekly points left.
My plan is to eat within my points all week (sometimes I go over) and then have one “treat” meal a week. There are weeks that I stay in my points and weeks that I go a bit over. I don’t worry too much about it either way. I am really trying to treat this as a lifestyle change, rather than a diet.
I started my WW journey back in January. The first three weeks were actually pretty great. I lost about 9 pounds and really stayed in my points.
Then… my birthday came around. After that, Valentine’s Day, haha! Needless to say, I fell off the wagon for a few weeks. I started back up again in March. I was so disappointed in myself those few weeks, that I didn’t even want to try again. I thought if I failed the first time, I was bound to fail again.
And…I might. I might fall off the band wagon again. But it will be okay, because I know getting back on is doable. It’s nothing to be ashamed about.
I actually just weighed myself this morning and am currently down fourteen pounds! WOO-HOO!
Adding in Exercise
One thing I’ve started to incorporate more into my daily schedule is exercise! We recently bought a Peloton and my current goal is to ride it four days a week.
I truly love working out…. once I’m on the bike, haha. It’s getting the motivation after a long day to actually hop on. And no…. I just can’t get up any earlier than I do to workout… Ross keeps suggesting that, and I keep laughing. lolerzzz!
I also REALLY love to incorporate yoga into my workouts. Before I was pregnant, I did hot yoga at least 4 days a week.
Nowadays, with the little guy at home, I usually play a yoga workout video through Youtube. Rhett really enjoys running around and trying to copy what I do. Makes it fun for both of us! 🙂
I recently found out that Peloton is offering a 90 day free trial for all of their workouts! We already have the app, but I haven’t tried their yoga yet. Maybe we will try a session next week!
Favorite Point Friendly Snacks
Alright… now on to the good stuff! Below, I am going to be sharing my FAVORITE snacks/desserts that are low(er) in points. If you enjoy this, let me know! I’d love to share a WW *What We Eat for Dinner* post too!
Fruits and vegetables = ZERO POINTS
Poppables – 30 pieces = 5 points
Crackers and Jelly- 8 Ritz Crackers and Jalapeno Jelly for 6 points
Baked White Cheddar Cheetos Puffs= 32 pieces for 5 points
Sargento Light String Cheese– 1 string for 1 point
Chips and Salsa- 15 tortilla chips and salsa 5 points
Cheese Tortilla Roll Up– Ole tortilla and 1/4 cup shredded cheese dipped in salsa for 5 points
Apple with melted peanut butter, chocolate chips, and sprinkles – 1 apple, 1 tbsp Natural Peanut Butter, 1/2 tbsp chocolate chips, 1 tbsp of sprinkles = 6 points
Jello Sugar-free Chocolate Pudding and a dash of rainbow sprinkles = 3 points
Enlightened Cold Brew Coffee Ice Cream= 2 points for a half cup
Frozen Graham Crackers and Whipped Cream– 2 sandwiches (4 squares) = 5 points
Nabisco Oreo Thin Crisps- 1 packet for 4 points
Chocolate Covered Strawberries- Strawberries and 30 Lily’s Dark Chocolate Premium Baking Chips = 1 point
Peanut Butter Balls– 2 tablespoons of Natural Peanut Butter (2/3 balls) and 20 Lily’s Dark Chocolate Premium Baking Chips for 7 points
Excited to continue sharing this journey with you!